Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Astronomy - Popular Astronomy | Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon

Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon

Byrne, Charles

2005, X, 329 p. With online files/update.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-84628-154-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-85233-886-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

In 1967, Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 sent back to Earth a superb series of photographs of the surface of the Moon, despite severe degradation caused by scanning and the reconstruction processes involved in transmission from lunar orbit.
Using 21st century techniques, Charles Byrne  - previously System Engineer of the Apollo Program for Lunar Orbiter Photography -  has removed almost all the artifacts and imperfections to provide a comprehensive and beautifully detailed set of images of the lunar surface.
The book has been organized to make it easy for astronomers to use, enabling ground-based images and views to be compared with the Orbiter photographs.  The photographs are striking for their consistent Sun angles (for uniform appearance).  All features are identified with their current IAU-approved names, and each photograph is located in terms of latitude and longitude.  To help practical astronomers, all the photographs are systematically related to an Earth-based view.


Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Lunar - Lunar Orbiter - Lunar Science - Photography - astronomy

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Overview of the Atlas Lunar Orbiter Mission 4 The Mission Overview of the Nearside of the Moon Organization of the Photos Orientale Basin Region Humorum Basin Region Imbrium Basin Region Nectaris Basin Region Serenitatis Basin Region Eastern Basins Region North Polar Region South Polar Region Glossary References

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Popular Science in Astronomy.