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cpr1
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Anyone get new books for Christmas?
      #5595213 - 12/29/12 10:04 PM

My 18 year old daughter got me a new Astronomy book for Christmas.

UNIVERSE The Definitive visual guide. DK books Smithsonian.

At first I thought it would be a pictorial Hubble book, but it is very informative with coverage from planets to star types to galaxy types. Very informative read much like the Tv series How the UNiverse works with Mike Rowe narrator.
Excellent pics from many scopes not just the space telescopes.

My girl has kind of made a habit of getting me astro books for gifts lately and I am not complaining.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: cpr1]
      #5595794 - 12/30/12 10:04 AM

I love Astro books...anytime!! My most recent addition, is the Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas!!It is totally awesome!....and has gotten plenty of write-ups here in Cloudy Nights forums!!!! I also highly recommend the "Backyard Astronomer's Guide", by Dickinson & Dyer....another Astronomical GEM!!!

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: RobertED]
      #5595795 - 12/30/12 10:05 AM

Uhhh, did I also mention...."NIGHTWATCH"??? This is also by Terrance Dickinson.....awesome book for beginners as well!!

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: cpr1]
      #5598222 - 12/31/12 03:42 PM

My wife gave me the latest edition of Peter Birrens "Objects in the Heavens".

And I ordered the "Great Atlas" for myself, but that one is still in the mail.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5598316 - 12/31/12 04:30 PM

I bought a great copy of Wilkins & Moore's "The Moon" (1955) from a fellow CN'er as a present for myself; does that count?

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5598447 - 12/31/12 05:45 PM

I agree Backyard Astronomer's Guide is great. Also Sue French's Deep-Sky Wonders.

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: cpr1]
      #5598522 - 12/31/12 06:31 PM

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover
The Practical Astronomer, 2010 Softcover


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5598538 - 12/31/12 06:36 PM

Quote:

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover
The Practical Astronomer, 2010 Softcover





The Messier Album...an awesome book in my collection!!!!


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: RobertED]
      #5598545 - 12/31/12 06:42 PM

Hi Robert - I would have to agree with you I think I paid maybe $10 for an absolutely unused mint condition addition with dust jacket! Come to think of it I need to get a copy of the Cambridge Double Star Atlas and that would be a good place to look,g ..... Thanks and Happy New Year... Tony

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5599243 - 01/01/13 09:17 AM

Quote:

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover





Congrats on finding a copy, its everything a great book should be, and the personal checklist/entry log makes it perfect.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5599313 - 01/01/13 10:23 AM

1. Telescope Optics
2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5599334 - 01/01/13 10:35 AM

I just got Mike Inglis's book "Observer's Guide To Stellar Evolution".

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5599449 - 01/01/13 11:57 AM

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2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors




Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5599456 - 01/01/13 12:03 PM

depending how you bracket the holiday season...

21stCentury Atlas of the Moon by Collins and Wood (new)
The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies by Kanipe and Webb (new)
Solar Activity by Tandberg-Hanssen (used)
Active Galactic Nuclei by (editors) Hazard and Mitton (used)
Great Atlas of the Sky (new)


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5599532 - 01/01/13 12:39 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Picked these up right before Christmas from one of my favorite bookstores, Half Price Books...

The Messier Album, 1978 Hardcover





Congrats on finding a copy, its everything a great book should be, and the personal checklist/entry log makes it perfect.




Thanks! I have enjoyed reading it and I also thought the checklist was cool Tony


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5599674 - 01/01/13 01:57 PM

Quote:

Quote:

2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors




Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric




Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me, but...
This is a first-rate book IMO. Photos of a lot of DSOs done by Veherenberg, all at the same scale for comparison purposes. A lot of supplementary photos and info, as well, plus a long commentary by the author. It's a big hardcover with ultra-high quality glossy paper. A really wonderful book, and well worth having. Too bad it's out of print.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5599876 - 01/01/13 03:56 PM



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Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me




No apology needed Rick. I value your input on any kind of book review. Just wish that I had purchased this 20 years ago.

Eric


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5599987 - 01/01/13 05:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

2. Atlas of deep-Sky Splendors




Did you get this used off of Amazon or similar? What are your impressions? Been curious for a long time. Thanks

Eric




Forgive my offering a response to a question not directed to me, but...
This is a first-rate book IMO. Photos of a lot of DSOs done by Veherenberg, all at the same scale for comparison purposes. A lot of supplementary photos and info, as well, plus a long commentary by the author. It's a big hardcover with ultra-high quality glossy paper. A really wonderful book, and well worth having. Too bad it's out of print.




I used to own this book and must have given it away some years ago. Looking now there are two editions, 1978 by Sky Publishing and 1984 by Cambridge University Press.

Any comments on which is better?

Thanks


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5600015 - 01/01/13 05:34 PM

I don't know. Mine is by Sky Pub, Cambridge U. Press, *and* Treugesell-Verlag, copyright 1983, second printing 1988. No mention of 1978 or 1984. Are you looking at the right one? By Hans Vehrenberg?

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5600022 - 01/01/13 05:39 PM

Yeah Rick, see here

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