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  • Page extent: 422 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.08 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521874076)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published July 2007

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$66.95 (G)

Written by an experienced and well-known lunar observer, this is a hands-on primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon. Whether you are a novice or are already experienced in practical astronomy, you will find plenty in this book to help you raise your game to the next level and beyond. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the author provides extensive practical advice and sophisticated background knowledge of the Moon and of lunar observation. It incorporates the latest developments in lunar imaging techniques, including digital photography, CCD imaging and webcam observing, and essential advice on collimating all common types of telescope. Learn what scientists have discovered about our Moon, and what mysteries remain still to be solved. Find out how you can take part in the efforts to solve these mysteries, as well as enjoying the Moon's spectacular magnificence for yourself!


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. 'Magnificent desolation'; 2. The moon through the looking glass; 3. Telescopes and drawing boards; 4. The Moon in camera; 5. Stacking up the Moon; 6. The physical Moon; 7. Lunarware; 8. 'A to Z' of selected lunar landscapes; 9. TLP or not TLP?; Appendix 1. Telescope collimation; Appendix 2. Field-testing a telescope's optics; Appendix 3. Polar alignment; Index.


"He covers just about everything you need to get started including equipment, imaging, image manipulation, and more. It talks about what has been discovered and even more importantly it talks about lunar mysteries that remain still to be solved. It just might be enough to make one take the telescope out of the closet and embark on a lifetime of study." - Publisher Review, Books-On-Line

"...this book is a good friendly way to introduce amateurs to lunar observing..." --Journal of the British Astronomical Association

"Gerald North, an accomplished lunar the author, or coauthor, of a number of texts on advanced amateur astronomy and observing techniques...This book is well produced and is a very useful, practical reference guide for the lunar observer, whether beginner or advanced. This delightful volume should inspire a new generation to the study of the Moon, Earth’s long term companion in space." - John McFarland, Contemporary Physics, June 2013

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