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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5608047 - 01/06/13 10:45 AM

A little late for Christmas, but I have on order Steve O'Meara's Hershel 400, from my local book store.

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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5608313 - 01/06/13 12:57 PM

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I know there are mixed feelings on these but the price was good





Mixed feelings or not; they are classics, and deserve a place in every astronomy library!




Carol - Agreed! Tony


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5608547 - 01/06/13 02:38 PM

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A little late for Christmas, but I have on order Steve O'Meara's Hershel 400, from my local book store.




Carol - That's a nice one and it is one I'd like to get too. I stopped off from proctoring a test Saturday into HBP's. Love those bookstores. I picked up a brand new Cambridge Illustrated Dict of Astronomy, hard copy with dustcover. Only $3.49 plus tax Maybe I'll get lucky and get the Hershel 400 for a similar price ... probably not, g.... Good book and glad you got it... Tony


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Den Mama
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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5609192 - 01/06/13 08:33 PM

Great find, Tony!

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5613634 - 01/09/13 12:27 PM

There's "mixed feelings" about everything. There's those who are right and those who are wrong. Folks down on Burnham's are just plain wrong. IMHO, of course, but as the MIAITU my opinion also corresponds with the truth. That is, unless I disagree with Jon Isaacs, according to Jon. But, in my opinion, he wrong on that score.

BCH is indescribably fantabulous. You done good. Real good.

- Jim


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5614322 - 01/09/13 07:17 PM

Jim - That's just about the truth isn't it, g I think it is actually a good body of work that a lot of folks like to use and I'm grateful I've added to my collection Thanks sir.... Tony

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5614385 - 01/09/13 07:48 PM

BCH is one of those rare works where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's an entity; it has a soul.

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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5614422 - 01/09/13 08:03 PM

Eloquently spoken Rick... Thanks, Tony

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Traveler
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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5620218 - 01/13/13 06:22 AM

"The Grand design". Written by Hawking and Mlodinov. Click here for a wikipedia article.

It seems there is (also) a little bit of a discussion about the fact if Hawking really written this book.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Traveler]
      #5621847 - 01/13/13 10:33 PM

"Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky" by Roger N. Clark

Listed as a very good copy but looks new! Thanks to a savvy tip here.
I have a stack of wonderful books that are consequences of reading this forum.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: rookie]
      #5622693 - 01/14/13 01:30 PM

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"Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky" by Roger N. Clark

...rookie





Roger Clark has a very nice website.

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Rookie, you definitely are no rookie.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5624649 - 01/15/13 03:31 PM

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BCH is one of those rare works where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's an entity; it has a soul.



Loved this set. I visited his grave in the military cemetery on Point Loma, San Diego.


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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: Photobud]
      #5625220 - 01/15/13 09:22 PM

I just ordered Portable Newtonian Telescopes by Highe and Telescopes, Eyepieces, And Astrographs by Smith, Ceragioli, and Berry from Willman-Bell as a belated Christmas gift to myself. Thanks Rex, you da man!

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Re: Anyone get new books for Christmas? new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5625578 - 01/16/13 02:15 AM

They are on my list as well. Hope to read your impressions about these two.

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