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Description - Observing the Moon by Gerald North

Written 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521874076
ISBN-10: 0521874076
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 25mm)
Pages: 422
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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