Craters, mountains, rilles, seas, valleys embellish lunar surfaces
The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas by Alan Chu, Wolfgang Paech, and Mario Weigand acts in Storm Dunlop's translation as photographic guide to photogenic formations amenable to binocular, digital, naked-eye, and telescopic viewing by amateurs, newbies, and professionals.
It brings moon-lovers state-of-the-art images and up-to-date information through:
• 180 illustrated pages;
• quick-facts page on lunar far-side formations (Apollo, Jules Verne, Leibniz, Mare Ingenii, Mare Moscoviense, Montes Leibniz, Poincaré, South Pole-Aitken Basin, Tsiokovskij, von Kärmän);
• sections on glossary, image credits, lunar features index; and
• supplementary reading and references.
The visual atlas considers the Moon as understandable through division into 69 regions, with:
• the lunar far-side claiming one region 40% hidden from Earth-bound viewers; and
• the lunar near-side constituting 68 regions.