EyePics: Volume 1 The Moon

posted: 3237 days ago, on Friday, 2009 Jan 09 at 19:16
tags: astronomy, outreach, Moon, downloads.

The Moon is a popular showpiece object for public star gazing sessions. It's familiar, easy to see, and packed with detail.

Unless you know your way around the Moon, it can be tricky to remember the names of the craters and other interesting bits of information. This guide is intended to be used at the eyepiece to help identify what you're seeing. Or perhaps better still, to help members of the public looking at the Moon through your telescope get an idea of what they're looking at.

EyePics: volume 1 The Moon (v0.13, 2009 Jan) (PDF, 1.3 Meg)

The charts are drawn at half-day intervals, starting with a 2.5 day old Moon. On each chart, prominent features along the terminator are labelled. On the facing page, zoomed-in views of these features are shown.

Choose the chart that most closely matches the age of the Moon you will be viewing. You will probably need to refer to several charts to get the full picture.

By orienting the chart to match the telescopic view, you can point out details on the chart which can then be identified and seen "live" in the eyepiece

The current version (0.13, January 2009) of EyePics The Moon covers lunations 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5.

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