Observing the Moon

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - Science - 181 pages
Observing the Moon is a definitive work, written as a reference book for anyone seriously interested in the Moon and its geology. It is of course a perfect companion for practical observers. Detailed and extensively illustrated chapters catalog ail the interesting lunar features visible in modest telescopes. They are preceded by a crash course in modern lunar geology - based on the vast amount we have learned during and since the Apollo missions - and are followed by chapters on photographic and CCD imaging, drawing and lunar topography. A CD-ROM accompanies this book and contains an atlas of lunar images and much more. The CD-ROM requires a PC running Windows 3.1 or higher, a minimum of 16MB (Windows 3.1), 64MB (Windows 95 up) of memory and a 2x or faster CD-ROM player.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Moon
1
The Moons Motions in Space
4
Lunar Librations and Eclipses
8
The Basic Kinds of Lunar Formations
13
The Lunar Maria and Bays
19
The Lunar Rille
22
The Lunar Mountains
23
A Crash Course in Lunar Geology
27
Questions to Ask
118
Some Important Data
120
What to Do with Your Drawinqs
123
Lunar Topographic Studies
125
Lunar Transient Phenomena LTPs
133
Lunar Eclipses and Occultations
137
Lunar Occultations
141
Imaging the Moon
145

A Lunar Geologists Lexicon
28
Our Changing Views of Lunar Geology
31
How the Moon Came to Be
32
The Lunar Geologic Tim
33
Lunar Geologys Unsolved Mysteries
36
Lunar Features Northeast Quadrant
39
Lunar Features Southeast Quadrant
55
Lunar Features Northwest Quadrant
71
Lunar Features Southwest Quadrant
87
Introduction to Observing the Moon
105
Choosing a Telescope for Lunar Observing
107
Finding Your Way Around the Moon
110
Eyepieces and Filters
111
Drawing Lunar Features
115
Michael Gates
146
An ApogeePerigee Project
149
Vertical Studies
150
Imaging the Moon with an AstroVideo Camera
152
The CDROM Lunar Atlas
159
Lunar CCD Imaging
160
Glossary of Lunar Terminology
166
Further Reading
168
Lunar Observing Forms
170
Index
177
Files Lunar Atlas on the CDROM
180
Instructions for Using the CDROM
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