The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Don Spain

Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Don Spain
      Pages 3-8
    3. Don Spain
      Pages 9-11
  3. The Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 14-14
    2. Don Spain
      Pages 14-17
    3. Don Spain
      Pages 19-22
    4. Don Spain
      Pages 23-26
    5. Don Spain
      Pages 27-30
    6. Don Spain
      Pages 31-34
    7. Don Spain
      Pages 35-38
    8. Don Spain
      Pages 39-42
    9. Don Spain
      Pages 43-46
    10. Don Spain
      Pages 47-50
    11. Don Spain
      Pages 51-54
    12. Don Spain
      Pages 55-58
    13. Don Spain
      Pages 59-62
    14. Don Spain
      Pages 63-66
    15. Don Spain
      Pages 67-70
    16. Don Spain
      Pages 71-74

About this book


The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas has been designed specifically for use in the field by lunar observers so it’s perfect for fitting into an observer’s pocket! The author’s own lunar photographs were taken with a 6-inch (150mm) telescope and CCD camera, and closely match the visual appearance of the Moon when viewed through 3-inch to 8-inch telescopes. Each picture is shown oriented "as the Moon really is" when viewed from the northern hemisphere, and is supplemented by exquisite computer sketches that list the main features. Two separate computer sketches are provided to go with each photograph, one oriented to appear as seen through an SCT telescope (e.g. the Meade and Celestron ranges), the other oriented for Newtonian and refracting telescopes. Observers using the various types telescopes will find it extremely helpful to identify lunar features as the human brain is very poor at making "mirror-image" visual translations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Don Spain
    • 1
  1. 1.LouisvilleU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-87609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-87610-8
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