Lunar Features — Northeast Quadrant

  • Peter T. Wlasuk
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

This and the next three chapters are really nothing more than an illustrated selective catalog of some of the more interesting lunar features which the amateur astronomer equipped with a telescope as small as 75 mm (3 inches) can expect to observe. I have tried to include most of the more obvious lunar features, but this is not an exhaustive list of all the maria, walled plains, craters, mountains, rilles or other features that deserve the attention of the amateur lunar observer. Such lists were long ago compiled by the many authors of the classic lunar observers’ guides, and several of these are identified in Further Reading at the end of the book, and also in the longer bibliography on the CD-ROM.

Keywords

Depression Refraction Ghost Crest Serpentine 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter T. Wlasuk
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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