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#1 Mike Lynch

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Am I the only one who had not already found Tomm Lorenzin's "2000+ The Advanced Amateur Astronomer's Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing Database & Sky Atlas" Web site? http://www.1000plus.com/2000plus/

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I saw an ad at A-mart for his 1000+ BOOK, and when I began searching for information and reviews, I came across this site.

Some great observational notes on the objects, and his charts, though not as highly detailed as more contemporary ones, are quite useful, too.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Tomm's website came up in another thread about a year ago. I really like his work and if he ever publishes 2000+ in book form I'd definitely buy it.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Tom is a really entertaining writer, too. I have 1000+ around here somewhere; I've always really enjoyed the book.

Is he spelling it "Tomm" now?

#4 Mike Lynch

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Yes, you'll find the spelling with two m's--plus an explanation of it--at his Web site.

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#5 Philip Levine

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:31 PM

I found a copy of The Amateur Astronomer's Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing , and was very impressed by the style, content, and useful large spiral bound format of the book (12" x 16"), printed on water resistant paper.  Tomm Lorenzin put a tremendous amount of work into this publication, it was very evident this was a labor of love.

Thank you for posting the link to Tomm Lorenzin's 2000+ Web Site.

When following more links about Tomm, it seems he passed away September 2014.  Very sad, in the brief reading I was able to find, he was a devoted family man, besides being an avid night sky observer.  Very eloquent soul.

Hope this is not counter to CN forum policy, but here is a link with a good price for this practical, beautiful, resource:

http://www.alibris.c...n/9780912081069

 

Phil

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 12:50 PM

Here is a nice piece that was written about him by his college:

 

http://blogs.davidso...mm-lorenzin-92/

 

I hope his web site will stay up so his work will live on.



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Posted 10 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Everyone should have his book. It's a classic!



#8 Philip Levine

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:42 PM

adding one more view of Tomm Lorenzin's Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Deep Sky Observing

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 09:22 PM

When I got it, it was known more commonly as just "1000+". He was Tom then instead of Tomm.

 

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:58 PM

Here is a nice piece that was written about him by his college:

 

http://blogs.davidso...mm-lorenzin-92/

 

I hope his web site will stay up so his work will live on.

"Son-out-law"?



#11 Daniel Mounsey

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:49 AM

This is a wonderful source. I have hardbound and softbound.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:29 PM

This is a wonderful source. I have hardbound and softbound.

 

I agree;  I have the first print, hardbound copy with Tom's signature.  Bought a copy from him back in the 90s at the Georgia Peach Star Party ( I think).



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 06:07 PM

Tom and Tom Clark and I met at Riverside some years ago and it was cloudy.  We sat for hours discussing a wide variety of topics.  The SAC database was in version 3 or so and he was thrilled to have a copy from off a friends laptop....on CD.

 

Tom and I met again on the other side of the country at a Chiefland Star Party and he thanked me profusely for the copy of the data.  I told him that was the way we wanted it to be used.  We observed for hours with Tom Clark's 16 inch.  Thise are notes that I truly treasure.  I was sad to hear of his passing.  We enjoyed observing and chatting together for the few hours we met.

 

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:48 AM

mike: you are not the only one. thanks for surfacing this interesting resource!




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