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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

More would have been better, but the Kaguya Atlas is still worth having, just for the fun of it.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

:DAgreed!!...is IS an excellent book!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.g...-22466-67HR.jpg

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

Ahhhh! I want to see this so bad. Need to go to a 3D movie and steal a pair of 3D glasses for this!

Dang, I should have kept those glasses when I saw Puss N Boots 3D!!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

I was stealing a moment with the book, but she busted me! Love this book!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

:funny:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Love your little "man-cave!!"...RobDob!!! Is that a 10.1" Coulter Odyssey???? I had one of those!!! Sold mine with intentions to get a 13.1" Coulter....never did!! Now THAT was a great little scope for DSO's!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

Ordered my copy last night.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

Love your little "man-cave!!"...RobDob!!! Is that a 10.1" Coulter Odyssey???? I had one of those!!! Sold mine with intentions to get a 13.1" Coulter....never did!! Now THAT was a great little scope for DSO's!!


Hey thanks RobertED! Yes, it is a Coulter Odyssey 10.1. I've had it since new in 1982'ish. Many, many, memorable views through it!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.g...-22466-67HR.jpg


Ahh, man, that's outstanding!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

A copy of this atlas came to me as a holiday gift, today. I haven't had the chance to really look it over, but what I've seen is damned impressive!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

There's a thread about this in the Stellar Media forum too. Let me duplicate one little part: Don't order this atlas online. Everything I ever got shipped by Cambridge came damaged and had to be sent back for replacement; this was no exception. Someone posted a good idea - buy it from Barnes & Nobel (or some other bookstore) so you can inspect it before paying for it.

Other than the damage, though, it's a beautiful book!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.g...-22466-67HR.jpg

btw - The red/green glasses from "3-D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies" by Monkhouse and Cox work just fine. The new 3-D glasses from the theaters won't help at all.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

Get copies of Jim Bell's "Moon 3-D" and "Mars 3-D", both in 2-color 3D and both having 3D glasses built in to the front cover.

In the documentary "Shadow of the Moon", there's a clip where John Young of Apollo 16 jumps up and salutes twice, while Charlie Duke takes a picture each time. The Moon book has the 3D picture of Young saluting, apparently hanging about 3 feet off the ground, that was made out of those two shots. Too cool.

Both books a lot of fun! But, why did I bring it up...?
Oh yeah - the above picture isn't in the book. But lots more are!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Back to the atlas...

I got the damage issue resolved, and I've been spending a bit of time going through this book by itself, plus as a reference to use when reading something else. The more I use it, the better I like it. At first, my take on it was "lots of great pictures, but not a lot of useful notes". But, I find more and more that the notes are useful; and when I want a hard-to-find angle on some object, I quite often find it here.

In some ways, it's set up like the Hatfield atlas, except there's no reference map anywhere other than the general one on the inside book covers. An object or area is shown in as many different lighting situations as possible. It's not a comprehensive atlas, but it definitely fills a niche.

Initially, when I was going to send it back for replacement, I was wondering if I really wanted it after all, and maybe I should just get a refund. But it has grown on me quickly. I'm getting used to the slightly overprocessed images (about half of them), and am really starting to appreciate how well-planned and executed it is.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

I'm having a similar experience. The more familiar with this atlas I become, the better I like it. This is going to make a great suppliment to Rukl's and The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

How does this compare to the "21st Century Atlas of the Moon"?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Haven't seen that one, so can't compare the two... yet. ;)






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