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#1 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

Hi all

Has anyone heard about this new atlas from Charles Wood
and Maurice Collins? At first I looked the page over to make sure this wasn't an April fools joke.

Here is the information page at LPOD for the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon. I mean it has to be good right with Mr. Wood's insight on lunar formations, etc. And the price looks right too, $29.95. It says it will ship December 8, 2012.

Check out the page and see if you think the atlas covers the whole lunar nearside or is it just specialized areas and the nearside is not covered? (see contents page)

peace & clear skies

#2 simpleisbetter

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

It looks like it covers the entire nearside, but appears an awfully large area of coverage to each plate, meaning a small scale. I'm thinking I'll keep my original Rukl and my new Cambridge atlas and pass on this one.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Looks interesting. At $ 29.95 interesting enough that I will buy a copy as soon as available.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

Just placed my order :jump:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Looks like a fine addition to my astro-library. I will get this.

#6 RobertED

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Just ordered mine!!....I'll let ya' know!!!! ;)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

I'm putting this thread in my favorites.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

Richard,

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered my copy! I'm a sucker for a good lunar atlas. And Charles Wood is behind it? A no-brainer for us lunies. I like, too, that the atlas is spiral bound for easy use at the telescope.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

I received this message from LPOD:

"Thanks for ordering our Atlas! It will be mailed to you soon, hopefully reaching US addresses within a week after Dec 12."

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered my copy! I'm a sucker for a good lunar atlas. And Charles Wood is behind it? A no-brainer for us lunies. I like, too, that the atlas is spiral bound for easy use at the telescope.



Hi Mike,

You're welcome. I'm glad you ordered one. You'll let us know how it stands up to scope side use.

Looks like this atlas came out Nov. 18, I wish I'd seen it before but life got in the way. I check LPOD every day except from Nov 18 - Oct 21 I was in the hospital recovering from a stroke. It will be awhile before I'm scope side but I'm working on it. ;)

I think Mr. Wood's commentary on an atlas like this should be awesome. I remember reading his, The Modern Moon: A Personal View, along with the 2nd edition of Rukl's atlas was a great learning experience for me regarding the Moon. I highly recommend reading/using both at the same time on cloudy nights.

I look forward to some reviews when everyone starts to get this atlas.

peace & clear skies

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

Hi Richard,

Sorry to hear about your illness. I hope you're feeling better soon so you can get back out there to enjoy la Luna with the rest of us Lunatics! :jump:

I enjoyed reading Wood's The Modern Moon. I didn't think to read it while referring to Rukl's. That's the way to do it.

I will definitely take Wood's Atlas out for some Moon viewing ASAP and give a report here.

Mike

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Have not rec'd my copy as of today, 12/18/12......anyone???? :shrug:

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Still waiting for mine, 12/18/12.

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#14 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

Today's LPOD, BACKGROUND, has info on a shipment of the atlas.

Chuck Wood said:

Note: "The boxes of the 21st Century Lunar Atlas were delivered to my house on Wednesday - tomorrow they start being mailed out in the sequence that the 125 pre-orders were received."


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Thanks so much for the 'heads-up" Carl!! You rock! :rockon: :waytogo:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

... they're on the way, as this LPOD on December 26, 2012 shows :jump:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Let us try to cultivate patience. :praying:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I received mine today. It was postmarked on the 27th and sent via media mail rate (slower delivery?)

At first glance it is a very high quality printing, thick glossy pages should stand up well to a lot of use. Definitely worth the cost and wait!

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#19 Rick Woods

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

I received mine today. It was postmarked on the 27th and sent via media mail rate (slower delivery?)

At first glance it is a very high quality printing, thick glossy pages should stand up well to a lot of use. Definitely worth the cost and wait!

Steve


Steve,
OMG, your sig! You have some amazing telescopes!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Got mine today, two or three days after I ordered it.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

:jump:Rec'd mine today (12/31/12).....considerably more than two or three days since I ordered it!...(more like 29 days :crazy:)... But it is an awesome book!!! :jump:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Will these be available on Amazon? I just got a gift certificate.

#23 edwincjones

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

Will these be available on Amazon? I just got a gift certificate.



no-according to his web site
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Got mine in the mail today! This is well worth the cost.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Is it primarily based on LRO photos? Or something older?
How is the scale, compared to something like the Rukl atlas?
Is there token coverage of the farside?
Are the charts rectified (no foreshortening)?
Is there a lot of discussion on the origins of various features, or is it primarily an observer's atlas? Chuck Wood has a way of mingling all of it together - did he go one way or the other on this?






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