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Moon Observer's Guide

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ISBN-10: 1552978885

ISBN-13: 9781552978887

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter Grego

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: Why Observe the Moon?
Lunar geology and the Moon's features
The Moon's craters
Larger craters - the walled plains
Impact basins and the maria
The Birth of the Moon
Mountain ranges and peaks
Wrinkles in the lunar seascape
Domes
A faulted Moon
Rilles
The Moon in space
The Moon's orbit
Time and tide
The Moon's illusion
Following the Moon in the sky
Lunar librations
Earthshine
Moonlight
The lunar observer's equipment
Binoculars
Telescopes of all shapes and sizes
"Serious" telescopes
The power to resolve
Eyepieces
Telescope mounts
Personal computers and lunar programs
Moonwatching
Moonwatching for each day of its 28 day cycle, with maps)
Recording your observations
Conventional photography
Digital imaging
Drawing the Moon
Eclipses and occultations
Solar eclipses
Lunar eclipses
Observing lunar eclipses
Lunar occultations
The space-age moon
Soviet Moon probes
Lunar probes of the United States
By rocket to the Moon
Return to the Moon
Glossary
Resources
General index
Features index
Acknowledgements