Observing the Moon
The Modern Astronomer's Guide 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Gerald North
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Observing the Moon by Gerald North
Book DescriptionWritten 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!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521874076
(246mm x 189mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerald North
Observing Variable Stars, Novae and Supernovae, Paperback (August 2014)
Instructs amateur astronomers in observing and monitoring variable stars and other objects of variable brightness.
Observing the Moon, Paperback (March 2014)
A hands-on primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon, providing extensive practical advice for novices and experienced astronomers.
Observing the Solar System, Hardback (October 2012)
A practical primer for aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects, written by an experienced amateur astronomer.
Observing Comets, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Gerald North
Since comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets. This comprehensive book serves as a "primer" for comet hunters and a text for advanced amateurs. It is aimed at amateur astronomers.
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Author Biography - Gerald North
Gerald North graduated in physics and astronomy. A former teacher and college lecturer, he was also a Guest Observer of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He is now a freelance astronomer and author. He is a long term member of the British Astronomical Association, and has served in several posts in their Lunar Section. Other observing guides include the acclaimed Advanced Amateur Astronomy (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Observing Variable Stars, Novae, and Supernovae (with Nick James, Cambridge University Press, 2004).
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