Observing the Moon

The Modern Astronomer's Guide

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  • 0511287348
  • 9780521874076
  • 9780511287343
Written by an experienced and well-known lunar observer, this is a hands-on primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon. Whether you are a novice or are already experienced in practical astronomy, you will find plenty in this book to help you raise your game to the next level and beyond. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the author provides extensive practical advice and sophisticated background knowledge of the Moon and of lunar observation. It incorporates the latest developments in lunar imaging techniques, including digital photography, CCD imaging and webcam observing, and essential advice on collimating all common types of telescope. Learn what scientists have discovered about our Moon, and what mysteries remain still to be solved. Find out how you can take part in the efforts to solve these mysteries, as well as enjoying the Moon's spectacular magnificence for yourself!
  • Cambridge University Press; July 2007
  • ISBN 9780511287343
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Observing the Moon
  • Author: Gerald North
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511287348
  • 9780521874076
  • 9780511287343

In The Press

'… the friendly and chatty style of Observing the Moon continues in this second edition … Chapters have had major modifications to reflect the changes in the past seven years and cover subjects such as camera attachments to the telescope, modern CCD cameras, camcorders and webcams, image processing techniques and online web resources. This book is a good friendly way to introduce amateurs to lunar observing and has some excellent examples of observations by well known observers to illustrate what can be done.' Tony Cook, Journal of the British Astronomical Association