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S&T Topographic Moon Globe
      #5737202 - 03/16/13 08:38 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

This is one of my favorite globes! Just look at it -- I love how at a glance you can appreciate the varied depths and heights of the lunar features...you really ought to get one!
---Maya


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5737890 - 03/17/13 01:34 AM

I did!
The South Pole - Aitkin basin jumps right out at you, doesn't it?


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5738731 - 03/17/13 02:24 PM

Glad you got one too, Rick! Yep, it's incredible! This globe is my favorite. I hope one day there will be a Titan globe. Wasn't there a topo globe for Mars??? Maybe I'm wrong, but I've got the first version of the S&T Mars globe. A topo version would be interesting too.

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5739735 - 03/17/13 09:58 PM

There was a topo Mars globe for several years. Finally they cleared them out for $59. I brain-farted and didn't get one, and I'm still kicking myself!

Rumor has it there will be a Mercury globe in the not too distant future, too. Hopefully, a topo version too, to go with it.
A Titan globe would be awesome, and, needless to say, would suck still more pazoozas out of my rapidly thinning wallet.

And, have you checked out the Venus globe?


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5740716 - 03/18/13 01:28 PM

$59 was sure a great deal on those topo Mars globes! Geez, I wish I had been on the ball and noticed that before they disappeared.

I'm very interested in the new Mercury globes to be produced...and that Venus globe is calling to me too.
I think I'm going to need to figure out some better way to display these, I'm running out of room!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5741246 - 03/18/13 05:41 PM

The topo Mars view is *extremely* useful when you study the planet. At the time, I was only interested in what I could see; but things developed and the globe would now be invaluable.
But: S&T has the Mars Topo map on sale for $10 (or did, a few weeks ago), and that's a decent second choice. It's a great map, and quite large. If you're interested, you might think about snagging one before they disappear, too.

I hear you about space for globes. I need to do some serious shuffling of stuff to come up with some room!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5741406 - 03/18/13 06:49 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the S&T topo Mars map, I'll look into that as I'm appreciating the topo version of this moon globe a great deal. It helps to study features with more of a 3-D visualization than just the photos provide and written measurements, as good as they are, in atlases.

I've got 3 globes in the observatory right now and the topo moon in the house where I'm really enjoying it a lot. I kind of wish there were versions of these globes at 2/3 scale also(then I'd want some of Jupiter's moons too!) and some way to hang them from the ceiling but also able to quickly take each down for close study at times...

I've got it -- I need to live in a planetarium.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5741606 - 03/18/13 08:10 PM

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(then I'd want some of Jupiter's moons too!)




Ahh, jeez, now I want those too!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5741990 - 03/18/13 10:49 PM

They would make an amazing and useful collection!

Well, I found and ordered the Mars topo map over at S&T....and got to looking at the Venus globe again....ah well, I couldn't resist it anymore and ordered it too. Hope it arrives in good condition!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5742193 - 03/19/13 02:19 AM

Is there a 12-step program for people like us?

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5742340 - 03/19/13 06:47 AM

Sorry Rick, but alas theres only 9 planets...so you could design a nine step program.....but only if you really want too.

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: droid]
      #5743118 - 03/19/13 02:42 PM

Andy has a point (hey, but what about a Pluto globe??? Alas, it's been demoted off planet status ), and there's that pesky problem of having to want a cure...

Well, it's just not going happen here, my astro-addiction is ingrained from childhood! I don't want a cure!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: droid]
      #5743749 - 03/19/13 06:59 PM

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Sorry Rick, but alas theres only 9 planets...so you could design a nine step program.....but only if you really want too.




You're forgetting Ceres, Eris, and Makemake.

Back to 12!
(Oh no, a Ceres globe...)


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5743928 - 03/19/13 08:19 PM

Dear Sky & Telescope,

I have been very good this year, so I'm asking that you please create new planetary and moon globes.

Sincerely,
Crow Haven


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5744159 - 03/19/13 10:33 PM

I am an enabler. After you get your globes start collecting models of the satellites that visited them? Should keep you busy!

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5744308 - 03/20/13 01:15 AM

Then, action figures of the project scientists!

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: droid]
      #5744528 - 03/20/13 05:39 AM

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Sorry Rick, but alas theres only 9 planets




Maybe so, but there are many more planet-sized objects. What's wrong with Ganymede or Callisto? Io could keep you happy forever, since its surface is constantly changing.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5745401 - 03/20/13 03:30 PM

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I am an enabler. After you get your globes start collecting models of the satellites that visited them? Should keep you busy!

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Clear skies - Jim





Cool!! Enable away! I'd probably have to construct my own model versions, but that could be fun too.

Quote:

Then, action figures of the project scientists!

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- Rick





Well, why not!? Collect them all!

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What's wrong with Ganymede or Callisto? Io could keep you happy forever, since its surface is constantly changing.

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Tony Flanders




Ooooo Io! Wow, that would be an incredible globe for a collection! My wish list is growing...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5745450 - 03/20/13 03:45 PM

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Quote:

Io could keep you happy forever, since its surface is constantly changing.




Ooooo Io! Wow, that would be an incredible globe for a collection!




For total verisimilitude, this globe will scald you if you try to pick it up. And it will smell like rotten eggs.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5745487 - 03/20/13 03:56 PM

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For total verisimilitude, this globe will scald you if you try to pick it up. And it will smell like rotten eggs.






Perfect! Does it come with a clothespin? This shouldn't be too much of a problem using the proper handling tools with the observatory roof rolled back...and might provide vermin-repelling properties to boot!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: droid]
      #5745499 - 03/20/13 04:00 PM

Quote:

Sorry Rick, but alas theres only 9 planets...so you could design a nine step program.....but only if you really want too.




Actually, there are only 8


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5745627 - 03/20/13 04:55 PM

I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5745642 - 03/20/13 04:59 PM

Time to go globe-shopping!

Pluto's sad fate is entertainingly related in a book entitled, "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming" by Eris discoverer/astronomer Mike Brown. Grab a copy!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5746173 - 03/20/13 08:26 PM

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I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing




If you buy one, you'll be supporting the global economy.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5746836 - 03/21/13 02:55 AM

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I just received an email that they all just went on sale 15% off ?! That is what I call timing




Figures!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5746844 - 03/21/13 02:57 AM

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Quote:

For total verisimilitude, this globe will scald you if you try to pick it up. And it will smell like rotten eggs.






Perfect! Does it come with a clothespin? This shouldn't be too much of a problem using the proper handling tools with the observatory roof rolled back...and might provide vermin-repelling properties to boot!




It repels most of them, but it attracts one big one with a fin...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5747948 - 03/21/13 04:13 PM

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It repels most of them, but it attracts one big one with a fin...




A fin?! Land shark!!?

Now I was thinking about the Mars globes Lowell made from his observations last night...it would be really cool to have a copy of one of those or a series of them leading up to the current modern S&T globe. I wonder how hard it would be to make one...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5779437 - 04/05/13 11:31 AM

BTW, for globe fans, we are releasing an updated version of our previously discontinued Topographical Mars Globe, coming in a month or two.

I love working on these globes...


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5779622 - 04/05/13 01:16 PM

YES!! YES!!!!

(Did all my whining influence this at all?)


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5779702 - 04/05/13 02:06 PM

Terrrrrrific!!!! WOW! That's a dream come true, Sean. I just received my Venus globe yesterday along with the topo Mars map, which is really great, but was just wishing again that I had not missed out on the topo Mars globe before --- and now this great news!!!!! Thank you, thank you! I will certainly be buying the topo Mars globe when it's available. I also ordered the more recent regular Mars globe to have in the house. These globes just make study of the geologies so fun. I spent yesterday evening reading the Venus globe booklet and studying the globe...the terrain is so amazing!
---Maya


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5779972 - 04/05/13 03:53 PM

Thanks guys. Rick, we were already working on it then, but I only just now got the OK to spread the word.

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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: swalker]
      #5781999 - 04/06/13 02:39 PM

Well, you guys absolutely megaregolith!
Can you give us a hint if there's a topo Mercury globe being considered? Or a Titan globe?
Gah!! We need globes! You could even make 6" or 8" editions for satellites.

I'm going to have to set up a globe fund, and get a whole new bookcase for globes. I have 7 or 8 scattered around my library.


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5782007 - 04/06/13 02:42 PM

Sean, wait - I have a question about globes.

If you remove the metal buttons at the poles, will the globe fall apart? I was thinking about putting my Mars globe on one of those stands like terrestrial globes are on, so I could spin it; but I'm nervous about drilling out the metal plug.
Do you know, or could you ask someone? Thanks!


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5783696 - 04/07/13 12:28 PM

Hi Rick:

The button is just press-fit in place. You can pop it out pretty easily -- on mine it comes out just with fingernail pressure. And no, the globe won't fall apart if you do.

Gary


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Re: S&T Topographic Moon Globe new [Re: GaryS]
      #5784096 - 04/07/13 03:33 PM

Great to know! I have a constellation globe that rotates on a stand and may adapt a planetary globe for use with one also...

I agree with Rick, I hope there will be more globes in the future, I'm setting up my Globe Fund Jar right now!


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