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#1 skyrambler

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:20 PM

Hello smile.gif ,

I'm italian not very active on forums to say the truth, I have too many sons, pets and a wife to follow lol.gif

The moon took my attention very strongly in the recent times, so searching something on the web I found a nice book  edited by Springer in 2000 (not so vintage after all), used, in good conditions, for a few bucks only.

I recieved it this morning and found it very very interesting with dozens of sketches and useful observing tips, and I noticed that it is missing the CDRom, attached to the back cover, with lots of useful material. 
Does anyone have the CDRom o the files saved on his pc, and can share them with me?

 

Clear and dark skies

Paolo


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:52 PM

Hi Paolo,

 

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! 

 

Apologies for not answering your question specifically as I'm not familiar with the book, but just in case you don't manage to get the s/w, as free alternatives, you may consider the very detailed Isabel Williamson Lunar Observing Program guide published by RASC (main page, direct PDF link) as well as the Virtual Moon Atlas software. I've used both many times and given that the software is more recent, you may find it a better experience. From what I gathered from the Amazon reviews of that book, the CDROM contained some images and PDFs - Virtual Moon Atlas will give you a lot more.

 

Hope this helps and I hope you don't mind I suggested these other sources.

Razvan


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:30 PM

Welcome, Paolo.

 

I have a copy of this books and consider it to be a good resource for someone getting into lunar observing. Regarding the disc, I wouldn't go to a great deal of trouble trying to obtain the contents. As I recall (I no longer seem to have the disc) the atlas is a collection of small, poor quality images, and much of the rest of the included material duplicates things found in the book. You can find better images of lunar features online, including the Lunar Observing and the Solar System Imaging & Processing sections of Cloudy Night. You have the really valuable part - the book. You're not missing anything of consequence. cool.gif


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#4 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 06:34 PM

Hi Paolo

 

The CD has some observing forms from ALPO which you can seen on pages 170-176. They can be found here: ALPO Section Publications\LunarObservingForms - All.pdf

 

 

The images on the CD are small tif files. There is a list in the book, 180-181. As Thomas mentioned above the real value is the book itself.

 

 

 

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, Paolo.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:54 PM

Thank you all, you have been more than exhaustive! wavey.gif  


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

Peter was a personal friend of mine.  He passed away about 20 years ago (WAY too early).  I was so lucky to have observed with him out in Everglades one Winter night.  Great guy and very much missed.


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