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Hello,

Does anyone know of a good downloadable moon map that can be used to display the moon as seen in a particular telescope ? What I want to do is to be able to rotate the image to match the view in a telescope eyepiece when using SCT's and refractors with diagonals and straight through viewing ?

Kind regards, Patrick

 

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Quickmap. There are many overlays, including one for nomenclature. Detail is down to 0.5 meters per pixel. Also try the 3D globe from the menu.

This is a boulder on top of the central peak of Tycho:
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It's here:

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This is also interesting: the NASA SVS Moon maps for every hour of every day in 2020

Enter a date and hour and click on the preview. This will download an image to your download folder. All the images combined make this video. (You may have to switch on the 4K by hand)

 

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On 26/12/2019 at 17:46, Ruud said:

Quickmap. There are many overlays, including one for nomenclature. Detail is down to 0.5 meters per pixel. Also try the 3D globe from the menu.

This is a boulder on top of the central peak of Tycho:
1579084011_QuickmapboulderonTycho.thumb.png.1d316169c99c9901aed97229b944b5ed.png

It's here:

capture_001_26122019_194438.thumb.png.041fdf249beb2cf2680ecf8203c4032e.png

Hi Ruud, 

Thanks for the Quickmap link. Is it possible to reverse the poles which is the view I have with my scope? I've read the user guide but can't find a mention of this.

 

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Hi

2 hours ago, MartinHiggins said:

Thanks for the Quickmap link. Is it possible to reverse the poles which is the view I have with my scope? I've read the user guide but can't find a mention of this.

I looked but could not find any way to do what you want. This may be because all the data is NASA imagery, and NASA traditionally puts North on top in all published images. Who knows, the Quickmap team of Arizona State University might be willing to add a South up option in the next update of the website. Have you tried Quickmap's 3d globe? See here, it gets very 3D even on a normal screen.

At least the SVS Moon has a South up version. Here's a screenshot of that...
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Hi Ruud,

Thanks for your answer and I'll check out the SVS link and the 3D version of Quickmap.

Cheers and clear skies.

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Hello,

Does anyone have a copy of the downloadable Sky and Telescope moon map ? I tried to download a copy from their website, but the link does not work.

Thanks, Patrickj

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