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Philip's Moon Observer's Guide
Peter Grego

Classification : Reference
Pub Date : Sep 10, 2011
Imprint : Philip's
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781849070652
Price : 699

About the book
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
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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