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#26 Rick Woods

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:35 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.

Dave,

My copy of this came today. There are no 16 Moon charts, and nothing by Rukl at all. The only Moon chart is a very crude 2-page map, pretty much a binocular finder chart. It's published by Crescent, not Collins.

 

Could you have been thinking of another book?

 

(There is a nice 10-double-page star atlas by Wil Tirion, though; very similar to the Cambridge Star Atlas.)

 

(Wait - I said that wrong: 5 double-page charts; 10 pages total.)


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#27 Sarkikos

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

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.

 

I've got that one, too! :waytogo:

 

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

The one I have is Collins Atlas of the Night Sky, 1st edition.  It's by Storm Dunlap, Wil Trinion and Anton Rukl.  It includes Moon maps by Rukl.  IIRC, the lunar maps are OK, but not his best work.  It's nothing I would take out to the field with me.

 

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#29 Rick Woods

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

Rats! Mine is just "Atlas of the Night Sky" by Storm Dunlop.

Ah well, it's only $3.50. I'll donate it to the library here.








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