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Victor Boesen

Any detailed lunar map recommendations?

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As the title says I am looking for a detailed moon map for my computer or smartphone. I would really like to be able to study small craters as well as the larger more known craters, and that is why I am asking for recommendations.

clear skies!

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13 minutes ago, Luna-tic said:

 

12 minutes ago, Cornelius Varley said:

Will have a go at downloading this. Seems like just what I was looking for!

Thank you, and the two others who have also recommended some great maps!

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58 minutes ago, Cornelius Varley said:

That one looks quite good. I may download it onto my laptop. :) 

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47 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

+1 for these.

I've considered getting them printed out at A1.

I think I might follow your lead on that. I’ve saved them to my phone, but not the easiest to use in that format.

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I use MoonMap Pro on my phone, gives nice close up photo maps.

Moon Phase Photo Maps is also very handy, less detail but shows the main features on the terminator at the time.

 

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

I use MoonMap Pro on my phone, gives nice close up photo maps.

Moon Phase Photo Maps is also very handy, less detail but shows the main features on the terminator at the time.

 

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Is this app on iPhone Stu? I’m not seeing it if it is?

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7 minutes ago, Victor Boesen said:

@Stu I can't seem to find the MoonMap Pro?? only the moon phase photo maps app is shown.

 Bingo here too! 

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Well, I have just been out with my scope, and I had a look at the moon now and then and it was really interesting how new features and detail comes to live as time passes. One object that struck my eye was this almost "man-made" looking object almost looking like the mathematical "phi" aka the golden number (look it up if you have time, cause this actually also relates to spiral galaxies;-)

The feature can be seen in the bottom half of the screen, and it was a lot sharper in person.
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As a teaser to the "golden number" subject;-)
Billedresultat for the golden number in galaxies

Clear skies!

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I was looking at the same feature earlier, I recorded it as crater Darney if I identified it correctly using Rukl. It really stood out didn't it.

Ade

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Quickmap is excellent, the Virtual Moon Atlas is fine, but I love these maps

7 hours ago, Size9Hex said:

I've had them in print for many years (Times Atlas of the Moon) and I'm really pleased to find them scanned (the pages in the Atlas are too big for a regular scanner). An example:

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The same area on Quickmap:

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On Quickmap you can zoom in very deep.

 

 

 

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Quick map looks amazing, I guess as long as you have an internet connection, preferably wifi! :) 

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I use MoonGlobeHD on my iPad and iPhone, its a really nice to use app, very interactive with lots of features. One of my favourite features of the app is that you can home in on a lunar feature and scroll the phase backwards and forwards to see how the the feature changes as the shadows move.  If you zoom out so you can see the whole disk and then start the date scrolling, you get a very nice illustration of libration, which was slightly different to what I had always thought! Some screen shots below....

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10 hours ago, AdeKing said:

I was looking at the same feature earlier, I recorded it as crater Darney if I identified it correctly using Rukl. It really stood out didn't it.

Ade

Yes it did!

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