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selenography

(sel-ĕ-nog -ră-fee) The study of the Moon's physical features. See Moon, surface features.

Selenography

 

the branch of astronomy concerned with the description of the surface of the moon. As new methods of studying the moon develop, the term “selenography” is being supplanted by the terms “selenodesy” and “selenology.”

selenography

[‚sel·ə·näg·rə·fē]
(astronomy)
Studies pertaining to the physical geography of the moon; specifically, referring to positions on the moon measured in latitude from the moon's equator and in longitude from a reference meridian.
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Hermann Joseph Klein died; a German selenographer; built a private observatory in Cologne.
His notebooks, now held by the BAA at Burlington House, reveal him to have been a cartographer and draughtsman of the highest order, and his reputation as a selenographer is undiminished to this day.
Gerard Cecil Inui Rawlings born; an English selenographer; studied and wrote on transient lunar phenomena.
This perhaps explains why until confronted by their oversight in 1954, selenographers in general were apparently unaware of a statement made in 1868 which diminished the impact of J.
Intriguing though these bridges are to the lunar geologist, they are even more evocative for the amateur selenographer and historian of lunar observation.
Saunder died; an English selenographer; catalogued the position of 3,000 points on the Moon;
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 4.4.92 at colongitude 294[degrees].4 when dim extensions to the limb were measured to be 350 arcseconds from fully lit features.' He noted the effect as very 'atmospheric'.
Like noted selenographer Johann Schroter (whom he greatly admired), Gruithuisen believed there were lunar inhabitants.
(7) During the nineteenth century the celebrated selenographer J.
By the way, Deslandres was at one time known as Horbiger crater, after German selenographer Philipp Fauth bestowed the name upon it to honor Hans Horbiger, a 19th-century cosmogonist who argued that the Moon was covered with a layer of ice 225 km thick.
(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.
Discovered by German selenographer Johann Schroter about 200 years ago, the Ariadaeus rille cuts across the bright plains west of Mare Tranquillitatis.