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I already have some nice bino books, but I think this one should make another really nice companion to my bino sessions with my good old 10x40 Zeiss Jena (Eastern Germany/DDR-made), and as well a 82mm Kowa Highlander Fluorite.
Quote:I would be interested in your opinions, if this is a must-have publication to the giant-binocular observers amongst us, and if it is worth its price tag ($39.95 on amazon.com).
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Quote:Now sometimes they are so subtle you may need to dim the lights to see how delicate they are. I'm not saying the images are bad, but some are delicate like the Crab, M1, in Fig. 14.7.
Quote:Here is Rony's website My Binocular Sketches. The largest binocular he uses is 15x70. In some circles this is a giant binocular. Others, however, reserve the label giant binoculars for something like 25x100. Regarding Rony's book. Yes, it is definitely worth the price. Purchase it as soon as possible.
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Quote:Do you see on bottom of last text page any indications who printed it?
Quote:My remedy will be to return the copy to Amazon.com USA and order a copy direct from Springer. I hope the Springer copy will be better.
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Quote: . . . wide field binocular astronomy is (in my opinion) the best way to understand our place within the galaxy, the basic landmarks of galaxy structure (spiral arms, star forming regions, etc.), galactic distances, and so on. In that respect i think rony's book is a huge advance over the crossen/tirion "binocular astronomy", a book i admire a lot. rony has clearly made a focused effort to present the galaxy whole, and all the separate observing targets as located in the whole and as markers of the distance and direction of galactic and intergalactic structure. if you are not aware of these basic astronomical facts, then that is sufficient reason to own this book....drollere
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Quote:After several calls and finally getting a hold of a Springer office in the U.S. that admitted that they did publish the book, I got information that ALL copies of this are "Print on Demand" so you get luck of the draw when it comes to the final quality. Some are just better than others.They told me that they'd be happy to refund my order and I accepted that offer.Of course, it's 2 weeks later and the PayPal account hasn't been credited yet.If only I could run my own business transactions this way. ;-) Live and learn, I guess.