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#1 cpr1

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

My 18 year old daughter got me a new Astronomy book for Christmas.

UNIVERSE The Definitive visual guide. DK books Smithsonian.

At first I thought it would be a pictorial Hubble book, but it is very informative with coverage from planets to star types to galaxy types. Very informative read much like the Tv series How the UNiverse works with Mike Rowe narrator.
Excellent pics from many scopes not just the space telescopes.

My girl has kind of made a habit of getting me astro books for gifts lately and I am not complaining.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

I love Astro books...anytime!! My most recent addition, is the Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas!!It is totally awesome!....and has gotten plenty of write-ups here in Cloudy Nights forums!!!! I also highly recommend the "Backyard Astronomer's Guide", by Dickinson & Dyer....another Astronomical GEM!!! :bow:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

Uhhh, did I also mention...."NIGHTWATCH"??? This is also by Terrance Dickinson.....awesome book for beginners as well!!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

My wife gave me the latest edition of Peter Birrens "Objects in the Heavens".

And I ordered the "Great Atlas" for myself, but that one is still in the mail.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

I bought a great copy of Wilkins & Moore's "The Moon" (1955) from a fellow CN'er as a present for myself; does that count?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

I agree Backyard Astronomer's Guide is great. Also Sue French's Deep-Sky Wonders.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover
The Practical Astronomer, 2010 Softcover


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover
The Practical Astronomer, 2010 Softcover


The Messier Album...an awesome book in my collection!!!!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Hi Robert - I would have to agree with you :grin: I think I paid maybe $10 for an absolutely unused mint condition addition with dust jacket! Come to think of it I need to get a copy of the Cambridge Double Star Atlas and that would be a good place to look,g ..... Thanks and Happy New Year... Tony

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

[i][color="quotbluequot"]The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover


Congrats on finding a copy, its everything a great book should be, and the personal checklist/entry log makes it perfect. :cool:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

1. Telescope Optics
2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I just got Mike Inglis's book "Observer's Guide To Stellar Evolution".

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors



Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

depending how you bracket the holiday season...

21stCentury Atlas of the Moon by Collins and Wood (new)
The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies by Kanipe and Webb (new)
Solar Activity by Tandberg-Hanssen (used)
Active Galactic Nuclei by (editors) Hazard and Mitton (used)
Great Atlas of the Sky (new)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

[i][color="quotquotbluequotquot"]The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover


Congrats on finding a copy, its everything a great book should be, and the personal checklist/entry log makes it perfect. :cool:


Thanks! I have enjoyed reading it and I also thought the checklist was cool :grin: Tony

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors



Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric


Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me, but...
This is a first-rate book IMO. Photos of a lot of DSOs done by Veherenberg, all at the same scale for comparison purposes. A lot of supplementary photos and info, as well, plus a long commentary by the author. It's a big hardcover with ultra-high quality glossy paper. A really wonderful book, and well worth having. Too bad it's out of print.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:56 PM



Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me



No apology needed Rick. I value your input on any kind of book review. Just wish that I had purchased this 20 years ago.

Eric

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors



Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric


Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me, but...
This is a first-rate book IMO. Photos of a lot of DSOs done by Veherenberg, all at the same scale for comparison purposes. A lot of supplementary photos and info, as well, plus a long commentary by the author. It's a big hardcover with ultra-high quality glossy paper. A really wonderful book, and well worth having. Too bad it's out of print.


I used to own this book and must have given it away some years ago. Looking now there are two editions, 1978 by Sky Publishing and 1984 by Cambridge University Press.

Any comments on which is better?

Thanks

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I don't know. Mine is by Sky Pub, Cambridge U. Press, *and* Treugesell-Verlag, copyright 1983, second printing 1988. No mention of 1978 or 1984. Are you looking at the right one? By Hans Vehrenberg?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Yeah Rick, see here

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for that link Jim. One of the editions goes back to 1971. Will have to check old S&T adds on that one.

Eric

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Yeah Rick, see here


I guess it is. Wow, those are great prices!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

got the Charles Wood atlas yesterday,
Cambridge moon book should come today
Southern Gems and a birding book on order

maybe need a new bookshelf for Xmas next year

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

I don't know. Mine is by Sky Pub, Cambridge U. Press, *and* Treugesell-Verlag, copyright 1983, second printing 1988. No mention of 1978 or 1984. Are you looking at the right one? By Hans Vehrenberg?


This is a really good book. Mine is the English Edition of the first printing; 1967. Well used.

Cheers,

Jerry

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I forgot. I also recieved two Amazon Gift Cards so now I can buy MORE books. :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

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