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jr_
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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Philip Levine]
      #1825609 - 09/07/07 07:29 AM

Thanks a lot, Phil. Have a look (next week) to the CNebulaX webpages. I am linking the first big update in nearly one year. The changes affect especially to the predictions comets and asteroids (now highly accurate and including all types of orbits, and there is a matter of evolution explorer quite useful). The printing system has been changed; the printed charts are now very similar to the TriAtlas maps (other changes: slideshow help, five-levels Milky Way, ephemeredes maker, highlighted Herschel 400+Messier+Dyer objects, coordinates at the frames, more data accessible through the clipboard, etc). I hope you will like it.

Edited by jr_ (09/07/07 07:31 AM)


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #1831833 - 09/10/07 08:45 AM

Good news, Jose! CNebulaX is very good program and I to wait impatiently new version.
Roman.


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jr_
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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: R.bak]
      #1831867 - 09/10/07 09:16 AM

Hi R.Bak,

I am still finishing some features. I am having some busy days and I need some more time to finish everything. However, if you (or anybody) want to download and try a temporary update (1.7.1), grab it from here:

CNebulaX - provisional update 1.7.1

It still has some unfished features. Uncompress all the files preserving the folder structure replacing all the repeated files. I hope you will like it


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #1836177 - 09/12/07 08:45 AM

Thank You, Jose!
Very good news!


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Magellan
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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Senpai]
      #1859419 - 09/23/07 12:54 AM

If I was to take these to Kinkos or Staples, what would I tell them to print, what sizes, paper stock.

My printer is not the greatest.

Also, the book you had made, can that be purchased?


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Magellan]
      #1860686 - 09/23/07 05:31 PM Attachment (216 downloads)

Jeff D (Magellan),

The maps are vector-based and can be printed in any page size without losses in resolution, selecting that paper size in printer properties, and scaling the maps to fit the page in the print dialog. My maps are printed in A4, which is the most usual European paper size (29.7x21cm). But in larger paper sizes, the maps would look better. Have a look to the screenshot, which corresponds to letter-size paper. Selecting "fit to margins", the charts will be resized to fill that paper size.

I printed my maps in a home printer (HP LaserJet 1022). I am providing the files, but I am afraid I cannot make prints for others because I have no infrastructure. Perhaps I could make a program to generate the charts sending them direcly to the printer, which would guarantee optimal printouts quality, but this would be after Christmas. Now I can't do it (job reasons).

Edited by jr_ (09/23/07 05:37 PM)


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #1864103 - 09/25/07 07:31 AM

Jose any luck with index files ? I'm looking forward to it to put everything together before binding.

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Marcin]
      #1866464 - 09/26/07 03:15 AM

Hi Marcin,

The problem with the indexes is that they are so large that I cannot edit them to add legends, frames, etc. I have tried it with CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator, and I can't. But, anyway, here you have the raw PDF files I have prepared:

Raw index file to section A (pdf)

Raw index file to section B (pdf)

Raw index file to section C (pdf)

However, since A section includes indexes to B and C maps, I think that they are not too necessary. I prepared them before including the complete indexes in A maps. I hope they will help.

BTW, I use a small trick. Just think in section A as if it were the Sky Atlas 2000. The A maps are more or less similar, so the charts are more or less close. For instance if we wanted the Aquila area, the S2000 maps should be 16 (years of practice makes S2000 charts very familiar to everybody). So the A maps should be close to 16 (it actually is the A15). Once there, we have indications of all contained B and C maps.

Edited by jr_ (09/26/07 03:24 AM)


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #2332631 - 04/16/08 10:59 PM

Another fantastic job, Jose. I loved the first edition and this is an excellent improvement.

For fun, I layered a 1 degree by 1 degree part of your atlas (of M23, don't ask me why) over a corresponding Digital Sky Survey (DSS) image. The level of detail in your atlas is phenomenal. My 120mm refractor will never capture this kind of detail, but I also stare at the DSS images and I am grateful to have a good guide, like your atlas, to explore with.

Here's a link to the overlay - prepare your eyes!

http://www.pbase.com/macpurity/image/95741623

Thanks for the contribution, Jose.

MacP


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: macpurity]
      #2333806 - 04/17/08 01:17 PM

macpurity

I have made some overlays of maps and pictures, but always with CNebulaX (never with the TriAtlas). I knew that the accuracy was good, but I had not seen a really objective proof like this so far (only intuition and evaluation of the plot conditions). Thanks for showing it!!!! M23 is only 27' in diameter, and the stars overlay perfectly on it. Ahhh, I cannot resist... Why M23?

I take advantage of this message to tell you that I have the B-chartset of the TriAtlas second edition in USA paper (8x15") ready. It was more easy than I expected. I hope to make it available in very few time. The European edition (A4 paper size) can be grabbed from the Triatlas project download page (PDF files of A, B and C sets, and respective keycharts)

Edited by jr_ (04/17/08 01:26 PM)


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #2558700 - 08/04/08 12:59 AM

Using the C set for Herschel objects and found a few inconsistencies in the bold type.

These should be bold:
7814
7790
7789
7727
7723
7606
7686
7662

Not sure if 5866B should be bold but I think so.

and a strange one, 3226 is only partially bold.

I've used this for a bit, searching out the Herschel 400 and the chart works very well. Good job. Now, if anybody knows of a way to protect the pages from dew without spending a bundle or making it 6" thick


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: macastronomer]
      #2558833 - 08/04/08 04:05 AM

Great idea to sticky this thread!

Nothing like having direct input with the author of these wonderful star charts.


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Magellan
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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: o1d_dude]
      #2571861 - 08/10/08 11:01 AM

is that the panoramic set I have been waiting for??? I like sky atlas field or deluxe size, is it very similar?

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Magellan]
      #2573608 - 08/11/08 01:35 AM Attachment (247 downloads)

Went through the trouble of making a table for the Herschel 400 objects cross referencing which map they are on.

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: macastronomer]
      #2663148 - 09/25/08 06:36 PM

Uh, anybody got current links??

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Tom T]
      #2663206 - 09/25/08 07:20 PM

Tom:
http://www.uv.es/jrtorres/triatlas.html


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Starman1]
      #2663247 - 09/25/08 07:47 PM

Thanks Don. This looks perfect for my class.

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: Tom T]
      #2663505 - 09/25/08 10:40 PM

T, have you ever taken a glance at the Mag 7 charts? Might be good too..

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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: BCB]
      #2663986 - 09/26/08 07:43 AM

Hi everybody,

I was in holidays and have had a quite busy come back to work. These are the links for the temporary (still in progress) panoramic edition. I still have to discuss with Casey Skelton, but I have printed a copy and I think it is a quite good starting point. The fonts are too small. Anyway, just to show you the current state and give the chance to give suggestions to enhance it (and copy/print whoever want it), here they are: 31 new maps in both A3 and tabloid paper size. When it be finally ready, it will be fairly equivalent to Sky Atlas 2000, but much deeper, and probably double number of charts. Enjoy...

http://cgi.unk.edu/triatlas/proof/A3_proof1.pdf

http://cgi.unk.edu/triatlas/proof/tabloid_proof1.pdf

Edited by jr_ (09/26/08 07:51 AM)


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Re: 3Atlas (PDF) project:: 9, 11 and 13 mag sky at new [Re: jr_]
      #2685317 - 10/07/08 12:46 PM

Hello all!!

FYI-I am a "newbie" to this group but I have been working with Jose on the TriAtlas and CNebulaX projects. I just wanted to let you all know that things are in full swing for the next release of the TriAtlas. We have listened to your concerns, needs and wants and are incorporating many into to next release. Not everyone can be satisfied but you will have to admit that the TriAtlas is the most in-depth atlas you will ever use and it is FREE!! One of the major concerns that is being addressed is the amount of information(clutter) on some of the charts. This will be addressed by dividing those charts into 2 and sometimes even four individual charts. All of the information will still be there but in a "zoomed in" mode. The fonts have also been a concern and this is being looked at and some changes have been made.

Our main concern with the charts is that we keep the integrity of them and that all of the information given is legible and accurate. As always, any and all concerns posted by the group are looked at and if the concern can be implemented without taking away from the original purpose of the charts it will be done.

The release date of the next set has not been established but when it is everyone here will be the first to know.

Clear Skies to you all!!!

Casey


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