Whitepeak Observatory, Tacoma, WA

North American Mirror for Alan Chu's
~Photographic Moon Book~


NOTICE: The newest edition of "Moonbook" (ver.3.5 released March 2011)is now available! (Download link below)

During 2010 there were over 249 gigs worth of downloads from this mirror of this excellent lunar observer's resource! That's over 2000 copies downloaded.


This page is a courtesy North American downloading mirror for Hong Kong based amateur Alan Chu's supurb "Photographic Moon Book". For those unfamiliar with this free publication, it is a photographic guidebook to the moon containing nearly 300 annotated images of lunar features with complete feature descriptions in 33 map sections--- and too much more useful information to list here. It is an excellent (I feel the very best available, free or otherwise) observer's guide to our Moon. The latest is the version released Mar. 2011. 257 pages. (11 new pages from 2010 version)

For more information visit Alan Chu's website.


CHANGES BETWEEN V3.4 and V3.5

- Revised Map 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33.
- Added lunar images from Canon DSLR.
- Renewed Farside, Spacecraft & Appendices.

CHANGES BETWEEN V.3.3.AND V.3.4

- Rearranged the order of Map 23, 24, 25 as Map 25, 23, 24.
- Expanded Map 1 with geologic interpretation.
- Added lunar images from DMK31AF camera.
- Renewed Farside, Spacecraft & Appendices. Total 246 pages.

CHANGES BETWEEN V.3.2.AND V.3.3

The v3.3 is almost same as v3.2 in image presentation, but the text has following changes:

Selenographic coordinates with latitude preceding longitude.
Relabeled T112 (Map 2), T105 (Map 6), T114 & T187 (Map 10), T119 (Map 12).
Updated Farside & Spacecraft pages.
Added geologic text to some prominent features
233 pages.

CHANGES BETWEEN V.3.1.AND V.3.2

The v3.2 is almost same as v3.1 in image presentation, but the text has following changes:

Regrouped Map 15, 16, 29 with few NP or SP images.
Updated Farside Map.
Updated Spacecraft page.
Updated Moon Data page.
Added Lunar Geologic Timescale in Map 1.
Added Non-Crater List.
Minor updates or corrections in feature descriptions.
Total 231 pages.

The v3.2 (PDF) is optimized to the format of Adobe Reader 8.0 using 19-inch LCD display at 1280 x 1024 pixels, although it is readable on Adobe Reader 5.0. The v3.1 can still be used if the changes of text are not minded.


Download Link, NEWEST Edition: Photographic Moonbook V.3.5 March 2011:

RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT: "Save Target As"(123MB pdf)


Older editions:

Download Link Photographic Moonbook V.3.4 Feb. 2010:

RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT: "Save Target As"

Download Link Photographic Moonbook V.3.3 January 2009:

RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT: "Save Target As"(108MB pdf)


Download Link Photographic Moonbook V.3.2 January 2008:

RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT: "Save Target As"(106MB pdf)


Download Link Photographic Moonbook V.3.1 January 2007:
RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT: "Save Target As"(105MB pdf)

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