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Observing the moon : the modern astronomer's guide / Gerald North.



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North, Gerald.
Publication date:
2nd ed. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Book
  • xi, 408 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 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-- Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
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!.
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