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#51 Sarkikos

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Well, I gave Chuck the benefit of the doubt and allowed him the full 4-6 weeks that was the standard for shipping 40 years ago. I finally sent him an email this morning.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

I received my copy today. 8 days since it was mailed (not bad for cross-border shopping). It got a little warped by the postal delivery, but nothing a little time under a heavy book won't rectify. Now to sit down and enjoy!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Still waiting ... I won't get into the details of why my copy was delayed, except to say it was never shipped! But Chuck said in an email that he would ship it out this past Tuesday. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I have had a good look at this new atlas and I like everything about it. :bow: It is a great beginner-intermediate atlas, especially as it is available and very reasonable priced! Soft-cover and spiral-bound, you could use it at the eyepiece, but I am keeping mine safely indoors. The exposure for each area was carefully chosen to show the same degree of "relief". The classic (and out-of-print) Rukl atlas may still remain as the primary atlas for advanced observers, especially as it labels many of the secondary craters. I am very happy with the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon and I say it is a "must-have." Specialty publications such as this often have short print lives, so get yours now!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

I received my signed copy of the Atlas today. Thanks, Mr. Wood!

I like it. Even though it might have a short run once all the Lunatics get their copies, and the value might climb like a Rukl, I'm still putting mine in the equipment bag for in-the-field Moon viewing. The Atlas is spiral bond, and though the pages aren't laminated, they look like they should stand up pretty well to dew and usage in the real world.

The individual maps are numbered and also labeled by a significant feature on the map, for example, "Iridum 20," or "Crisium 2." This is a nice touch, very Rukl-like, and should make quick reference easier.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

I have to admit I ordered a second one. One is going outside every time I do Lunar observing! My plan is to use it with the New Atlas of the Moon by LeGault and Brunier- that atlas covers the Moon day by day, and combined with the detailed images in the Wood and Collins atlas, I should be able to nail a lot of Lunar features.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

is there a link to go to for ordering info???

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

http://lpod.wikispac...ebruary 3, 2013

This'll get you close....look for the thumbnail of the book, and click!!!
Hope this helps!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

ohhh duh, I was on that page erlier and totally missed the buy now link, hmmmmm new glasses maybe or more coffee

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

ohhh duh, I was on that page erlier and totally missed the buy now link, hmmmmm new glasses maybe or more coffee


....coffee's good! :imawake:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Tea's great, too, but you have to drink twice as much to get the same amount of caffeine as in a coffee.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

True dat!!....what about Coke????

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:17 AM

Illegal!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

Not that kind of Coke! :4

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

Noooo....the OTHER kind!!! :roflmao:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

True dat!!....what about Coke????


....ok, ok.....I mean...PEPSI!!!!!! :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

I am always interested in new lunar atlases and for $29.95, this looks really nice. But no farside coverage? The Lunar Orbiters took loads of pics of the farside as well as more recent and better photo images by far more advanced spacecraft..

Will still buy this book.

And this puts the topic on track again.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

:grin:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

I ordered this atlas a few weeks ago and am anticipating its arrival. I'm curious to know from those who have it how the Charles Wood's Lunar 100 is treated in this? Is there a separate index/appendix for the Lunar 100 or are there plenty of references for the 100 list? I've just started to observe the L100 after many years of treating the moon as something to avoid and am looking forward to start some serious observing/imaging of this beautiful object.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Objects from the L100 that are on each chart are identified; so they're all shown somewhere in the book. But, there's no L100 list (gotta buy that separate!)

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

I ordered a copy Saturday evening Feb. 2 and was pleased to find it in my mailbox today Feb. 8. It is a very nice atlas, and I am already thinking about ordering a second one for outdoor use at the eyepiece.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:04 AM

I have a question regarding size of maps. I am using a library copy of Rukl's, but the ~5x7" sections are kinda small for my beginning in-feild use. I realize the 21st Century atlas divides the moon into 25 sections, whereas my Rukl presents 76 parts, necessitating less magnified detail in the 21st. But how big are the map sections on page in your 21st? Bigger than ~5x7"? The pages as I understand are 8.5x11" - how much is used for map?

Also, same question for the Cambridge atlas, if someone has a second...

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:57 AM

The 21st Century charts are 6.5" x 8"; but the scale is smaller than the Rukl atlas.
If you're a beginner, the best thing you could do is to get the S&T/Rukl field map, which has four foldable quadrants. That is bar-none the best value in a lunar map today, and the one I would keep over all others if I had to choose.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

I am considering getting the map. But I'd also like a text.

Thanks Rick- I'll add that I'm midway through the Astronomical League's Lunar I & II programs. Doing'em simultaneously and hoping to find a detailed atlas to use outside. I've been using Rukls, but the sections have been cut a bit small for me at this time in my observing. I'm looking into the Cambridge atlas and it seems a good fit between the 21st and Rukl. Not as many sections as Rukl but more than the 21st.. Any thoughts?

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:56 PM

Is this atlas currently available?






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