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."
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:I cannot say that of any other place from which I've purchased books mail order including Amazon, AbeBooks and The Book Depository.
"Life is too short to miss the beauty of heavens."
Quote:Wow, two of the books at the top of my 'must have' list and there they are side to side in the same box! I agree about Cambridge, I always buy CUP books through my local high street bookstore as they are the same with their packing in the UK. Last book they shipped to me had all four corners bumped! Congratulations on your new aquisitions Rex!
Quote:Excellent demo, okie!!! Thanks for the "heads-up!!"......
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Quote:I've bought quite a few books from Willmann-Bell myself over the years (Uranometria, NSOG, Star Clusters, Arp Atlas, to name a few) and have always been delighted with how well they package their books. Today I got two books from Amazon in decent shape though I always feel that I'm taking my chances with them as I've certainly received plenty of damaged books from them. My own experience is that actual booksellers like Willmann-Bell and Powell's do the best job in packaging books.
Quote:When I spoke on the phone today with the man at W-B, he told me that they had been in the book shipping business for over 40 years and had a lot of practice getting shipping down right. They're a small operation and would rather spend the time and money to make sure their product gets to its destination intact rather than have to waste time and money dealing with returns of damaged goods and sending out new product again. One would think others would follow that logic.
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association