The Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moon - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)
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The Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moon - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 230 Pages / Published: 10/07/2017
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Whether you're interested in visiting Apollo landing sites or the locations of classic sci-fi movies, this is the tourist guide for you! This tourist guide has a twist - it is a guide to a whole different world, which you can visit from the comfort of your backyard with the aid of nothing more sophisticated than an inexpensive telescope. It tells you the best times to view the Moon, the most exciting sights to look out for, and the best equipment to use, allowing you to snap stunning photographs as well as view the sights with your own eyes.

Have you ever been inspired by stunning images from the Hubble telescope, or the magic of sci-fi special effects, only to look through a small backyard telescope at the disappointing white dot of a planet or faint blur of a galaxy? Yet the Moon is different. Seen through even a relatively cheap 'scope, it springs into life like a real place, with mountains and valleys and rugged craters. With a bit of imagination, you can even picture yourself as a sightseeing visitor there - which in a sense you are.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319607405
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017


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"In the 1960s, Apollo astronauts were able to visit the Moon in person. Now readers can do the next best thing with this well illustrated and highly readable book about our nearest neighbor. ... The work should also find a home in the private library of any individual curious to learn more about the Moon. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." (C. G. Wood, Choice, Vol. 55 (8), April, 2018)

"For those who are telescopically inclined, May takes us through choosing a telescope, photographic options ... and a various tours of aspects of the Moon's surface, from the great craters to sites of Apollo landings. ... for anyone beginning to explore the Moon with anything from binoculars to a heavy duty garden telescope, this is a brilliant introduction and guide." (Brian Clegg, Popular Science, popsciencebooks.blogspot.co.uk, July, 2017)

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