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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.
The early 20th-century German selenographer Philipp Fauth wrote, "The crowns of rays spread out over the face of the full moon, and seem to mock at all explanation.
The selenographer Johann Heinrich von Madler was an extreme example of the "wait it out" school.
Named after the Eurasian mountain system by the 18th century German selenographer Johann Madler.
Learning that the selenographer had no telescope of his own, a group of AAC members pitched in to surprise Rukl with his own Meade ETX at the event.
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).
In 1876 the British selenographer Edmund Neison said that it did, and many others assumed so--Antonin Rukl also plotted the valley passing between these mountains on plate 12.
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.
Like noted selenographer Johann Schroter (whom he greatly admired), Gruithuisen believed there were lunar inhabitants.