The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Observing the Moon

Authors: Wlasuk, Peter T.

  • The first definitive up-to-date observer's guide to the Moon to be published for ten years - during which time we have learnt a great deal!
  • Introduces the geology of the Moon in relation to the observable features
  • Corrects the many errors that have been perpetuated in earlier works
  • Accompanying CD-ROM contains a gallery of lunar images
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About this book

Why write another guide to observing the Moon? That was the question I was pondering as I began this project, having a fine collection of "classic" lunar guidebooks dating back to 1791 in my own library. As a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), member of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences (AAS DPS), and member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), I am fortunate to know many pro­ fessionallunar scientists who keep me up to date with developments in lunar scienc- contrary to public perception, lunar science has definitely not stagnated since the last Apollo, No. 17, left the surface of the Moon in December, 1972. I am also lucky to know many amateur lunar observers, who, like me, enjoy actually looking at the Moon with tele­ scopes and imaging it with a wide variety of devices ranging from regular 35 mm cameras to video recorders and CCD cameras. My friends who study the Moon, whether in their professions or just for fun, gave me several reasons for doing "another" lunar guidebook. First, the last lunar observer's guide of any length was published over ten years ago, and many reviewers noted that it was badly out of date even then.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observing the Moon
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0483-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0483-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-1152-8
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 182
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