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Resources to help with observing the Lunar 100

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This is a sticky for resources which can be used to help complete the Lunar 100. They complement the other sticky to Doc's fabulous descriptions from his observations.

Additional links or material will be added when they are found.

The following links provide useful material:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/the-lunar-100/ - The original April 2004 article by Charles Wood, which started the whole thing off!

http://www.astrospider.com/Lunar100list.htm - Useful list with images for most targets, co-ordinates and brief description

http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/moon/L100.html - Another table with descriptions and also links to high quality images

http://www.shoestringastronomy.com/lunar/lunar100.htm - This link has some useful annotated sketches in the links, not for all targets but quote a few.

http://www.astrosurf.com/cidadao/moon.htm

The OTL100.pdf attachment contains some useful info about when is the best phase to observe each target. I've tested some of these and they may be a day out, so use it as a guide rather than absolute fact!

Lunar 100 Object List.pdf

Lunar 100 Object List and Notes.pdf

OTL100.pdf

Lunar100Map_l.jpg

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