Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
Quote:I'm very happy to report my genuine copy of Craig Crossen's Sky Vistas arrived this afternoon!!!I ordered it through Biblio.com and originally it was to come from Cold Books in NY but instead it arrived by DHL from another "B.P. Agency" in New Delhi, India! WOW!It arrived in great condition double-wrapped in bubble wrap and then over-wrapped in cardboard and taped up very well. The book is new with the shiny dust jacket and was shrink-wrapped. It has the red end papers on front and back covers, a sewn binding, and glossy pages throughout. The ISBN numbers are different from the front book cover and back cover (back dust jacket ISBN # matches back book cover). The book is heavy and the ship wt. given on the form is 1.70kg. I paid $83.04 USD for it through Biblio.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:It's a wonderful book. I was using mine last weekend with a pair of new to me (1983) CZJ 7x50 binoculars. Very inspiring work.- Jim
Quote:Mine showed up a few minutes ago from Dehli via DHL. Same neat, well wrapped package as Maya received. The book is the original first edition and is in perfect condition. What a book it is. Going to dig into it now with a nice home brewed cappuccino. For anyone looking for the first edition of this book, I highly recommend Cold Books through Biblio.com, if they still show copies in stock.
"Life is too short to miss the beauty of heavens."
Best regards, Patrik Iver 60°N, 22°E
Quote:Ordered a copy last sunday, as part of a bigger order of various books. The description was accurate as far as weigth e.t.c. goes. I specifically informed the bookstore that I'm looking for a original publishers copy, and not a POD. They replied that they will get the book from their supplier, and that the description is based on data from the supplier. They said I can return the book (return shipping covered by them) if it turns out it is not an original pubishers copy.I just received an e-mail telling me that all books in the order have shipped, except for two, which still are on the way to the vendor. One of these books being "Sky Vistas". So now I'm of course wondering if the delay is because the vendors supplier is printing a POD-copy.I'll let you all know how the story ends, once the book evenually arrives...
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
Quote:Mine shipped the next day after I ordered it. There was no mention, however, that the book was coming from a book agency in India. That was a surprise!