The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas
Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas presents sixty-nine regions of the lunar landscape in large-format images with corresponding charts. Each two-page spread features a specific region in multiple lighting situations, allowing for direct comparisons of the same landscape at different lunar phases. Detailed descriptions of each region's location and topography accompany 388 high-resolution photographs, making the Moon's craters, mountains, valleys, rilles and other features easy to identify. Tracing the morphology of the Moon in unprecedented detail, this comprehensive and accessible visual atlas is an indispensable aid for amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and casual observers.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 255 x 350 x 15mm | 1,500g
- 23 Nov 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 10 Tables, unspecified; 388 Plates, color
Table of contents
Foreword; Advice on using this book; The Moon: an introduction; Atlas; Glossary; List of lunar formations; Image credits; Further reading and links.
'Beautiful ... an excellent addition to anyone's library whether he or she is keen lunar photographer or simply an armchair observer.' Astronomy Now "From cover to cover, this book is full of the most amazing non-spacecraft images of the Moon you will have the privilege to look at for some time to come...The authors do a great job in clearly identifying lunar features...Overall, this photographic atlas of the Moon should be an addition to all lunar observer's libraries." - Robert Garfinkle, The Observatory: A Review of Astronomy, April 2013 "This valuable reference book will inspire you to observe and image the Moon, and much useful, practical advice is given...it shows the most interesting and carefully chosen regions in exquisite detail..a book that avid lunar aficionados must own." - Ade Ashford, Sky at Night, March 2013
About Alan Chu
Alan Chu is an astrophotographer based in Hong Kong. Author of The Photographic Moon Book (2004) and Foundations of Astronomy (2010), he has also published several articles for the Hong Kong Astronomical Society, of which he is a founding member. Wolfgang Paech is the former director of the Public Observatory in Hannover, Germany. He has published several books for amateur astronomers, including Tips and Tricks for Amateur Astronomers and The Solar Handbook. Mario Weigand is a PhD candidate in nuclear physics at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He has eighteen years experience as an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Storm Dunlop is an experienced writer and lecturer on astronomy. He is author of Collins Night Sky (2011), a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and is a past president of the British Astronomical Association.