Chapter 1: Introduction.- The Maps: Overlaps, Scales, Grids.- Nomenclature.- The Librartion Keys.- The Moon's Age and the Sun's Selenographic Colongitude.- The Digital Image Augmentation Process.- For Further Information.- Chapter 2: Lunar Observing Techniques.- Projects for Beginners.- Advanced Techniques.- References.- Chapter 3: Maps and Plates.- Chapter 4: Simulations of Sunrise and Sunset over Selected Features.- Appendices.- Appendix A: Details of Commander Hatfields's Photographic Plates.- Appendix B: TLP Identification Flow Charts.- Appendix C: Index of Named Formations.
Über den Autor
Anthony Cook, PhD, FBIS, FRAS, is both an amateur astronomer and professional lunar and planetary cartographer. He has worked with many leading planetary cartography research groups in the UK, Germany, and the United States. He produced a planet-wide digital elevation model (DEM) of the Moon in the year 2000, and this was used by the European Space Agecny to guide its SMART-1 spacecrafy down to a precise impact. Six previously unknown impact basins larger than 300 km across were discovered using this lunar DEM.
Presently he is at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, in the UK. He is Assistant Director of the British Astronomical Lunar Section, and coordinates the Transient Lunar Phenomena observing program alongside a similar program for the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers. He has had Digital Planetary Cartography papers published in referred journals: "Planetary and Space Science," and "The Journal of Geophysical Research."
This digitally re-mastered edition vastly improves the clarity and definition of the original photographs
Already one of the most widely acclaimed lunar atlases
Genuine representation of the lunar surface as seen through a telescope
Includes comparative libration images of the lunar limb
A comprehensive lightweight A-Z of the Moon