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#1 davidpitre

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

There is a set of both volumes of The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies on CN. $150. Crazy cheap, but the seller has no history. For those who have not seen it, it is a monumental work.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:56 PM

I was fortunate enough to acquire a set last year and can attest this is a fantastic work. Be advised that they are huge (13 X 17 "), heavy (20-30 lbs combined) however the data inside is something to behold. To me it was a " I've got to own this" kind of purchase to sit back and enjoy on cloudy nights. For that price.............

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

I impulsively got the book set-all I can say other than above is WOW

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

I impulsively got the book set-all I can say other than above is WOW

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WOW, WOW, WOW

spent a couple of hours skimming the words,
looking at the images,
half way through Vol 1,
thinking how much information is in my hands
an amazing find

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

This is one of my favorite atlases; the galaxy images are exquisite. It is a shame that it's out of print now. I doubt whether a work like this will ever be published again.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:29 AM

it reminds me of
Burnham's Celestial Handbook
or Edward Curtis' photographs

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