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Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide Hardcover – 27 Jul 2000

3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (27 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521622743
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521622745
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 3 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,165,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Observing the Moon is a beautifully produced, well illustrated, and thorough guide to the techniques of lunar observations, as well as being a detailed A to Z (well Agarum and Albategnius to Wargentin and Wichmann actually) of the more interesting features of the lunar landscape. Huge enjoyment can be obtained from studying our nearest celestial neighbour, and this book will help to improve your technique.' David W. Hughes, The Observatory

'North is full of useful information for backyard astronomers who would like to move to the next level in their observations of the earth's satellite … Key advantages of North's volume include its practical focus - e.g. lots of advice on the strengths and weaknesses of various types of equipment - and its mix of vivid photographs and clarifying maps and charts.' Booklist

'Guided by this book amateurs can undertake observations of real scientific usefulness and thus can make their own contributions to the understanding of our Moon.' Orion (Société Astronomique de Suisse)

'North is an experienced lunar astronomer, and it shows … Observing the Moon will certainly help you on your way to make the most of your time behind the telescope.' Sarah Dunkin, Physics World

'Observing the Moon is a pretty comprehensive guide to beginning lunar observation and recommended reading.' Astronomy and Space

'He advises the novice observer based on his own extensive experience, and he includes a brief review of lunar science from Apollo to Lunar Prospector. North richly illustrates his 48 crater descriptions with drawings, amateur and professional photographs, and spacecraft images … I do recommend North's observing guide as visually pleasing, meaty, easy to read.' Sky & Telescope

'The latest in a long and venerable collection of astronomy titles from Cambridge University.' Bloomsbury Review

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Written by an experienced and well-known lunar observer, this is a 'hands-on' primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon. For both novices and those already experienced in practical astronomy, this book provides plenty of advice to help them 'raise their game' to the next level and beyond.

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5.0 out of 5 starsWorth it's weight in gold!
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Geoff Gaherty
2.0 out of 5 starsNot the best Moon book!
29 August 2001 - Published on
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32 people found this helpful.
Doc Kinne
3.0 out of 5 starsSolid, But Far Too Compressed
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Philip Levine
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