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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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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.
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.
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.
Feeling smug about discovering with a small telescope what government scientists had inferred from spacecraft images, I was brought back down to Earth when I opened classical selenographer Thomas Gwyn Elger's 1895 book, The Moon, and read in his description of Petavius that the center of the crater's floor is 800 feet (about 300 meters) higher than its margins.
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.
Nearly 100 years ago the British selenographer Thomas Gwyn Elger stated that Gassendi was "one of the most beautiful telescopic objects on the moon's visible surface, and structurally one of the most interesting and suggestive.
Alas for this fractured theory, this ray was measured by the German selenographer Julius Franz early this century.
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.