selenographer


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sel·e·nog·ra·phy

 (sĕl′ə-nŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the physical features of the moon.

sel′e·nog′ra·pher, sel′e·nog′ra·phist n.
sel′e·no·graph′ic (-nə-grăf′ĭk), sel′e·no·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Barbicane knew this opinion of the German selenographer, an opinion shared by Boeer and Moedler.
Named after the Eurasian mountain system by the 18th century German selenographer Johann Madler.
Indeed, if we leave aside Robert Hooke's 'bubble' theory of crater formation a century or so earlier, Herschel might well be regarded as the first 'British' selenographer to argue for a volcanic theory of crater formation--a view that, as we shall see, came to dominate and shape nearly all later British thinking about the nature of the Moon.
The other signatories were William Huggins (1824-1910, Figure 11), pioneer astronomical spectroscopist; William Lassell (1799-1880, Figure 12), renowned amateur astronomer and discoverer of Neptune's moon Triton and Uranus' moons Ariel and Umbriel; Edmund Neison (49) (1849-1940, Figure 13), selenographer, and Herbert Sadler (1856-1898).
At the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Norwich in 1868 August, the German selenographer J.
Intriguing though these bridges are to the lunar geologist, they are even more evocative for the amateur selenographer and historian of lunar observation.
Significant as these observations are, the most detailed and reliable known to the writer are those by Harold Hill (1920-2005), the well known British selenographer who over a period of six decades devoted himself to close visual scrutiny of lunar morphology, in particular to the south polar limb, which he frequently studied at very late stages of illumination, and where he 'witnessed comparable effects under morning illumination on many occasions when southern libration has been favourable--the most recent being on 4.
7) During the nineteenth century the celebrated selenographer J.
2) The question arises as to why Wilkins, a much respected selenographer, suggested that such a large-scale change had taken place on the lunar surface in a relatively short time frame.
But in saying that we need to consider what it really represents; to remind ourselves that the truth of the Moon's chiaroscuro is not to be captured in a few casual sessions at the eyepiece, as any seasoned selenographer will readily affirm, but rather through a protracted course of study extending over many years if not a lifetime.
The photographs taken by Russian sputniks and American Ranger missions in the '60s placed a premium on accuracy; the estheticizing idealism of solitary 19th-century selenographers had been replaced by the scientificity of highly trained specialists in the service of government agencies.
However it was during the mid 19th century that Plato suffered what might be termed an 'onslaught' from selenographers.