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#1 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

To the moderator: This is a duplicate post as one in the Lunar forum. I hope this is OK since this new atlas fits in both Lunar and Media forums. If this has to be removed maybe you could leave a pointer to the Lunar post. Thanks!

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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Looks like an interesting piece of work :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

The sample pages look good. I am curious who is the publisher is. Not sure how much use it would be at the eyepiece though. But still an interesting work though.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

No publisher listed, and the purchase link shoots straight to PayPal. There's no listing for the book on Amazon (that I can find). Some form of self publishing? Which would be fine by me, since that's how my own books come out.

#5 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Hi Tom, Preston

I asked the question on the LPOD forum of Mr. Wood here about availability from Amazon. Of course costs and profitability were considerations. I had a Amazon gift card balance and thought I had found a Christmas gift for me! :) Oh well I think I'll invest in this one anyway.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

I'll be ordering!!!!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Let us know when you get it!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

For me i will wait, there is not quite enough information about the book. Looks like about 50 pages (25 pages of paper x 2) Would like to see a review. then again , xmas is coming . . . .

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I am really leaning towards pulling the trigger on this.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

I pre-ordered, shouldn't be too long a wait? I think it said ships around Dec 8th?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

I just ordered-I have been impressed by C Woods books/S&T articles,
so I think worth the gamble ($35 book and shipping )

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Well I pulled the trigger on the atlas. It came out to $35.05.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

This is the one to get if you can find it reasonably:
Rukl Moon Atlas
It's been out of print for a while.
1st or 2nd editions both good, though 2nd edition easier to use in your lap.
It's being printed again in German. No word on English version.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

This is the one to get if you can find it reasonably:
Rukl Moon Atlas
It's been out of print for a while.
1st or 2nd editions both good, though 2nd edition easier to use in your lap.
It's being printed again in German. No word on English version.


the German version may work-after all it is mainly sketches

edj

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

This is the one to get if you can find it reasonably:
Rukl Moon Atlas
It's been out of print for a while.
1st or 2nd editions both good, though 2nd edition easier to use in your lap.
It's being printed again in German. No word on English version.


I have the Rukl atlas and it is nice and can be at times hard to find. However with the advancement of the some of the Apps and mapping software, I don't know if I would say the Rukl atlas is the end all be all. Sure it is nice, but there are other choices out there that work probably equally as well. I find photographs work well when observing the Moon for me.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Looks like about 50 pages (25 pages of paper x 2) Would like to see a review. then again , xmas is coming . . . .


The Atlas has 108 spiral bound pages in format 8.5"x11".

The first printing is already sold out...

Stephan

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

:jump:My atlas has been ordered!!....we'll see what happens next!!!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

OK OK OK!!! Stop pressuring me!! I ordered one!!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Looks like about 50 pages (25 pages of paper x 2) Would like to see a review. then again , xmas is coming . . . .


The Atlas has 108 spiral bound pages in format 8.5"x11".

The first printing is already sold out...

Stephan


Sold out? I hope not. Mr. Wood didn't mention that in the blog link.
I ordered one this morning. It will make a fine companion to my Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Looks like about 50 pages (25 pages of paper x 2) Would like to see a review. then again , xmas is coming . . . .


The Atlas has 108 spiral bound pages in format 8.5"x11".

The first printing is already sold out...

Stephan


Sold out? I hope not. Mr. Wood didn't mention that in the blog link.
I ordered one this morning. It will make a fine companion to my Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas.


This LPOD link is stating that it is already sold out. I think a reprinting is only a matter of a short time.

Stephan

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

I agree with you bsim, I have the new Cambridge atlas and think the two will be great companions. Having followed LPOD and enjoyed the writings of Charles I am looking forward to getting my copy which I ordered yesterday.

Ian

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

bsim, Ian,

looks like we just made it before the "sold out"

edj

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Important News
I contacted Mr. Wood. The 21st Century Atlas of the Moon is not sold out. That "sold out" link posted earlier will be triggered when only a few copies are left.

With Mr. Wood's permission:

No, we aren't sold out at all.
The book will be back from the printer in about a week and will begin shipping - there are plenty of copies!

I certainly agree with bsim who commented that the 21st Century Atlas would "make a fine companion" to Alan Chu's new Photographic Moon Atlas. That would be the best of terrestrial imaging and the beginning of the new orbital imaging. Its a good time to be a lunar observer!
Thx,
Chuck

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

With Mr. Wood's permission:

No, we aren't sold out at all.
The book will be back from the printer in about a week and will begin shipping - there are plenty of copies!



The good news of the day!

Stephan






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