How To See the Moon With A Telescope

The backyard astronomer's guide to observing the moon

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.

An Astronomer’s Guide to the Best Books About the Moon

The best books about the moon

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.

Best Lunar Maps: See the Moon in a New Light

How to use a lunar map

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!