- Paperback: 1 pages
- Publisher: Sky Publishing; Map edition (May 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931559228
- ISBN-13: 978-1931559225
- Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 11.9 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sky & Telescope's Field Map of the Moon Paperback – Folded Map, May 1, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
But what distinguishes these maps is how well they're designed. Laminated, folding in quarters and just about the perfect size, it's plain that Sky Publishing meant these to be practical and rugged.
Also, two very nice touches. The lunar surface features are repeated where the map folds so no details are lost "in the ditch". And each map quadrant shows the lunar libration zones, whose features tip in and out of view daily.
This version has North, South, East and West in their normal orientations. So it is suited for use by both binocular viewers and telescopic viewers who use telescopes, such as a Newtonian, which reverses all four.
The mirror-image version, on the other hand, is suited for telescopic viewers who use telescopes which can employ diagonals, such as refractors and Schmidt-Cassegrains, which maintain North and South in their normal orientations, but reverse East and West.
This is an excellent observing tool.
the moon with binoculars and the other is "mirror image" for
telescopes. Both are excellent, high quality maps that are
laminated to keep off dew. The illustration of the moon is
superb and the map folds in four quadrants for easy handling
and space saving in the field. Directions on how to use the
map and hundreds of features are listed with their coordinates
so you can easily find them.
An excellent tool for moon lovers.
This map is well designed with it's large size and folding quadrant layout. There is considerable overlap on each panel between the quadrants so you don't have to flip it back and forth when observing something near one of the folds. Its lamination is tough and it can take a lot of abuse. Antonin Rukl's artwork is superb, making identification of features easy. This edition is well suited for use with my Dobsonian reflector, although I happen to like the Mirror Image edition since for lunar work I usually use either a 70mm refractor or a Schmidt-Cassegrain, both of which use a 90-degree diagonal.Read more ›
It has much greater detail but is still convenient to use in the field.
If you want more detail, you will need a lunar atlas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great moon map. Dew repellant. Contrast could be a tad higher. Plenty of detail. Perfect for use at the eyepiece. Suggest buy mirror reversed map too.Published 10 months ago by Michael Kauper
Great addition to my public outreach arsensal. Don't have to worry about the dew.Published 17 months ago by Kenneth R. Magar
Map is very well laminated - I have spilled water on this and it rolled right off. The map folds into quarters. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Min
What's not to like? This map unfolds to a large map of the moon. You can then refold it in such a way that it compacts to the quadrant you are interested in. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John
Very detailed map of the Moon, illustrated by an acclaimed Czech astronomer, Dr Antonin Rukl. The map is made out of weather resistant plastic material.Published 20 months ago by Kate
Good to see the maps of the moon today and compare to what was offered in the past and what has changedPublished on February 3, 2014 by JON WATSON