Quote:That's nice, but I really don't see that ever happening, particularly by us. Globes come in certain sizes only because of the tooling or "molds" used to press-fit them. Creating four unique sizes for mass production would be prohibitively expensive. After all, who would want to pay $500 or more for a chipboard ball with printing on it?
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."
Quote:wow, that's quite a feat. I don't see it on our online store yet.
Quote:I don't need an Earth globe, Rick. Paul tells everyone that Mars is my home planet anyway.
Quote:and here's the others I've recently added...
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
Quote:Glad you all like it!
Quote:LOL, that's what my wife says about me, too!
Quote:Fantastic collection, Maya!
Quote:It's really great to compare the Mars topo version with the regular -- the topo globe instantaneously conveys the shape and size of the terrain features.
Quote:I see in my just arrived July issue of S&T on pg. 67 the new Mars topo globe is pictured -- get 'em while they're hot off the presses folks!
Quote:Maya, you have both topo versions; is it my imagination, or is the coloring a bit more complex and varied in the new one? For example, the Alba Patera region seems less intricately colored in your picture of the older one. Or, is that just an effect of the picture?