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Observing the moon : a practical guide for amateur astronomers

Author: Peter Wlasuk
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, 2000.
Series: Practical astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
A practical guide to moon gazing that provides detailed descriptions of lunar features, explains how to choose a telescope, and covers lunar eclipses and occultations, topographic studies, drawing lunar features, and lunar photography. Also includes a CD-ROM containing a lunar atlas.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wlasuk
ISBN: 1852331933 9781852331931
OCLC Number: 659996475
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disk: Macintosh; System 6.0 or better; or IBM-compatible PC; DOS 5.0 or better.
Contents: 1. Introduction to the Moon --
2. The Basic Kinds of Lunar Formations --
3. A Crash Course in Lunar Geology --
4. Lunar Features --
Northeast Quadrant --
5. Lunar Features --
Southeast Quadrant --
6. Lunar Features --
Northwest Quadrant --
7. Lunar Features --
Southwest Quadrant --
8. Introduction to Observing the Moon --
9. Drawing Lunar Features --
10. Lunar Topographic Studies --
11. Lunar Eclipses and Occultations --
12. Imaging the Moon.
Series Title: Practical astronomy.
Responsibility: Peter T. Wlasuk.


This text catalogues most of the interesting lunar features visible in modest telescopes. There is a crash course in modern lunar geology, followed by chapters on photographic and CCD imaging,  Read more...


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