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The Philip's Moon Observer's Guide by Peter Grego

The Philip's Moon Observer's Guide by Peter Grego

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The Philip's Moon Observer's Guide

by Peter Grego

Imprint: Philip's
Format: Paperback
Size: 198 x 126 x mm
Pages: 192
ISBN:
 9781849070652
Published: 4th January 2010

Suitable for both beginners and more experienced observers, this work explains when to look for which features, enabling you to plan your own lunar explorations. It explains the origin and appearance of the different types of surface feature.

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"Philip's Moon Observer's Guide" is a practical guide for Moonwatchers, suitable for both beginners and more experienced observers. Peter Grego, a well-known Moon expert, shares his enthusiasm and expertise in this informative book. Features on the Moon are best seen when they are close to the day-night line, known as the terminator. At the heart of "Philip's Moon Observer's Guide" is a day-by-day lunar observing diary based on the progress of the terminator. Using detailed sections of Moon map for each day, the author explains when to look for which features, enabling you to plan your own lunar explorations. Colourful diagrams, stunning close-up images and straightforward text explain the origin and appearance of the different types of surface feature. Eclipses are always eagerly followed by astronomers, and the author explains the best way to observe and record these fascinating events. "Philip's Moon Observer's Guide" is divided into seven chapters: Lunar geology and the Moon's features; The Moon in space; The lunar observer's equipment; Moonwatching; Recording your observations; Eclipses and occultations; and, The space-age Moon". "Philip's Moon Observer's Guide" also includes a glossary of terms as well as details of a number of astronomical societies and groups, together with useful Internet resources.


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