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4BINNI
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: mitaccio]
      #6281866 - 12/30/13 07:04 PM

Received my copy of 21st Century Atlas of The Moon for christmas. Took a good look at page #81. I do believe that craters #6&7 have been reversed. Checked my other atlases, and yup, Manilius, and Menelaus have been switched. AN evil nasty boo boo no doubt. Blame it on the Gremlins!

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Doc Willie
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: 4BINNI]
      #6289976 - 01/03/14 03:59 PM

There is a whole page of errata that I think is included in the most recent mailings. I can't find it on-line.

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kenrenard
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #6295386 - 01/06/14 07:32 AM

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I love and will never sell my Rukl. If you can find it and afford it then get it.

I found a free download somewhere of a 1953 version of Sir Patrick Moore's Guide to the Moon. It is a book I often return to for inspiration. His enthusiasm exudes in his books.




I ordered a used copy of Sir Patrick Moore's book for a few dollars on Amazon. I just received it a few weeks ago and its in very fine shape. I have really enjoyed reading through the book. He has a great enthusiasm indeed.


Ken


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mhilscher
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6296248 - 01/06/14 03:24 PM

might you recall where is the free download of this book is?

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desertstars

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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #6296833 - 01/06/14 08:16 PM

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There is a whole page of errata that I think is included in the most recent mailings. I can't find it on-line.




This?

http://lpod.wikispaces.com/Atlas+Corrections


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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: desertstars]
      #6298906 - 01/07/14 09:22 PM

sorry. got it quite a while ago. Don't remember.

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JimK
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: mhilscher]
      #6299055 - 01/07/14 10:53 PM

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might you recall where is the free download of this book is?


Try this link:

https://archive.org/details/guidetothemoon032170mbp


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Sarkikos
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: photonovore]
      #6301427 - 01/09/14 07:13 AM

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But a more in-depth guide would be the new atlas that grew out of Alan Chu's "Moonbook": The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas. I was always a big fan of Alan's Moonbook e-book and no less of this beautiful atlas & and well-done observer's guide, authored in concert with Wolfgang Paech and Mario Weigand. It's an easy-to-use book, with the 67 observing sections ordered by phase and indexed graphically inside the coverplates ala Rukl's. There's just enough geology included to keep the descriptions interesting without being overly obtuse/technical.




How does this book compare to Alan's e-book?

Mike


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mhilscher
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6306765 - 01/11/14 06:11 PM

thank you for the link

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photonovore
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6313571 - 01/15/14 01:45 AM

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How does this book compare to Alan's e-book?

Mike




I'd say the involvement of the co-authors make it an even better guide than Chu's solo effort in the Moonbook. The Cambridge book is a very professionally done work.


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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: photonovore]
      #6313854 - 01/15/14 08:26 AM

Thanks, Mardi. Yet another lunar book for consideration.

Mike


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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6315855 - 01/16/14 04:33 AM

Hi,

I'd say the atlases and books I own (and probably that holds true for all lunar books) can be sorted in two groups:
1) atlases and books for desk study
2) atlases and books for field usage

As we're talking about lunar observing books in this thread, I'll concentrate on my preferred books for field usage:
The one I'm using most is the "Reise-Atlas Mond" from Oculum. This is based on the LRO images and displays them on 38 cardstock pages having about the same scale as the Rukl. Actually before I bought that one, I was using my good old Rukl in the field.

For hints and tips I sometimes use the "Der Moonhopper" (as well from Oculum) which contains some tours showing some interesting areas (images from LRO too) or sometimes "Kosmos Mondführer" from Lacroux and Legrand. I think there's an English version of that one too.

Just for the sake of completeness, my favourite of group number 1 (desk study) is definitely the "Times Atlas of the Moon" from 1969 (being based on the LAC/LM material). This makes me "feel" like living in the age of moon exploration - a time when I even wasn't an idea in my parents' heads.
Recently I purchased the Clementine Atlas of the Moon which is interesiting from geological perspective but the images of the clementine probe have been taken at noon so showing only few contrast -- looks like full moon.

Achim


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NeilMac
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: acr_astro]
      #6318348 - 01/17/14 11:02 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

Got my N Geographic Moon Map this morning, got it on sale $15 laminated. I chose to get it for a quick reference for labeling craters when i take pics.

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Rick Woods
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #6318428 - 01/17/14 11:37 AM

That's a great map! I have a copy hanging in my observatory.
I love how it shows the Man, the Lady, and the Rabbit in the Moon.


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Michael Rapp
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6318739 - 01/17/14 01:57 PM

I remember having this, or at least a previous version of it, hanging on my wall as a kid (1980s).

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desertstars

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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #6318789 - 01/17/14 02:23 PM

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I remember having this, or at least a previous version of it, hanging on my wall as a kid (1980s).




Previous version, on the bedroom wall, in the late '60s (I think). That image brings back memories.


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Rick Woods
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: desertstars]
      #6318858 - 01/17/14 02:53 PM

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Quote:

I remember having this, or at least a previous version of it, hanging on my wall as a kid (1980s).




Previous version, on the bedroom wall, in the late '60s (I think). That image brings back memories.




It first came out in the Feb 1969 issue of National Geographic, just before Apollo 11. That's where I got the one on my wall - an NG I got in a thrift store for 50 cents. It looked like it had never even been opened.
A wonderful map!


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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6318982 - 01/17/14 04:00 PM

70's is when I first had it up in my bedroom. Lost some good posters over the years.

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RobertED
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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #6319658 - 01/17/14 11:33 PM

@NeilMac.....great acquisition, Neil!! I got the same map...laminated...it is awesome. I totally enjoy using this one out at the eyepiece!!!

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Re: Best lunar observing book? new [Re: RobertED]
      #6319673 - 01/17/14 11:48 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Both very awesome Nat Geo maps adorn my astronomy office wall!!!!

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