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Quote:Unfortunately its prose is dreadful, even for a catalog.
Quote:Totally different. NSOG is a field guide. Uranometria is a star atlas. The latter is for finding things. The former for understanding what they are once you've found them. They go hand in hand. Uranometria does have a tabular companion field guide, but it's static and lifeless. NSOG isn't as cultrually rich as Burnham's but as an observational guide for visual observers with modern larger aperture scopes, it is unsurpassed.Regards,Jim
Quote:Quote:Unfortunately its prose is dreadful, even for a catalog.Well, it's a subjective thing, but I don't need bloated prose in such a piece of work. "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" provides concise, informative texts that are to the point, bloat-free and based on a consistent set of instruments, providing a reliable comparison base. That reliable comparison base and constant type of short narrative is what make it so excellent, in my view.
Quote:Ordered Used copy of "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" for $10 including shipping. Hope it is as good as you say.
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Quote: Quote:Ordered Used copy of "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" for $10 including shipping. Hope it is as good as you say. I don't know where you got that for $10 but if all the pages are still there its a pretty sweet deal.Eric
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