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The Moon and How to Observe It: An Advanced Handbook for Students of the Moon in the 21st Century (Astronomers' Observing Guides) di [Grego, Peter]
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"Books on the Moon tend to be either photographic or cartographic collections, observing guides or text books … . This book conveniently provides elements of all three … . Production quality is very good, with high quality semi-gloss paper, 134 figures, many in colour. … These are followed with a glossary, a list of resources including organisations, internet resources and bibliography … . If you are looking for a lunar guide with some nice clear maps … you would be hard pressed to find better." (Roger Feasey, Journal of Auckland Astronomical, July, 2005)

"Grego provides a refreshingly clear explanation of how the Moon’s surface and interior reached their present state … . The section comparing the Earth’s moon to the moons of the other planets in the Solar System is particularly interesting, leaving the reader with many easily remembered facts … . The book was obviously produced with great care. … this thoroughly up-to-date book may prove to be well suited for the intermediate amateur astronomer seeking more specialized knowledge of a timely subject." (Brian Chapel, The Observatory, Vol. 126 (1193), 2006)

"The Moon and How to Observe It is the latest of Springer-Verlag’s Astronomers’ Observing Guides. Described as ‘an advanced handbook for students of the Moon’, it is in fact suitable for amateur astronomers of all levels, beginner as well as advanced. … The book is illustrated by about 100 photographs and drawings, many of them by Grego himself. … a detailed and up-to-date guide, ideal for the amateur astronomer who wishes to observe the Moon or simply learn more about it." (Brendan K Ward, Astronomy and Space, June, 2006)

"Refreshingly, Peter Grego’s book explores every aspect of the Moon … . It also includes recent theories on the possibilities of the existence of lunar ice in deep polar craters. … Outline drawings, photographs and descriptions illustrate the lunar surface … . This publication would be a good addition to the library of anyone interested in the Moon." (Alan Wells, BBC SkyatNight, February, 2006)

"The current crop range from scholarly discourses on lunar geology to popular tours of lunar features. Grego has attempted to include all of this and more in his book … . Grego does an excellent job of describing the wide range of features that are visible in moderate telescopes and he includes several interesting projects that will encourage beginners. … this discussion of the visual treats available to naked eye, binocular and telescopic workers is very valuable. … I would recommend this book … ." (Nick James, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Vol. 116 (2), 2006)


This revolutionary new book is written for practical amateur astronomers who not only want to observe, but want to know the details of exactly what they are looking at. The Moon is the most commonly observed of all astronomical objects. This is the first book to deal equally with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and history - as well as the practical aspects of observation. The concept of the book - and of the series - is to present an up-to-date detailed description of the Moon, including its origins, history, and geology (part one); and then (part two) to consider how best to observe and record it successfully using commercially-available equipment. The Moon and How to Observe It is a mine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 274
  • Editore: Springer London; 1 edizione (27 gennaio 2006)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B000SPDCV6
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1 di 1 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent Entry Level Book About The Moon And How To Observe It 28 gennaio 2014
Di Robert - Pubblicato su
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This is not a Lunar Atlas. You won't find detailed photos or drawings of Lunar features or any links to a coordinate system for advanced viewing. This is a basic book about the Moon and methods for observation. The book explains in clear, concise, mostly non-technical terms the current theories dealing with how the Moon was created, and when; what the Moon's core and mantel are made of; why it has it's current orbit; and how it compares to the moon's of other planets. The observational section shows you the major features of the moon in photos and charts, and uses close-up views (both photographic and charts) of these features while explaining them in more detail. The charts, photos and drawings were very helpful to me. This book also helped me better understand how to better utilize my Lunar atlas for even finer detail about Lunar features. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in learning more about our companion in the sky.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Good for observing, missing some useful info 26 ottobre 2009
Di Bruce E Bowman - Pubblicato su
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This book is a good, basic intro to observing the Moon. But it could have been so much better.

Part I gives an intro to the Moon's structure, origins and -- for lack of a better term -- geology. However, the writer is clearly out of his element here, particularly in the discussion of the Moon's origin. He uses technical terms that are inaccurate -- the one point where he talks about some particular lunar lavas being "ductile" sticks in my mind. A co-author -- or a good, knowledgeable editor -- would help here. The discussions of libration and eclipses are adequate.

Part II is where the book shines. A lot of time has obviously been spent at the eyepiece, viewing the Moon, and this section on observing really shows that. However, even here, we can get fairly pedantic; especially when the author credits himself for photographs, and continues to do so, over and over again.

The book is really lacking in two things:

1) There are no data tables of any kind. Any introduction to a lunar coordinate system in the text, accompanied by a listing of major features and their locations in an appendix, would be very helpful. Just a table of features and days past new when they are best viewed would be a big improvement.
2) As far as this book is concerned, the far side of the Moon does not exist. I do understand that this is supposed to be an observing guide, and we can't look at it from Earth. But the book includes discussions of the moons of other planets, comets and asteroids, and other topics far less relevant. The fact that the far side doesn't even appear in the Index will tell you something about how much this is glossed over.

As an amateur astronomer who is mainly a deep-sky observer, the Moon is mostly a target of my scorn. The Moon makes the sky too bright to see the faint objects that I normally look at. I bought this book because I thought it would give me a greater appreciation for something that is normally "just in the way." To some extent, it has helped; and for that I give it 4 stars. But if I had it to do over again, I would search for a better reference than this.
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent Guide To Use at the telescope!!! 21 luglio 2015
Di Mike Robinson - Pubblicato su
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A very well written comprehensive handbook of the moon, which I am also already using at my telescope. I already treasure it. The book dealer from which I purchased the book was most cordial, prompt, with very, very careful shipping and handling!!! I would buy from this dealer repeatedly. Thank You!!! JMR
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1.0 su 5 stelle This was a print-on-demand book but advertised as new! 27 giugno 2013
Di JayEm - Pubblicato su
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What a horrible print job. I ordered this book expecting a professionally printed text as with past Springer books. The product details page clearly states this is book is from 2005. I'd expect it was printed in 2005. No. Somebody, somewhere, printed this book on 23 June 2013, right after I ordered it. It's on the last page of the book, "Made in the USA Lexington KY 23 June 2013."

The printing is spotty, it varies in color from page to page. Many pages are blurred. The color pages aren't quite aligned, so color images are fuzzy. The black tones vary from page to page. Grey isn't uniform. It looks like a bootleg copy of an actual book. Oh my God, I can't believe I got this as my order.

I am so shocked to get something like this from Amazon, and I wonder how I can prevent this from happening in the future! There is absolutely no warning about "print on demand."

Don't order this book. Try to find it elsewhere. Buy it used, and check to see if the used book is "print on demand."
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4.0 su 5 stelle lacks coordinates 28 luglio 2008
Di JBLP - Pubblicato su
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I agree with previous reviewer. It is a nice book with a lot of nice photographs easy to read for a new comer. But the absence of coordinates for the described lunar features makes difficult the connection with a detailed lunar atlas such as found at lunar and Planetary Institute [...] or published by the National Geographic Society. Most photographs are oriented south up north down and other in the reverse direction. You have to find out.
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