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#1 N3p

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:15 AM

Hello I am looking for some suggestion regarding a nice moon book, some kind of guide that will explain many observable features and point out interesting things to see with various size of telescope or power for instance.

 

You know, a book with details where they will take one crater for instance and point out challenging cratelets to see, mountains details, valley, names, dimensions,  anything else interesting to look at. It can be special things to see at a given time, a user friendly moon guide with nice images.

 

Which book could I order?

 

I already have a basic map from Sky and Telescope which is nice but it's only a map with the main craters and mares, I use it all the time but now I want to push the adventure further in details with a field book.

 

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:29 AM

https://the-moon.us/wiki/Bibliography

 

Chu, Alan

Grego, Peter

North, Gerald

Wood, 2003 - The Modern Moon: A Personal View

 

Edit:

You can find allmost all the information about the Moon here:

https://www2.lpod.or...ecember_7,_2019

Browse the archives 2004 - 2018.

https://the-moon.us/wiki/Introduction search "Lunar Features Alphabetically"


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:31 AM

My two favorite are

 

"21st Century Atlus of the Moon" by Charles Wood and Maurice Collins

"New Atlas of the Moon" by Thierry Legault and Serge Brunier

 

Both are excellent sources for various things to see, and the imagery in both are outstanding.  Wood and Collins is arranged like an atlas, whereas the Legault and Brunier is arranged as a function of days through the lunar cycle (focused on the terminator as it travels along).  Both are spiral bound (at the least the versions I have), so they can lie flat.  The Legault/Brunier is big too (10.5" x 14").

 

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:47 AM

I have The Rukl Moon Altlas which is excellent


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:11 PM

I use Andrew Planck's What's Hot On The Moon Tonight? Takes you on a Lunar tour day by day, but no pics. The idea is to observe without any preconceived biases regarding what you are viewing. The book, coupled with a Rukl's moon map is a nice combo for me. I got the book from Amazon and the moon maps from S&T.

 

Good hunting!

 

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:02 PM

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Now out of print Hamlyn Rukl Moon Atlas.

 

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And this.

 

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:22 PM

Wow ok thanks for all the suggestions, I found most of these books on Amazon.ca but not too much previews there.. I'll need to search them individually.

 

Observing the moon - Peter T. Wlasuk - 66$ + shipping + tx

The Moon Observer's Handbook - by Fred W. Price - 71$ + shipping + tx

Atlas of the Moon: Revised, Updated Edition Hardcover -by Antonín Rükl 205$ + shipping + tx

Moon Manual Hardcover - Haynes - 37$ + shipping + tx

What's Hot on the Moon Tonight? by Andrew Planck (Author) - 63 + shipping + tx

Moon Observer's Guide Grego, Peter - 20$ + shipping + tx

New Atlas of the Moon Spiral-bound by Serge Brunier (Author), 39 + shipping + tx

21st Century Atlas of the Moon Spiral-bound by Charles A. Wood 40 + shipping + tx

Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide - by Gerald North 68 + shipping + tx

The Modern Moon: A Personal View by Charles A. Wood - 486 + shipping + tx

 

Not an easy choice, 10 persons suggesting 10 different books, It was easier picking my star wheel.  Good news, there are many good books.



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Posted 07 December 2019 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions, more then enough suggestions. 

 

I want to go to the astro store with that list to physically see some books instead... to make sure I pick something I really like..



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 03:45 PM

I pulled the trigger on New Atlas of the Moon by Thierry Legault and Serge Brunier.

 

According to eyeoftexas it's filled with beautiful images which is what I like, and want. Personally, I like the size of it, larger then a pocket book and it's getting good reviews.

 

The price was right too.. 39$ second hand with free shipping on Amazon.ca

 

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Thanks also for the free options, Alan Chu and LPOD.



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Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:54 AM

Just a quick update.

 

I received the New Atlas of the Moon by Thierry Legault and Serge Brunier but it's on it's way back to Amazon already, I don't find it advanced or detailed enough.

 

I've looked at the ATLAS - of the Moon - Antonin Rukl and Alan Chu's book, both contain massive amount of details but. 

 

My favourite book so far is still a PDF called "The Lunar Field atlas II v2.01 Inverted image from Fred Dase.." next week I will ask some people if they can build a book out of that PDF, print it for me on some sort of humidity resistant paper... and put the pages on a spiral with covers.


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:10 PM

and where can we find "The Lunar Field atlas II v2.01 Inverted image from Fred Dase.."?



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Posted 14 December 2019 - 07:46 PM

and where can we find "The Lunar Field atlas II v2.01 Inverted image from Fred Dase.."?

 

That's a good question, I can't find it anywhere on the internet myself.. There was a link on stargazerslounge.com not too long ago with a person sharing the book on a cloud but I can't find it no more. I am pretty sure its was a open source book.



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Posted 14 December 2019 - 08:07 PM

This used to be the website

http://www.astronomylogs.com

 

I picked that book freely on the official website a couple of years ago, but it's not open source at all judging by this note I just read inside the PDF

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Bummer.. I don't think it can be redistributed using a cloud service even. I can't even ask a company to print it for me... hopefully the author is somewhere.

 

https://www.cloudyni...sion-available/


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 12:36 AM

No, but you could print it yourself for your own private use, then slide the sheets into clear document protector sleeves inside a three ring binder.  I've done that for various atlases and charts over the years and it works very well.  And it's a lot cheaper than the print services like Staples and such.



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:50 AM

and where can we find "The Lunar Field atlas II v2.01 Inverted image from Fred Dase.."?

You can find it on the 'Internet Archive: Wayback Machine'. https://archive.org/web/

https://web.archive....pages/moon.html

 

I like this publication: The geologic history of the Moon by Wilhelms https://pubs.er.usgs...lication/pp1348


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:13 AM

Some links:

 

Lunar Chart (LAC) Series: https://www.lpi.usra...mapcatalog/LAC/ from 1966, nomenclature not updated.

( https://www.lpi.usra...ces/mapcatalog/ )

 

Photographic Lunar Atlas for Moon Observers by K. C. Pau: http://lunaratlas.bl...s-returned.html

 

Observing the Lunar Libration Zones: http://users.telenet...ibratieboek.pdf

 

Atlas Photographique de la Lune Jérome Grenier:  http://jeromegrenier.free.fr/atlas.htm


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:18 AM

You can find it on the 'Internet Archive: Wayback Machine'. https://archive.org/web/

https://web.archive....pages/moon.html

 

I like this publication: The geologic history of the Moon by Wilhelms https://pubs.er.usgs...lication/pp1348

I get this message, when I try to download

 

The Wayback Machine has not archived that URL.

 

Does it work for you?



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:56 AM

It works for me. Try: copy this ' http://www.astronomy...pages/moon.html ' and paste in the rectangle 'BROWSE HISTORY' on https://archive.org/web/

Select 2011 and select snapshot August 20 2011 '02:14:02'. This should work.



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

No, but you could print it yourself for your own private use, then slide the sheets into clear document protector sleeves inside a three ring binder.  I've done that for various atlases and charts over the years and it works very well.  And it's a lot cheaper than the print services like Staples and such.

hemm that's an idea.. I have 500 quality sheets of heavy laser printer paper, but I don't have a printer or a friend with a printer.. Plastics Sleeves can be good I agree..  

 

We have old discontinued laser jet printers at the job, I'll check with IT if something can be arranged if I bring my own paper.



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:15 AM

The wayback machine is working for me so far, the books are there and it's possible to download them, thanks Beggarly. The images from your other website are absolutely outstanding, I am looking at these websites right now.

 

This is it! Astronomylogs.com Fred Dase is resurrected! lol.gif

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:45 AM

Waaoooww the images on https://www.lpi.usra.edu



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 11:35 AM

I am in the habit to download and offline archive many Lunar maps and Star Atlas when they are available. Seen many good free Atlas, Lunar Map and Observing list  and a few good software become unavailable as the years past.  Some were available on Way back, other not.  

 

Have my  printed version of Frederick Dase  Lunar maps along with my Rukl Moon Atlas in my "book bag" at all times. In the bag are various printed maps of double stars, red or Carbon star, list of many DSO objects and some challenge objects and of  course comet charts.  It does come in handy.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 12:26 PM

I am in the habit to download and offline archive many Lunar maps and Star Atlas when they are available. Seen many good free Atlas, Lunar Map and Observing list  and a few good software become unavailable as the years past.  Some were available on Way back, other not.  

 

Have my  printed version of Frederick Dase  Lunar maps along with my Rukl Moon Atlas in my "book bag" at all times. In the bag are various printed maps of double stars, red or Carbon star, list of many DSO objects and some challenge objects and of  course comet charts.  It does come in handy.

Nice, I want to achieve something similar. Currently I only have a simple map with 300 craters to take out with me but at 167x, 200x, 212x the telescope is showing much more features. I have a bag, it's not called moon bag but it will soon become one. ((;  

 

I can't wait to start working on y binders, I am ordering some sheet sleeves right now from Amazon, nothing less then a package of 225.

 

https://www.amazon.c...76424346&sr=8-3



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:20 PM

The wayback machine is working for me so far, the books are there and it's possible to download them, thanks Beggarly. The images from your other website are absolutely outstanding, I am looking at these websites right now.

 

This is it! Astronomylogs.com Fred Dase is resurrected! lol.gif

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Hmmm   I can go to this page but when I try to download the files, all I get is a page begging for money....  




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