Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Quote:Things like the way binaries are indicated do not bother me.
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
Quote:Quote:Things like the way binaries are indicated do not bother me.
Nice review! Could you explain what you mean by the above statement. How are the binaries indicated?
Quote:The plastic sleeve included for taking a chart to the telescope is very heavy duty, and holds one chart folded. This is fine for the odd-numbered charts; but to use it for the even-numbered ones, you'd have to fold the pages backwards, which I'm not going to do.
Quote: Overwhelming is a good term!
Quote: It may be too big for field use. You need large table...
Quote:Thanks for the pictures Tammy. That's pretty cool of you. Could anyone do a side by side picture with ether the SA 2000 Deluxe or it's field edition please?
Quote:Just took a look at the Hi-Def preview pictures posted on Agena's GAOTS page by conecting my computer to my 32" Hi-Def TV. What a high! Getting this atlas will not only be great, it will be an event. I have a bottle of "Veuve Cliquot" on the bar. On reception day, that bottle will be going on ice.
Quote:It's huuuuge. Where do you keep it? Won't fit in any regular bookshelf. A bookstand perhaps?
Quote:The only small negative I see is that the zipper that holds binder shut is not of the same high quality as the rest of the atlas. It's small and doesn't appear to be self-healing and will likely fail at the corners particularly if you store the book upright or get a little over enthusiastic about zipping or unzipping it. (added 20:39) Must have been in a prophetic mood. The zipper on my copy already failed.
Quote:Well that sucks. You might want to see if Agena will make good on it. They may be able to get a credit on it as faulty, as well. My zipper seems pretty solid.
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
Quote:I compared a region as shown on the sample page of the "Great Atlas of the Sky" (link: http://agenaastro.com/extra/sample082.GIF ) with my Uranometria 2000.0 and clearly there is a huge difference. The region was between (Dec +20 and 21 and RA 5:00 and 5:05) on Uranometria RA is given with 4 minute difference, why is that? Does it make any difference? So on Uranometria 2000.0 I see only the star 23396 and 23253 and another star of the same brightness (mag. 8 I think). This really had me convinced that I should have the Great Atlas of the Sky. It is expensive, yet more comprehensive. I have placed the order, should get the Atlas by next week.
Quote:Just a question to ellicit some debate: is the Great Atlas of the Sky so much better than JR Torres' TriAtlas?