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Sky & Telescope's Field Map of the Moon Paperback – Folded Map, May 1, 2007
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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. Thanks to this map I've been able to identify, over the last few years, literally hundreds of lunar features, and I've probably memorized over 200 of them. I especially enjoy being able to identify the general location of each of the six Apollo lunar landings. (Although keep in mind that even the Hubble Space Telescope isn't nearly powerful enough to see the actual landers themselves.)
True, there's more to lunar observation than merely memorizing craters and other features, and Charles Wood's column in Sky and Telescope magazine, "Exploring the Moon", as well as his excellent book "The Modern Moon: A Personal View", can help you there. But just being able to identify what you're looking at is a great start and will help you maintain a fascination with the Moon that will last a lifetime. Whether your telescope is large and expensive or small and basic, using it along with this map will offer you years of rewarding lunar observations.