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Moon Observer's Guideby Peter Grego
Synopses & Reviews
Night-by-night guide to observing the moon covering lunar geology and the causes of physical features such as craters and volcanoes. Includes guidelines for choosing equipment and recording observations.
Book News Annotation:
In this selection of the Astronomy Book Club, Grego presents a pocket guide with a lunar primer, advice on equipment for night-to-night moon-watching, a glossary, resources, and detailed maps.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A night-by-night guide to studying the moon.
The moon is usually the first celestial body that captures a stargazer's attention and imagination. Throughout history, the moon has endured as a universal subject of myth, poems, entertainment and intense scientific endeavor.
In clear language and with full color photographs and illustrations throughout, Moon Observer's Guide offers practical guidance to amateur astronomers viewing Earth's only natural satellite. There is valuable advice for observing the Moon with the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. Central to this book is a detailed 28-day guide to lunar features. Lunar geology and the various causes of physical features, such as craters and volcanoes, are described.
Also included are: Guidelines for choosing binoculars and telescopesWays of recording observationsDigital and conventional photographyUsing Internet resources, personal computers and lunar software programsSafety tips for observing the moon during solar and lunar eclipsesDetailed moon maps
This book is an ideal reference for the growing numbers of beginning astronomers.
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