A handy book offering a unique approach to help amateur observers identify the different features visible on the moon.
Covering everything from the equipment you need to view the Moon most effectively to what lunar features are in view on each day of the month, Observing the Moon tells you everything you need to know to get started. Telescopic equipment can be complex and expensive so there is advice on how choose what is best suited for your needs.
Dust in the atmosphere and the reflection of light means photographs never give a true representation of the moon. So there are spectacular detailed illustrations drawn by the author to show the features exactly as they appear, month by month, through binoculars or a telescope. There is a commentary on these features pointing out what is most interesting about each.
The variation in the position of the moon – or libration – is charted in the final section of the book, which shows the changes in the position of the moon over the next four years.
The only practical guide to observing the Moon currently available, this book offers a handy, affordable introduction to a fascinating subject.
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This book is certainly worth the small cost. -- Popular AstronomyAbout the Author:
John S. Folkes is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a regular guest speaker at many local astronomical societies. He is passionate about promoting astronomy in schools and helps to familiarise amateur observers with lunar features through his spectacular illustrations. John is now retired and lives in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire with his wife, Irene. This is his first book.
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