The Moon is accessible to everyone. Because it is easy to observe
everywhere, even in big cities, it is a prime target for aspiring
astronomers and for those who are merely curious about the night
sky. This easy-to-use guide to discovering lunar sites takes the
reader through fourteen observing sessions from New Moon to Full
Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and
other features can be seen, and how to find them. Each photograph
shows what the observer actually sees through a telescope, solving
the usual difficulties of orientation confronting beginners. Images
are shown as they appear through both refracting and reflecting
telescopes. Maps printed on the book's front and back flaps show
the whole Moon with sites as seen through a refractor, through a
Newtonian reflector, or, when turned upside-down, through
binoculars. Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French
astronomy magazine Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has published
four successful amateur astronomy books in French. Christian
Legrand is an engineer and amateur astronomer, who has been a
passionate lunar observer since the Apollo missions.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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• Christian Legrand
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