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Overview

Discover the Moon by Jean Lacroux, Christian Legrand

The Moon is accessible to everyone. Because it is easy to observe everywhere, even in big cities, it is a prime target for aspiring astronomers and for those who are merely curious about the night sky. This easy-to-use guide to discovering lunar sites takes the reader through fourteen observing sessions from New Moon to Full Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and other features can be seen, and how to find them. Each photograph shows what the observer actually sees through a telescope, solving the usual difficulties of orientation confronting beginners. Images are shown as they appear through both refracting and reflecting telescopes. Maps printed on the book's front and back flaps show the whole Moon with sites as seen through a refractor, through a Newtonian reflector, or, when turned upside-down, through binoculars. Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French astronomy magazine Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has published four successful amateur astronomy books in French. Christian Legrand is an engineer and amateur astronomer, who has been a passionate lunar observer since the Apollo missions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521535557
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/12/2004
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French astronomy magazine Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has published four successful amateur astronomy books in French.

Christian Legrand is an engineer and amateur astronomer, who has been a passionate lunar observer since the Apollo missions.

Table of Contents

How to use this book; Earth's Moon; Observation equipment and sites; Guide to the Moon; From Full Moon to New Moon; References; Glossary; Latin and English Names.

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