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Exploring the Moon through Binoculars

Author / Publisher : By Ernest Cherrington
File Letter : white dot
Topic : LUNAR
Comments : Published 1969


With this book and an adequate pair of binoculars you are equipped for a month-by-month guided tour that will enable you to observe the moon in its full and fascinating detail.

Each night, Dr Cherrington focuses his binoculars on the high-contrast strip along the terminator which separates the bright section of the moon from the dark.  This makes it easy for you to find the objects discussed in the author’s clear precise text and ensures that you see them under optimum conditions.  As this exciting book proves, it is simply not true that you need high-powered, high priced equipment to pick up the features of the lunar landscape.

Highlighted here are seven double page photographs of the moon in various phases – the finest photographs available.  In addition there are fifty-three other illustrations, including diagrams and large-scale photographs relayed back from Ranger, Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter flights. An invaluable Gazetteer lists all lunar features visible through 7 x 50 binoculars.  As well as being fun to use, Exploring the Moon through Binoculars is fully equipped as a reference book.  Anyone with the slightest interest in astronomy, young or old, in school, universities, observatories or at home, will find it an essential addition to their library.

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