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Luna Cognita : A Comprehensive Observers’ Handbook of the Known Moon (Hardcover) (Robert A.
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Luna Cognita takes the readers on a journey of the Moon, from first learning about the Moon’s place in mankind’s history, mythology and lore, to gravitating closer to the Moon itself. Earth-Moon system, lunar motions and cycles are discussed, as well how to purchase, use and care for lunar observing equipment. Techniques for observing the Moon (both with the naked-eye and optical instruments) are detailed as the reader approaches the Moon’s surface on this visual tour-de-force. A close-up exploration of the Moon is the result, and “crater-hop” chapters discuss the physical aspects of the Moon’s named features, offering brief biographical information on the person for whom the feature is named, as well as where these lunar honorees have been involved in the invention and improvements in the areas of optical and photographic equipment, as well as just about every other field of science and philosophy from ancient to modern times. Robert A. Garfinkle’sLuna Cognita goes far beyond any recent work in breadth and depth of coverage on how to observe and study our closest celestial neighbor. Mysteries of the Moon are uncovered, and this handbook is an invaluable resource for all who look up at the glowing sphere in the night sky and want to learn more about the “Known Moon.”
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Robert A. Garfinkle
Street Date: October 11, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-5022
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