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The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas: A Pocket Field Guide

The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas: A Pocket Field Guide (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Here is a lunar atlas designed specifically for use in the field by lunar observers. Its title - The Six-inch Lunar Atlas - refers both to the aperture of the telescope used to make the images in the book, and also to the book's physical size: so it's perfect for fitting into an observer's pocket!

The author's own lunar photographs were taken with a 6-inch (150mm) telescope and CCD camera, and closely match the visual appearance of the Moon when viewed through a modest (3-inch to 8-inch) telescope. (Depending on seeing, of course.) Each picture is shown oriented "as the Moon really is" when viewed from the northern hemisphere, and is supplemented by exquisite computer sketches that list the main features. Two separate computer sketches are provided to go with each photograph, one oriented to appear as seen through an SCT telescope (e.g. the Meade and Celestron ranges), the other oriented for Newtonian and refracting telescopes. It is worth commenting that most observers find it extremely difficult to identify lunar features when using a conventional atlas and SCT telescope - the human brain is very poor at making "mirror-image" visual translations.

There is a page of descriptions for the salient features in each photograph.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeAstronomical charts & atlasesScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeAstronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methodsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timePopular astronomy & spaceScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeTheoretical & mathematical astronomy Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 01/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9780387876092  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 08/10/2009.  

Don Spain has been a Lunar observer since 1957, and is Chairman of the Planetary and Lunar Section of the Louisville Astronomical Society. He is an active member of the Transient Lunar Phenomena Research Project and author of the Lunar Watch column for the Louisville Astronomical Society's StarWord. Currently he teaches astronomy at Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Lifelong Learning Programs, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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