Got a new lunar guide today
Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:04 PM
This was one of the first books I added to my library when I "discovered" that the Moon was an object to explore instead of despise. I reviewed it at IMO Book Review: Discover the Moon and I have recommended it to several lunar newbies. I think my favorite feature of the book is its day by day walk through of the terminator and beyond.
peace & clear skies
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:15 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:02 PM
But what I really like is that the majority of the book is a day-to-day guide complete with photographs, detailing which major features are available for viewing near the terminator each day of the lunar cycle.
FWIW, "Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes" by Ernest H. Cherrington also has a day-by-day tour guide like that. It's a neat feature! My copy is an original, before "and Small Telescopes" was added to the title. I don't know what else changed in the later edition, but not much I suspect. You can find this one cheap at used book stores.