7 X 50 Binoculars 102mm f/9.8 Refractor 14" SCT w/ CGE Pro 6" SCT 180mm f/15 Mak Atlas EQ-G GEM Pentax, ES, Baader Ortho & Sterling EPs.
I ache, therefore I am
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Stellarvue SV85s LOMO and SV102A LOMO refractors, Discmount DM4 mount,
Quote:If you like books, check out "Discover the Moon" by Jean Lacroux and Christian Legrand. It has 14 guided observing sessions which are a pretty good introduction, if it fits your learning style. ...
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:My personal favorite is Alan Chu's Moon Book.It is a free download from this site http://www.alanchuhk.com/ This site is located in Hong Kong but the site is in both English and Chinese and the book is available in English. His book is 257pgs of wonderful photography and description of the Moon. A true must have and it's FREE.Be WellGrey
Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
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Quote:Quote:If you like books, check out "Discover the Moon" by Jean Lacroux and Christian Legrand. It has 14 guided observing sessions which are a pretty good introduction, if it fits your learning style. ... Agreed -- I found this book to be best for *my* many first detailed lunar observing experiences. I can now use other materials for figuring out what I am seeing.The S&T 4-quadrant lunar map does help in identifying lunar stuff, but for me some of the fine details are lost in the mass of grey shading. For quick looks it now suffices, but I use other resources for details. And I still sometimes use "Discover the Moon" -- which often satisfies *my* needs. Note that I am in a very dry area, so disposable lunar printouts may work better for you unless you keep your lunar books under cover somehow.
Mardi 4" achromat, ETX-70, 8"cat. Whitepeak Lunar Observatory Website
Quote:How detailed is the S&T Moon Atlas? After all, its only 4 quadrants.......
Quote:Is 'The Modern Moon: A Personal View' Hardcover any good?
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars