"Craters of the Near Side Moon" by John Moore
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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:29 PM
I want Volume II: "Features of the Near Side Moon."
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:17 PM
Doc, that sounds like a great follow on edition to this wonderful atlas.
Robert, I thought you'd enjoy this one.
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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:02 PM
I purchased online my copy yesterday, 23 May, from good ol' Barnes n Noble. I can't wait to get it and with my new Vixen a70lf go moon crater hunting. It's gonna be fun.
How quickly did Barnes & Noble get your copy to you?
Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:33 PM
I received my copy yesterday, Monday 2 Jun. Earlier this evening I took my Vixen a70lf and the book out for some moon exploration and had a blast. The book was very useful and informative.
As I'm sure most of you know some of these craters have rims that are 200-500 meters high !!!! Some have peaks in the center that are miles high !!!!
Some of these craters are miles deep !!!!
I was looking at Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina and checking the book and found some interesting things about them. This book is really cool. The craters are listed alphabetically and there is also a listing based on 4 quadrants: NE, NW, SE and SW. So if you see a crater and want to know the name and other stuff just find it on the quadrant map and then look it up when you find the name.
This book will make exploring the moon even more fun. Also as you guys probably know some of these craters are tens of miles wide !!!!
The high today was about 107 f yet after sunset the sky was steady and seeing was okay. I also took out my Explore Scientific AR102 and checked out some doubles, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn was lovely and moved across the fov with a steady march.
Tomorrow night and for the next few days, according to weather.com, the skies should be clear . . . and the temps around 110 f. That's okay . . . I'll take out my AR102 and check out more of the moon.
This is a wonderful book and urge all moon explorers to get a copy. You'll love it. It'll occupy a regular place next to your telescope, along with your eyepieces.
Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:08 AM
Maybe John's next book should be exclusively about non-crater features, such as rilles, domes and rupes. I'd also like to see a separate volume showing claire obscure, but maybe that's an acquired taste.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:35 PM
Thomas, I ordered on June 12, so that's about 2 weeks.
D'oh! Sorry, you did say that in the first post, didn't you?
Those notices are, I believe, an automated system. I'd contact Amazon's customer service and ask them to check. The system might have a glitch.
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:16 PM
Glad Amazon finally got their act together and delivered the book. My own budget has not yet allowed me to place an order. Getting a bit envious here in Tucson.
Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:11 PM
My copy is on its way. Estimated delivery date is this Saturday.
Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:00 AM
Thanks for reminding me about this book. Will order it soon as I just ordered the RASC Observer's Handbook for now.