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Astronomy Technology Today
      #4249124 - 12/14/10 08:28 PM

Reading some posts on Stellar Media, I got turned on to Astronomy Technology Today. I checked out their web site, and subscribed. I also purchased all the prior editions. Today, I read the first issue--April 2007, and the current issue--Sept./Oct. 2010.

This is an excellent publication. It fills a niche that neither Sky and Telescope or Astronomy cover that well. There are loads of telescope, eyepiece, software, imaging, and other equipment reviews. When reading astronomy magazines, I enjoyed reading the ads as much as the articles. Astronomy Technology Today is chock full of equipment reviews--about 68 pages worth. Sky and Telescope and Astronomy cannot meet everyone's needs. Astronomy Technology Today might nicely fill a niche for you.
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      #4249145 - 12/14/10 08:41 PM

I have subscribed to Astronomy Technology Today since it first came out. I have enjoyed each and every issue and have saved all of them. Great magazine!!

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: CarolG]
      #4249179 - 12/14/10 09:01 PM

Sounds like it could be dangerous to one's fiscal health.

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Ira]
      #4249245 - 12/14/10 09:37 PM

i'm not crazt about the magz. i guess i'm not a gearhead, i rather use my scope visually... i wish they would bring back Deep Sky Magz!!!

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: helpwanted]
      #4249367 - 12/14/10 10:37 PM

Anybody got their Nov/Dec issue yet?

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: helpwanted]
      #4249381 - 12/14/10 10:44 PM

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i'm not crazt about the magz. i guess i'm not a gearhead, i rather use my scope visually... i wish they would bring back Deep Sky Magz!!!




I also only use my telescope visually. However, I like to see all the equipment type products out there. I only use a reflector, but I enjoy reading up on refractors and refractor type products.


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Ira]
      #4249383 - 12/14/10 10:45 PM

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Sounds like it could be dangerous to one's fiscal health. /Ira




It is--because we are all sick!


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: GeneT]
      #4249442 - 12/14/10 11:21 PM

Nov Dec issue is out, i had it... interesting article on the Paracorr (i know, this coming from the guy that doesn't like ATT)!!

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: GeneT]
      #4249517 - 12/15/10 12:04 AM

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Reading some posts on Stellar Media, I got turned on to Astronomy Technology Today. I checked out their web site, and subscribed. I also purchased all the prior editions. Today, I read the first issue--April 2007, and the current issue--Sept./Oct. 2010.

This is an excellent publication. It fills a niche that neither Sky and Telescope or Astronomy cover that well. There are loads of telescope, eyepiece, software, imaging, and other equipment reviews. When reading astronomy magazines, I enjoyed reading the ads as much as the articles. Astronomy Technology Today is chock full of equipment reviews--about 68 pages worth. Sky and Telescope and Astronomy cannot meet everyone's needs. Astronomy Technology Today might nicely fill a niche for you.
GeneT




It's a great magazine, very gearhead oriented. I just received the November/December issue. ATT and Amateur Astronomy are the magazines that I subscribe to. I like S&T, and Amateur Astronomy too, but not subscribing to them gives me a reason to make it to Barnes and Noble once a month.


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: okieav8r]
      #4253372 - 12/16/10 09:48 PM

I have subscribed since it started as well. It is a gearhead magazine and nice to read about all those gadgets of which I have picked up a few based on the positive reviews. Good Luck!

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #4254012 - 12/17/10 09:12 AM

I subscribed when it first came out and it was a great magazine for it's articles on the latest astro-gear. However, I recently let my subscription lapse as a large percentage of the articles turned to gear and techniques for astro-imagers. Too bad! It's still a great magazine for astrophotography, but that just doesn't interest me.

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: GeneT]
      #4257015 - 12/18/10 06:32 PM

Quote:

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Sounds like it could be dangerous to one's fiscal health. /Ira




It is--because we are all sick!




Any doc in here to cure chronic DSOmania, Dobsonitis, refractoritis, severe eyepiecoid-collectionitis syndrom or morbid GOTOphobia?


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: GeneT]
      #4258338 - 12/19/10 12:41 PM

Hi Gene.

Thank you for giving ATT a try. I remain a dedicated fan of both Astronomy and Sky & Telescope, but discovered long ago that I get as much enjoyment selecting, building, tuning, and tweaking astro stuff as I do from the views the equipment provides. I still consider CN the best source of equipment reviews, but wanted something in a magazine format as well. Thus ATT.

Thanks again.

Gary

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      #4258345 - 12/19/10 12:45 PM

Quote:

i'm not crazt about the magz. i guess i'm not a gearhead, i rather use my scope visually... i wish they would bring back Deep Sky Magz!!!




I hear you and miss Deep Sky as well. Like you, I'm primarily a visual observer, but am still something of a gearhead as well. Meanwhile, I agree: ATT isn't for everyone.

Thanks.

Gary

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: rockethead26]
      #4258350 - 12/19/10 12:48 PM

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Anybody got their Nov/Dec issue yet?




Hi Jim,

My home copy arrived yesterday, more than a month after it was mailed from Dallas. I hope yours has arrived by now as well.

Gary

Gary Parkerson
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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: gparkerson]
      #4259149 - 12/19/10 07:18 PM

Thanks for the update Gary. I emailed Christy at ATT yesterday and asked if the issue should be considered late yet. She replied that she would send out a replacement copy. I'll probably get both.

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #4260111 - 12/20/10 09:57 AM

Quote:

I subscribed when it first came out and it was a great magazine for it's articles on the latest astro-gear. However, I recently let my subscription lapse as a large percentage of the articles turned to gear and techniques for astro-imagers. Too bad! It's still a great magazine for astrophotography, but that just doesn't interest me.




I don't find this to be the case at all. I think Gary has a nice mix of visual/imaging. And he's now throwing some ATM oriented material into the mix.

ATT is a treat to read, and I don't just say that because I sometimes contribute to it. Gary has something unique, the production values are very good and...welll...LONG MAY IT WAVE!


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: rmollise]
      #4263903 - 12/21/10 11:09 PM

I’ve subscribed since about the 3rd issue, and have purchased all of the issues I missed. I’ve also downloaded many of the pdf versions. It provides good coverage of its area of interest: equipment. I certainly intend to keep subscribing.

I concur with all of the positive comments on ATT, but I do have one beef: the review of the Explore Scientific 127mm ED ended up denting my wallet when I bought one based on that review (and others)!

Roughly half of the new equipment material is not really a “review”, but rather more a descriptive product announcement. Of course that’s valuable too. One has to remember when reading the articles that the author is sometimes a new owner of the equipment, or in some cases, has a “relationship” (friend, long-time customer, etc) with the manufacturer, or *is* the seller of the equipment, or is otherwise known to be a “proponent” of the brand or type of equipment. With that understood, the information provided is generally of great value.


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: George N]
      #5788555 - 04/09/13 03:47 PM

So, who besides me is having problems with ATT? Are they still in business? I subscribed for digital and paperback issues. Two months go by with nothing coming in the mail. I email them and they say is would have started with the next issue. Another three months go by, still nothing.... Anyone else see that as poor business, maybe out of business?

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Steven Aggas]
      #5788693 - 04/09/13 04:53 PM

They aren't out of business, as I received the March-April issue in the mail yesterday. Might be time to send them another e-mail.

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      #5789247 - 04/09/13 10:13 PM

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So, who besides me is having problems with ATT? Are they still in business? I subscribed for digital and paperback issues. Two months go by with nothing coming in the mail. I email them and they say is would have started with the next issue. Another three months go by, still nothing.... Anyone else see that as poor business, maybe out of business?




Nope. They are most assuredly not out of business, and the issues have been rolling in like clockwork. Not sure what your problem is...have you contacted Gary for help?


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: rmollise]
      #5790037 - 04/10/13 11:10 AM

Yes, there were emails to Gary, Stuart, and a Christy....

They published the construction of the 36" article they asked for/I wrote. They seemed interested/requested my sending the 36" mirror cooling/modeling article, which I did and was in the process of getting into the magazine. Even sent another article to them about astronomy in Low Earth Orbit with details of the antenna tracker I built for tracking satellites, specifically for ISS which has Ham Radio operators on board to talk to, and after that never heard anything back. During all of that there were requests about the subscription due to not seeing, ever, a bi-monthly magazine arrive....

Anyway, glad I could help 'em with interesting articles to boost sales and a donation to boot.


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Steven Aggas]
      #5790444 - 04/10/13 02:16 PM

Hi Steve,

This comes as a surprise (and a bit of a shock) to me. I'm sorry if we've fumbled your subscription and have been assured that the crew is working to correct the problem, whatever its source. Meanwhile, I thought we had shipped you a number of copies of the issue that featured your big Dob. Is that not the case? Did you not receive those? In fact, another shipment is being prepared to you of the most recent issue that features your cooling system.

Meanwhile, thanks again for the excellent articles?


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: gparkerson]
      #5790685 - 04/10/13 04:42 PM

Hi Gary, thanks! I look forward to receiving the magazine issues as they come out.

Yes, eventually Christy did mention that my subscription didn't come in time for the Nov-Dec 36" article magazine to be the first of the subscription, though it was just shipping out and my friends were getting them when I signed up. Some time later I emailed her again about the subscription, since I saw the notification that the following Jan-Feb issue .pdf was ready, and then I asked again for a copy of scope magazine, so even if it wasn't in my subscription I'd see my scope in print. I did then receive copies! But then I never saw anything from the subscription, so I gave up. But at least I saw my scope in print. So I sent the third article to you just in case there were any hard feelings for any reason. I didn't think there should be but one never knows. But I never heard back on that one, so I wasn't sure what was going on.

I hope the articles were interesting, for you and the readers. They are all challenging in construction too. The remote desktop controlled spectrograph project, that we spoke of, is still plugging along. When it's done it too should make for an interesting read.

Thanks again
Steven


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Steven Aggas]
      #5843152 - 05/06/13 09:36 AM

Maybe convert to the digital edition at half the paper edition price. Either way you get access to all editions online.

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      #5847738 - 05/08/13 01:07 PM

I could, Al, but an article I wrote on a mirror cooling construction project was in this latest edition and it's always nice to have it in a hardcopy when you show family and friends.... Gary says he's working on getting my subscription straightened out and some extra copies of the issue with my cooling article but nothing's arrived at my door yet.

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Steven Aggas]
      #5862239 - 05/15/13 01:37 PM

So I might as well ask while the issue with my article is still somewhat current but most likely set off to the side. Who wants to se[nd] their March/April ATT issue to me [for no remuneration]? I don't have a hardcopy yet.

Thanks, Steven

[edited per TOS since it's not in the SS section]

Edited by Steven Aggas (05/15/13 06:23 PM)


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Steven Aggas]
      #5862397 - 05/15/13 02:48 PM

Steve - I have a hard copy that you can have; you can pick it up in Scottsdale, if you are out this way, or I can mail it to you.
Funny thing is that about two-three years ago I had missing issues and did not re-subscribe, Gary asked me why no subscription renewal and I told him about the missing issues. He has been sending me issues since then with them labeled "Your subscription has Expired" and I've got every issue-no missing ones.


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      #5862573 - 05/15/13 04:30 PM

Thanks Bob, I appreciate it.... I signed up in November and not one issue, they are all missing (except for the copies of extras sent to me with my article on the 36"), but as for the subscription itself; zippo.

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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: Scopyfrank]
      #5867913 - 05/17/13 06:46 PM

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Sounds like it could be dangerous to one's fiscal health. /Ira




It is--because we are all sick!




Any doc in here to cure chronic DSOmania, Dobsonitis, refractoritis, severe eyepiecoid-collectionitis syndrom or morbid GOTOphobia?




I also suffer from severe eyepiecoid-collectionitis, Dobsonitis, and Binochritis.


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Re: Astronomy Technology Today new [Re: bob71741]
      #5877927 - 05/22/13 12:23 PM

Thanks Bob, I received the one copy you sent me. I appreciate it.

Best,
Steven


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