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#1 darren8se

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:02 AM

Hi can any of you guys recommend a good atlas that goes a bit deeper than my Cambridge Double Star atlas I use my CDSA to get me into the area but im looking for a good companion to show my the star field as seen thou my eyepiece to help me identify my chosen Target ?

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

The Millennium Skay Atlas is the best, if you can get one - it's been out of print for years. Uranometria would be a good choice for you. Both of these atlases have a much larger scale and go well into 10th magnitude.....

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:14 AM

If I have to go deeper then the CDSA I use Uranametria 2000.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

Tanks guys had a search for The Millennium Sky Atlas and wow have you seen the price they are going for !! I think I will go for a copy of Uranametria 2000 from amazon :)

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

Tanks guys had a search for The Millennium Sky Atlas and wow have you seen the price they are going for !! I think I will go for a copy of Uranametria 2000 from amazon :)


Out of curiosity, what are they going for?

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:20 AM

http://www.amazon.co...es/dp/093334...
or...
http://www.amazon.co...ar/dp/093334...
far too much if you ask me lol

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

http://www.amazon.co...es/dp/093334...
or...
http://www.amazon.co...ar/dp/093334...
far too much if you ask me lol


1100 pounds!!! That's close to $1500 CDN. I agree that's ridiculous.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:11 AM

Dave,
I think I saw a hard-bound copy on the "other site" for something like $500 US. I frequently see books on Amazon by third parties that are wildly overpriced.

Example: you can buy my latest for $70 new or for something like $220 new which is a 3X spread. Go figure!

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

How do they justify such a price hike and its all astronomy books too ??

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

I remember back in the 80s as a young lad going to wales on holiday every year and one of the highlights was going to lots of secondhand book stores I used to find lots of astronomy books in the bargain sections etc its one of the things that fired my imagination and got me hooked on astronomy :) ..nowdays to do the same id have to be a millionaire :(

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:20 PM

In my case, one would be foolish to buy a book at $220 when the same book new is $70. I have no idea why the price range is what it is. BTW, no one on this forum would be interested in my book (Phylogenetics by Wiley and Lieberman), so I thought it would be a good example of wacko prices. As to the Millennium prices, once out of print the price is set by collector demand. Example: the first edition of my book -- totally out of relevance to anything one would wish to do in my field --- upwards of $300. When someone asks, I urge xeroxing any pages they find interesting. But then, some folks just "need" a copy and have a lot more $$ than they really need.

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