This is our comprehensive beginners guide to observing the moon and getting great results. You’ll discover its phases, the best way to look at the moon and the names of the biggest craters you can see easily with a small scope or binoculars.
Finding features and objects on the Moon’s surface is easy when it’s a large mare. But when you’re looking for a small crater, you’ll need to know how to use the Selenographic Coordinate system (don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds!)
Looking at the moon through your telescope is one of the easiest and most rewarding activities for an amateur astronomer. To help get even more out of it, we’ve reviewed the five best books about the moon, from maps to pictures and questions to Apollo.
Observing the moon is a always great for astronomers, but is made a hundred times better when you know what you’re looking at! If you’re not yet using a Lunar Map to get the most out of your observations, this is why you should be!