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Observing the Moon

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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!

  • Fully updated to take account of the latest imaging techniques, such as webcam observing
  • Written by one of the most experienced and well-regarded lunar observers in the world
  • 'Hands-on' approach - contains valuable practical advice on observing techniques and how to get the most from your telescope

Table of Contents

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


Specifications: Observing the Moon

  • EDITION: 2nd Edition
  • DATE PUBLISHED: March 2014
  • FORMAT: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781107688711
  • LENGTH: 419 pages
  • DIMENSIONS: 245 x 188 x 20 mm
  • WEIGHT: 0.94kg

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