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
Telescopes: Meade ETX-125 w/ Autostar II, Meade LX-50 8" w/ Magellan II, Orion ShortTube 90, Celestron Firstscope 114 Binocs: Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Meade 10x50 WA Travel View JC Penny 10x50 Marine Cameras: SBIG ST237A, Canon 10D DSLR
Quote:Enjoy it! For a LONG discussion about the various editions, see this thread from 2011.
Quote:...It's all about Rukl's drawings anyway.
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
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Quote:The timing is great as I just added the 21st Century atlas to my lunar collection. I'm looking forward to reading through this one.
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Quote:I've been looking for a nice copy of this book for a few years, but the prices always scared me away. Last week while looking on AbeBooks.com, I found one listed as very good from a 5-star seller for $47 shipped. I ordered it and it just arrived today.Well, I scored on this 1996 printing as it is absolutely mint, jacket and book. The jacket even has a nice mylar cover. The timing is great as I just added the 21st Century atlas to my lunar collection. I'm looking forward to reading through this one.It was a long wait, but worth it.
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
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Quote:Thanks for all the feedback, everyone. I'll see if I can get lucky with an affordable copy of the 2004 edition in the future, Gary.Rick and Rob,I'm looking forward to getting some time to make the comparisons between Rukl and the 21st Century Atlas. As have a lot of other observers, I have only spent a casual amount of time looking at our nearest neighbor, but that's going to change in 2013. I'm going to give the Lunar 100 a shot and it should make for some easy observing nights here in my red zone.
Clear skies, Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:I have one of the older editions as well, and I really don't have any plans to "upgrade." I consider mine a keeper.
Leica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60
WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:I have just one edit to Mark9473's post, the publishing house is called Aventinum and they remade the Atlas of the Moon three months ago in 5 languages (including Hungarian )Here is the link http://www.aventinum.cz/eshop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=160
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All Terrain Z10 http://tinyurl.com/ouxfsyu with refigured primary, 63mm Protostar secondary.
Quote:That's a great catch for $47 shipped, and a nice companion to the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon. As Rick says, it's fun to compare the two atlases on the same areas of the moon. Rukl's work is amazingly accurate.
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Quote:But no shipping options outside of Europe...
How about a comparison? With the 21st Century Atlas in hand, is the Rukl really that important for the non collector?
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Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
Quote: but a red flashlight is the only color I pack in my astronomy gear,
Quote:Quote:But no shipping options outside of Europe... Maybe they don't do it usually. Try to write them
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Quote:I just got a copy of the 1990 edition off of Amazon for $17.50, shipped! It was described as being in 'acceptable' shape. Therefore I was not surprised that when it arrived the cover was a little dirty and there was a slight separation of the binding inside the front cover, very easily fixed with some clear tape. All of the pages are in fine shape.Checking the web I could only find a few copies under $100, all over $80. I guess the bookseller I got this copy from did not check around.