Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

Moonwalk with Your Eyes

A Pocket Field Guide

Authors: Plotner, Tammy

  • Includes "crater hopping" instructions and maps to locate lunar features, even some that are not included in today’s computer-controlled telescope databases
  • Identifies for viewers of all levels what can be observed using a range of different-sized telescopes and binoculars
  • Contains challenging features not found in other lunar-observing books that will appeal even to veteran lunar observers
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0646-5
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Softcover $34.95
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About this book

Are you ready to take a quarter of a million mile journey with just your eyes? Then welcome to "Moon Walk with Your Eyes"!

We often take the beauty of our nearest astronomical neighbor for granted. How often do we really stop to think about why it looks the way it does or what a closer look will reveal? In this book, written in easy-to-understand language by one backyard astronomer to another, we'll explore the Moon night by night, as it goes through a full cycle. Every lunar day has something new to learn! And along your journey, you will be reading about the history, mystery, poetry, and legends that are associated with our Moon.

Charts will help guide you to specific lunar features, as well as annotated photographic maps that pinpoint important or unusual craters. You'll soon learn to identify major features at just a glance and be able to create your own world-class images. You'll have right at hand the times and dates for every lunar day, phase, and eclipse for years to come.

Imagine yourself at the telescope "crater hopping" to new challenges and being able to instantly identify Moon features. Picture yourself using binoculars and naming all you can see with ease! Within weeks, you'll be able to show everyone where each mission landed and tell amazing facts. So go ahead and Moonwalk with your eyes. Once you start your journey, you won’t want to turn back!

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Amateur astronomer Tammy Plotner takes you on a journey with your eyes to learn in a very non-technical entry-level manner what to see on the Moon. … The book is divided into a chapter for each day of a lunation cycle … . I thoroughly enjoyed reading this guide to observing the Moon. I highly recommend it to anyone interested learning about our celestial companion. You will have hours of enjoyment as this book opens up the Moon to your eyes.” (Robert Garfinkle, The Observatory, Vol. 131 (1223), August, 2011)

Table of contents (38 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0646-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0645-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moonwalk with Your Eyes
Book Subtitle
A Pocket Field Guide
Authors
Series Title
Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0646-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0646-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0645-8
Series ISSN
2198-0756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
252 b/w illustrations
Topics