The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas A Pocket Field Guide

Auteur: Don Spain
Taal: Engels
The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780387876092
  • Druk: 2009 ed.
  • september 2009
  • 260 pagina's
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Samenvatting

Here is a lunar atlas designed specifically for use in the field by lunar observers. Its title – The Six-inch Lunar Atlas – refers both to the aperture of the telescope used to make the images in the book, and also to the book's physical size: 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 a modest (3-inch to 8-inch) telescope. (Depending on seeing, of course.) 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. It is worth commenting that most observers find it extremely difficult to identify lunar features when using a conventional atlas and SCT telescope – the human brain is very poor at making ''mirror-image'' visual translations.


There is a page of descriptions for the salient features in each photograph.

Recensie(s)

From the reviews: This volume is designed as an easy reference companion for the amateur telescopic observer who does not want the inconvenience of using large-scale (and expensive) lunar atlases in dark and damp conditions. It provides finder charts for some sixty popular lunar formations, as well as a more detailed photographic chart for each of those features alongside a short descriptive text. ... it is engagingly written by an observer who combines experience of telescopic observation with an infectious enthusiasm for his subject. (Bill Leatherbarrow, The Observatory, Vol. 130 (1214), June, 2010) It will be of use to the beginning or casual observer of the Moon... anyone who wishes to locate the major features on the Moon and to acquire a little knowledge about these formations'. Don Spain is a member of the Louisville Astronomical Society whose first view of the Moon through a telescope in 1958 prompted, in his words, a lifelong love affair with Selene'. The purpose of the atlas is to provide an easily accessible guide for use at the telescope'. (Nigel Longshaw, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Vol. 120 (1), 2010)

Productspecificaties

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
2009 ed.
Verschijningsdatum
2009-09-01
Aantal pagina's
260 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Don Spain
Uitgever
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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EAN
9780387876092

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
910
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2009-09-01
Subtitel
A Pocket Field Guide
Thema Subject Code
PG

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