The far side of the moon : a photographic guide / Charles J. Byrne.
By: Byrne, Charles J.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, New York : Springer, 2008Description: xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (12 cm).Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780387732053; 0387732055; 9780387732060; 0387732063.Subject(s): MoonGenre/Form: Photographs from space. | Photographs.DDC classification: 523.30222
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The far side of the Moon, also called the "dark side of the Moon" was unknown to humanity until the Luna and Lunar Orbiter pictures were returned to Earth. This wonderful book contains beautiful photographs and newly-assembled mosaic images of the far side of the Moon, cleaned of transmission, imaging stripes and processing artifacts by today's computer technology. Byrne's superb analysis documents the appearance of the features of the far side with beautiful pictures from Lunar Orbiter. Until now, the far side Lunar Orbiter photos have only been available with strong reconstruction lines, but appear here for the first time as complete photographs, unmarred by imaging and processing artifacts.
Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and indexes.
1. The far side of the Moon -- 2. The spacecraft missions and images -- 3. The history of the Moon and its features -- 4. Regions of the far side -- 5. Nomenclature and conventions of this book -- 6. The western far side region : Earth-rise, Tsiolkovskiy, Gagarin, and the Mendeleev Basin -- 7. The Korolev Basin region -- 8. The south pole : Aitken Basin and the south polar region -- 9. The northwestern far side region : the Moscoviense Basin -- 10. The eastern far side region : Birkhoff to Hertzspring -- 11. The north polar far side region -- 12. The orientale limb region -- 13. The near side megabasin.
"This book is a companion to Byrnes's award-winning Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon (Springer, 2005). It provides comprehensive coverage of the far side of the Moon, and is the first book that collects photographs from all five Lunar Orbiter missions: Clementine, Apollo, Luna, Zond, and Nozomi. As in the previous book, the scanning artifacts of the Lunar Orbiter photos have been cleaned."-- Publisher's Web site.