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#1 Rick Woods

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:36 PM

I just got a mailing from Cambridge. The reprint of Barnard's "Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way" is on sale for 20% off ($100). I'm going to order one tomorrow. I'll never have the dough for an original, and this is the best price I've seen for the reprint.

It says to use promo code "amateur10".

#2 Charles B.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:41 AM

Rick, that's great news! I've been looking for a reasonably priced copy of this book for many years.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:40 AM

UNFAIR, UNFAIR

I ordered it several months ago for full price.
I will probably be on B&N's discount rack
before mine arrives
But I am sure mine will be better (earlier printing)

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:10 AM

Half Price Books will probably sell it for $5 for Xmas (nahh.. just kidding).

#5 Rick Woods

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:10 PM

I just placed my order. It turns out that it's a pre-order, and the book won't be available until January. They charge you for the shipping right away, but not for the book until it ships.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

Seriously, Rick, that is a good deal and I just now saw that on my Cambridge mailing (I almost threw that away yesterday without looking at it!).

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:35 AM

I suspect this book will have a limited run, and will then be outrageously expensive on the used market.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 04:54 AM

or, it will be like Burnham's Celestral Handbook and be around forever as a treasure for a few

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:33 AM

I suspect this book will have a limited run, and will then be outrageously expensive on the used market.


That's certainly possible, but then, CUP has a reputation for keeping titles of academic interest on their lists for a respectable amount of time. They also can go well over a year between releasing a hardcover edition and then following up with a softcover - if they issue a softcover edition at all.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:11 AM

I hope you guys are right. It's about bloody time someone made this one available! I hope libraries everywhere get a copy.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:34 PM

Rick,
I ordered mine on amazon in July! I have been waiting for this to come out It was available in PDF formatt from a college Library ( Georgia State?) awhile ago Just google it .
I can hardly wait till Jan, 4 2011 , First Sky and Tel goes digital with there library DVD now this , I think that we Live in Great Amature Astronomical Times! :bigshock:

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:37 PM

Tom W.,
I finally got a vintage Taso 12te-5 in the wood case
on Fleabay For $9.99 its in geat shape and has a Killer lens.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

Just ordered...thanks for the discount code!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:23 AM

One copy just ordered using the discount ..

Thanks

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:47 AM

Thanks for the great lead. My order placed with discount!!

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

The discount code does not seem to be working now.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

I didn’t see this mentioned: There’s an on-line digitized version of the atlas here: web page

#18 Rick Woods

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:29 AM

The discount code does not seem to be working now.

You snooze you lose, I guess. Sorry!

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:08 PM

Maybe it's not coming into print after all I wrote Cambridge the following as I was rejected trying to order as if it's not available any more;

I was trying to order;
A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way
But it said that;

"The following items are no longer available for sale and will be removed from your basket. Click update to proceed."

... but wanted to charge me $5.10 anyway...

What gives?

-Chris

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:46 AM

I don't know. Call them and ask.
I guess I should, too.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:33 AM

I don't know. Call them and ask.
I guess I should, too.


I placed my order with Amazon a while back and just this past week I received a shipping update indicating that the book would be released in mid-January, about a month earlier than the mid-February date I had been previously given.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

The book is still on schedule to be published. I suspect that it is the sale that is no longer on.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:01 PM

I e-mailed , we'll see if they reply, this was after it rejected the sale code and just was rejected on check out.

If still available I'll order from Amazon, seems fine there.

-Chris

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:11 AM

Looks like it was some sort of glitch on their end, they say it's fixed but I save shipping if I order with Amazon so going that route.

-Chris

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:42 PM

I just received a notice from Amazon It's back to Feb 2, 2011
again :bawling:






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