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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon

A guide to telescopic observations of the moon.
by Akkana Peck, with help from many contributors
[Hesiodus Ray]
[no frames version]

Google WWW ShallowSky
or Look up features by name in the Index to Lunar Features.

Other Useful Moon Pages on This Site

Download a PDA version of the Hitchhiker's Guide:
Plucker format, no images, 127k, or Plucker format with images, 927k , or in iSilo2 format, no images, 116k (Plucker info, iSilo info).
Or pluck your own using this index page and maxdepth=2.

A list of Lunar References. By all means send contributions if you have a favorite moon book!

My Java Moon Applet.

Useful links for lunar observing

My experimental Lunar Feature Predictor.

For an explanation of which atlas pages are visible at which times, and a table of all Rukl pages by latitude and longitude, see the selenographic longitude page.

Copyright info:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon was created by Akkana Peck,
with the help of contributions from David North, Jay Reynolds Freeman, members of the Shallow Sky list, and many other people worldwide. Thanks to Robin Casady for the idea for title (with a little help from Douglas Adams).

All materials in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon are Copyright 1997 by the various contributors. All rights reserved. No materials can redistributed without written permission.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon is a cooperative compilation. Please contribute your own observations!

Features described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon are referenced to the pages on which they appear in Antonin Rukl's excellent and comprehensive Atlas of the Moon. It's temporarily out of print, but look around and you'll probably find a copy; rumour has it that the new version should appear very soon.

The Javascript functions and Java applet used in the Hitchhiker's Guide are Copyright 1997 and 1998 by Akkana Peck, and are primarily based on equations from Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms, from Willmann-Bell.

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