Quote:Quote:Everyone who reads Robert Burnham's guide will certainly become aware of its age and that it may or may not be technically current It's not technically correct, and, frankly, wasn't on day one. But that's not why you real Burnham's. You don't read it for hard information on objects beyond the bright ones, either. You read it for its poetic take on the cosmos. Which is enough for me on a cloudy winter's evening. If not for at the telescope...and that is OK.
Quote:Everyone who reads Robert Burnham's guide will certainly become aware of its age and that it may or may not be technically current
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Your pictures of your post-it and scribble jammed BCH inspired me to dedicate my oldest paperbound copy of BCH to field use (I have three sets; two paperbound and one hardbound).
An iPad iBook or Kindle version would be great, though, for those of us using iOS devices in the field to control mounts using Sky Safari and Sky Wire or Sky Fi.
Quote:BCH was the only thing that inspired me to observe because he really spoke from the heart.
Quote:Btw I do like and appreciate technology and I hope it continues to grow further, however, I already appreciate what I have. I don't need all the tech stuff to be inspired.
Quote: I don't need all the tech stuff to be inspired.
Quote: ...but have you looked at Polaris lately with a pair of binoculars? It's the tip of a diamond ring. I learned that from BCH. I don't recall anything else telling me that.
Quote:BCH has enough to last a life time.
Quote:Buddy,It was the Washington double star catalog. Btw I do like and appreciate technology and I hope it continues to grow further, however, I already appreciate what I have. I don't need all the tech stuff to be inspired. BCH has enough to last a life time.
Quote:Daniel Mounsey wrote:(snip)Btw I do like and appreciate technology and I hope it continues to grow further, however, I already appreciate what I have. I don't need all the tech stuff to be inspired. BCH has enough to last a life time.(snip)
Quote:I like technology, particularly the Kindle, but I'd rather have real paper in my hands if possible. To me it seems like so many people are on a technology binge. Last night I opened Burnham's Volume 2 to read about the 6 star Castor system and the description is so fantasic. Burnham has so many incredible stories to tell about so many objects of great interest no matter what kind it is.
Quote:Rex,What computer software are you using?
Quote:Rex,So basically you can make an observational list which is nice. Do you use any other observational materials and what telescope are you using the majority of the time for those observations?
Quote:Ahhh, the best of both worlds refractor and reflector, that's good. I haven't looked at Sky Tools in a while. Is the object info decent in your opinion? It appears to have nice graphics on the site. You don't find the computer in the field inconvenient? You need a good red screen and battery power I'd imagine yes? Although a Kindle would be limited to books, it certainly lasts a long time battery wise but I'm not sure how a Kindle handles cold weather.
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Quote:Bump...It appears that all 3 volumes are now available on Amazon as Kindle Edition ebooks.Volume 1 - $19.31Volume 2 - $14.51Volume 3 - $16.49Greg
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Quote:Hmm. I saw a full set today, hardcopy, and in great condition, for $30.
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Quote:Quote:Hmm. I saw a full set today, hardcopy, and in great condition, for $30. Hit the eBay and you can get a set in very good condition for about half that usually.
Quote:Quote:Quote:Hmm. I saw a full set today, hardcopy, and in great condition, for $30. Hit the eBay and you can get a set in very good condition for about half that usually. + about $4./ each for shipping = almost $30.
Quote:Yeah, I saw the set at a used book store (always more expensive). But, there's no shortage of them out there. I like a copy that doesn't disappear when the battery dies.