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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
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      Pages 19-22
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      Pages 23-26
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      Pages 27-30
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      Pages 31-34
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

CCD lunar field guide lunar mirror images lunar observers moon pocket atlas moon pocket guide six inch telescope

Authors and affiliations

  • Don Spain
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  1. 1.LouisvilleU.S.A.

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