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#1 dedo

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:30 PM

Already owning "The modern Moon" by C.Wood and having printed out the "Photographic Moon book" bi A.Chuk, I was thinking aboutbuying these two other atlases:
1) 21st Century Atlas of the Moon
And 2) The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas.

Would they be redundant?
Also, has anyone directly compared the two books by Alan Chuk, the photographic moon book which is a free edition with the cambridge one by the same author?

#2 Rick Woods

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

They aren't redundant (other than both being about the Moon). In fact, they're complimentary. If you only want one, I suggest the 21st Century atlas for it's wonderful high-resolution images. But both would be better.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

Thank you Rick, that was my thought too. I'll buy them both :D

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

"The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas" is awesome, love it and use it allot for reference.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:25 AM

Thank you Neil. I really like Chuk's and Wood's way of involving and stimulating the user to make his own speculations on geological moon features.

In this regard I find them more useful than a more standard reference atlas such as the Rukl or the Clementine ones.

From the excerpts that I have found on the net, the Cambridge atlas is highly similar to the free Photographic Moon Book but I think it is worth to have it too for high quality prints which doesn't compare with what you can make at home even with a good laser printer.

I just bough them both, the 21st Century and the Cambridge.
Next one will be something like the Kaguya to compare features on high res images taken from other angles.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

I have both books as well!! I love 'em both, and enjoy each!! If you can swing it....get BOTH!!!

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

I love the Rukl atlas, but think it's really too nice to take out into the field. I've also got a mini-Rukl atlas, which is also now out of print, called "Moon, Mars, and Venus." I found it on EBay about a year ago for about one-third the going price for the full-sized Rukl moon atlas. This book has the same moon maps, just at smaller scale, with less accompanying text, plus has the added bonus of information and maps of our two nearest planets. I'd highly recommend it.

#8 Rick Woods

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Yeah! Those are a real score! I keep one in my chart briefcase.
Small, but mighty!

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:36 AM

I've got both atlases and they sure are superb!!

I prefer photographic moon atlases as i also like to "study" on them planning a viewing session. The Rukl  is more a feature atlas and doesn't meet my taste. Plus now i can observe in bad weather too :D



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

21st century is very nice... Signed copy too (I asked nicely!) The illumination angle has been chosen well and it is a good complement to the S&T atlas and Rukl.

 

cheers

 

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#11 Sarkikos

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

I have both Rukl's, 21st Century, Chong's Photographic Atlas of the Moon, the little German Mondatlas, Kayuga Lunar Atlas, Clementine Atlas of the Moon, both Hatfields, Lunar Orbiter Atlas, New Firefly Atlas of the Moon, Times Atlas of the Moon, both S&T Field Maps of the Moon and I'll be receiving the Craters of the Near Side Moon any day now ... but I don't have the Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas. So why exactly do I need the Cambridge also? What does it bring to lunar observation that the others lack? :thinking:

 

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Edited by Sarkikos, 09 August 2014 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

 ... but I don't have the Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas. So why exactly do I need the Cambridge also?

 

You answer your own question! :D



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Well, my post was somewhat rhetorical in nature. But if anyone sees a unique advantage to the Cambridge, let them speak!

 

:grin:

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Edited by Sarkikos, 10 August 2014 - 07:51 PM.


#14 Charles B.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

I've heard ugly rumors that one can have too many Lunar atlases. I don't believe it. 

 

Attached File  moon-atlases.jpg   99.56KB   1 downloads

 

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#15 Rick Woods

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

That's a good start! ;)



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:54 AM

I'm ready to order a moon atlas, too. I agree that getting both is the ticket. However, I think I'll order Cambridge now and get the 21st Century after the reprint corrects its errata.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

It *could* go out of print without that ever happening. My advice it to get it while it's available, and print off the errata page from the web site. The errors in the atlas are pretty insignificant, compared to everything that's right.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:21 PM

Get'em while they're hot. We've seen many of these Moon atlases go out of print.

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:29 AM

It *could* go out of print without that ever happening. My advice it to get it while it's available, and print off the errata page from the web site. The errors in the atlas are pretty insignificant, compared to everything that's right.


Get'em while they're hot. We've seen many of these Moon atlases go out of print.


Alright, I'm convinced!

#20 Charles B.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

It's certainly true that Moon atlases quickly go out of print, but here always seem to be new ones offered. I'm amazed and pleased at the demand for new Moon atlases. It makes perfect sense to me since I'm a lunatic who loves collecting atlases as well as observing the Moon. Makes me wonder though, how many of us lunatic Moon atlas collectors are out there getting twitchy waiting for the next new book.  

 

Charles



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:56 PM

Do not overlook Storm Dunlap's "Atlas of the Night Sky" (Collins, 2005) with 16 Moon charts by Rukl, plus mirror-reversed versions (smaller scale). It can be bought cheaply on the used market.


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