This practical guide for moonwatchers is suitable for the beginner and the more experienced observer. At the heart of the guide is a day-by-day lunar observing diary based on the progress of the terminator. Using sections of moon map for each day, the author explains what to look out for. The day's observing suggestions are divided into three sections, depending on whether you are observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. A chapter is devoted to the various methods of recording the moon - from pencil sketches to digital CCD images. The author also explains the best way to observe and record eclipses.
Table of Contents
Why observe the moon; lunar geology and the moon's features; the moon in orbit; equipment; moonwatching; recording your observations; eclipses; birth of the moon; the space age moon.