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The authors would like to acknowledge the kind assistance and support of the many individuals and institutions whose contributions made this book possible. First and foremost, we thank the Singapore Science Centre, and its divisional director Dr K.K. Cheong, for generously allowing us to use the centre's 40-cm Cassegrain telescope at the centre's observatory to take most of the lunar images reproduced here. We also thank Dr V.V. Shevchenko, chairman of the International Astronomical Union's...

How this atlas was done

From the beginning, it was decided that SM Chong, with whom cameras do not click, would write the daily text, while Albert Lim and PS Ang would focus on lunar photography The first problem was to decide on the telescope required. Between us, we owned 14 good portable telescopes. Using any of them, however, would have entailed spending an inordinate amount of time on polar alignment before each session. Anyone who has tried polar alignment in the tropics knows that this is no easy task when...

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Commencing with Rutherfurd, an arc of craterlets of decreasing size decorates the interior of Clavius. Blancanus and Scheiner form a matched pair of craters south of Clavius. 14 mm XP eyepiece projection yielding f 112 Photo B Mare Imbrium, Plato and Mare Frigoris Compare this picture with the earlier one (day 9) showing the same region to see the effects of increasing angle of illumination as the Sun rises. 24 mm XP eyepiece projection yielding f 65 Seen face on, Copernicus is a stupendous...

Observers Page Breaking The New Moon Record Sky And Telescope

Someday, we'd like to sit down and prepare a fully annotated bibliography. Until then, however, these brief comments will have to do. 1 Rukl, A., Atlas of the Moon, Hamlyn, UK, 1990 (2nd edition published by Kalmbach Publishing, Waukesha, WI, 1992). 2 Cook, J. (ed.), The Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas, Springer, London, 1998. 3 Westfall, J.E., Atlas of the Lunar Terminator, Cambridge University Press, 2000. 4 Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Lunar Quadrant Maps, University of Arizona, Tucson,...