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Sky & Telescope's Field Map of the Moon
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on January 25, 2014
I'll add my own thoughts to the many reviews touting the worth of this astronomy tool. An excellent and useful tool, this Lunar chart works for ANYONE observing La Luna. Use it for naked eye or binocular viewing just as it is. Turn it upside-down when using telescopes that flip north and south in the eyepiece (such as Newtonian reflectors) or buy the "mirror image version for those that simply flip east and west (such as refractors using diagonals). It's a BIG chart designed to fold into quarters for easier use. It's laminated to prevent moisture damage and each folded section overlaps the next so that nothing is lost in the creases. The chart makes an excellent companion outside and when used with a good atlas, such as the The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas (this is my favorite) or the Astronomy Atlas of the Moon (I own this one too) or The Kaguya Lunar Atlas: The Moon in High Resolution you'll be set for hours and hours of Lunar exploration.
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on January 9, 2014
This is the finest Moon map ever made for use at the telescope! It is a sturdy creation with substantial lamination to resist dewing. It divides the Moon into quadrants and although it is large when fully opened, it easily folds up so you can use only the quadrant that you're looking at. A bit of the Moon from each quadrant extends into the neighboring quadrant so small features don't get lost in the creases. The map was meticulously hand drawn by Antonin Rukl, the result is that each feature is clearly depicted. If you have a Newtonian, then just turn the map upside down. There's a mirror image version for other types of telescopes. If you're a Moon lover, then you *must* own this map!
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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. There's lots of detail here so it makes for a great field guide.
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on March 21, 2015
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.
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on December 19, 2012
This is a GREAT map of the moon. The lamination is very well done. This map should last quite a long time (years). If you are trying to find features on the moon through your telescope, and even if you are using some high-powered binoculars, then this is the map for you. Many of the features represented on this map, can be seen with the naked eye, on a clear, bright-moon or "super moon" night. HIGHLY recommended.
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on September 16, 2014
Map is very well laminated - I have spilled water on this and it rolled right off. The map folds into quarters. There is a duplicate print of the adjacent sheets margin on each square, so there is an overlap when folding. This allows for an image without any gaps. Details are clear. Easy to use with just a little studying and read up, which can be done online.
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on September 24, 2013
I use this map when observing the moon through a telescope. It has enough detail to display almost anything my telescope and old eyes can resolve and doesn't chew through batteries like a smartphone program does. It is kind of big when folded, a foot square, and huge when fully opened. But it is designed so that it can be folded in half both horizontally and vertically. Since the most interesting part of the Moon is the terminator I fold it in half vertically and then fold it horizontally so the dark side of the Moon is on the inside then I have a 1'x1' map of the upper illuminated portion of the moon facing me and can flip it over to get the other half of the illuminated face. There is enough overlap at the seams that I don't lose my place when walking the terminator. There are two versions of this map, one for direct viewing either naked-eye or through a binocular, and another mirror reversed for use with a telescope.
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on October 19, 2009
I Guess, talking to my friends and other amateur astronomers; its always roughly a similar story, the first object to look at when you get your first telescope out of the box is the moon, its easy to find and quiet fascinating. Finding your way around the moon and putting a name on some of those endless numbers of Craters, Faults, and other features is wonderful. So, if you own a Telescope or Binoculars get your self both Sky & Telescope's Field Map of the Moon & Mirror-Image one.
The Maps are Laminated and divided into Quadrants which makes them durable and practical for use. Use them on each night to see different features as the Moon Phase Changes and Sun Light makes different features more visible thanks to the shades. Eventually, I admin that I had to supplemented my viewing with Moon Phase Maps and of course the ultimate amateur challenge for lunar observers [The Lunar 100 List]; which transforms your viewing into a more challenging and enjoyable experience.
If Like me within few weeks or even days one feature starts looking like another; then fear not as the solution for the inquisitive soul is waiting. Simply, get your self a Moon Observers Guide or Atlas to learn the Science of the Moon and unfold the Secrets of its Geology and thus start seeing and appreciating what you see more and more. And remember, in all those nights, these Maps will be your reliable companion.

Happy Moon Lighting!!!
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on June 19, 2014
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.
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on October 10, 2011
I finally got some clear weather to use my 10 inch reflector to look at the Moon and use my "S&T's Feild Map of the Moon". The laminated map resists both dew and spilled hot chocolate. The detail on the map is sufficent with a 10 inch scope, even with my 8.8mm eyepiece. Craters are well labeled and easy to identify. The index on the reverse is handy, if someone wants to find a particular object. I recommend this map to all the lunatics out there.
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