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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:21 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


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.


Absolutely agree! This is a wonderful book to have in your collection. I was fortunate to get a copy that is in very nice condition! Nice touch, is the sky charts inside the front and back covers.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

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.



My copy is 1983 (4th edition) by Sky Publishing. :shrug:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for the info, Carol.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

You're most welcome Jim; this is a great book for everyone to have!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Yes I got it used from a Amazon vendor. I bought it after reading comments in this forum by Rick, Carol, and others! The book was in very good condition except it appears to have been used at the scope, and some of pages appear slightly warped as you would see due to moisture. You can kinda feel it more than see it. I guess this is a common issue buying used observing books. However, the price was $7

Mines 4th ed 1983

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Hard to argue with $7!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Okay its not Christmas anymore but I was in HPB's today looking in the Astronomy section. I decided to get another 3 volume set of Burnham's Celestial Handbook. I had these at one time but have no idea what happened to them. These were the 1977/78 versions. I know there are mixed feelings on these but the price was good :grin:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Okay its not Christmas anymore but I was in HPB's today looking in the Astronomy section. I decided to get another 3 volume set of Burnham's Celestial Handbook. I had theses at one time but have no idea what happened to them. These were the 1977/78 versions. I know there are mixed feelings on these but the price was good :grin:


Can't ever go wrong there.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

:waytogo: Tony

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

I got Crossen's Sky Vistas.

Regards,

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

Good wife, that.

Peter's book is one of my faves.

- Jim

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

I'm posting my new books here:
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

Santa brought a Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas. Very nice!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I got Hubble's Universe -- the latest book by Terrance Dickinson. Big, gorgeous book! Haven't begun reading it yet, though.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

I know there are mixed feelings on these but the price was good



Mixed feelings or not; they are classics, and deserve a place in every astronomy library!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

A little late for Christmas, but I have on order Steve O'Meara's Hershel 400, from my local book store.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

I know there are mixed feelings on these but the price was good



Mixed feelings or not; they are classics, and deserve a place in every astronomy library!


Carol - Agreed! :grin: Tony

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

A little late for Christmas, but I have on order Steve O'Meara's Hershel 400, from my local book store.


Carol - That's a nice one and it is one I'd like to get too. I stopped off from proctoring a test Saturday into HBP's. Love those bookstores. I picked up a brand new Cambridge Illustrated Dict of Astronomy, hard copy with dustcover. Only $3.49 plus tax :shocked: Maybe I'll get lucky and get the Hershel 400 for a similar price ... probably not, g.... Good book and glad you got it... Tony

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

Great find, Tony! :bow:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

There's "mixed feelings" about everything. There's those who are right and those who are wrong. Folks down on Burnham's are just plain wrong. IMHO, of course, but as the MIAITU my opinion also corresponds with the truth. That is, unless I disagree with Jon Isaacs, according to Jon. But, in my opinion, he wrong on that score.

BCH is indescribably fantabulous. You done good. Real good.

- Jim

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Jim - That's just about the truth isn't it, g :grin: I think it is actually a good body of work that a lot of folks like to use and I'm grateful I've added to my collection :waytogo: Thanks sir.... Tony

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

BCH is one of those rare works where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's an entity; it has a soul.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Eloquently spoken Rick... Thanks, Tony

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

"The Grand design". Written by Hawking and Mlodinov. Click here for a wikipedia article.

It seems there is (also) a little bit of a discussion about the fact if Hawking really written this book.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

"Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky" by Roger N. Clark

Listed as a very good copy but looks new! Thanks to a savvy tip here. :thanx:
I have a stack of wonderful books that are consequences of reading this forum.






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