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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5660807 - 02/03/13 10:03 PM

Tea's great, too, but you have to drink twice as much to get the same amount of caffeine as in a coffee.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5662365 - 02/04/13 07:42 PM

True dat!!....what about Coke????

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5662807 - 02/05/13 01:17 AM

Illegal!

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5662976 - 02/05/13 07:12 AM

Not that kind of Coke!


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5664351 - 02/05/13 09:31 PM

Noooo....the OTHER kind!!!

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5664353 - 02/05/13 09:34 PM

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True dat!!....what about Coke????




....ok, ok.....I mean...PEPSI!!!!!!


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5665048 - 02/06/13 11:37 AM

I am always interested in new lunar atlases and for $29.95, this looks really nice. But no farside coverage? The Lunar Orbiters took loads of pics of the farside as well as more recent and better photo images by far more advanced spacecraft..

Will still buy this book.

And this puts the topic on track again.


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: ed_turco]
      #5665807 - 02/06/13 06:32 PM



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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5666685 - 02/07/13 09:20 AM

I ordered this atlas a few weeks ago and am anticipating its arrival. I'm curious to know from those who have it how the Charles Wood's Lunar 100 is treated in this? Is there a separate index/appendix for the Lunar 100 or are there plenty of references for the 100 list? I've just started to observe the L100 after many years of treating the moon as something to avoid and am looking forward to start some serious observing/imaging of this beautiful object.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Tom Laskowski]
      #5666989 - 02/07/13 12:16 PM

Objects from the L100 that are on each chart are identified; so they're all shown somewhere in the book. But, there's no L100 list (gotta buy that separate!)

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5669672 - 02/08/13 07:45 PM

I ordered a copy Saturday evening Feb. 2 and was pleased to find it in my mailbox today Feb. 8. It is a very nice atlas, and I am already thinking about ordering a second one for outdoor use at the eyepiece.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Ain Soph Aur]
      #5671631 - 02/10/13 12:04 AM

I have a question regarding size of maps. I am using a library copy of Rukl's, but the ~5x7" sections are kinda small for my beginning in-feild use. I realize the 21st Century atlas divides the moon into 25 sections, whereas my Rukl presents 76 parts, necessitating less magnified detail in the 21st. But how big are the map sections on page in your 21st? Bigger than ~5x7"? The pages as I understand are 8.5x11" - how much is used for map?

Also, same question for the Cambridge atlas, if someone has a second...

Thanks


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: refasali]
      #5671759 - 02/10/13 02:57 AM

The 21st Century charts are 6.5" x 8"; but the scale is smaller than the Rukl atlas.
If you're a beginner, the best thing you could do is to get the S&T/Rukl field map, which has four foldable quadrants. That is bar-none the best value in a lunar map today, and the one I would keep over all others if I had to choose.


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5671990 - 02/10/13 09:04 AM

I am considering getting the map. But I'd also like a text.

Thanks Rick- I'll add that I'm midway through the Astronomical League's Lunar I & II programs. Doing'em simultaneously and hoping to find a detailed atlas to use outside. I've been using Rukls, but the sections have been cut a bit small for me at this time in my observing. I'm looking into the Cambridge atlas and it seems a good fit between the 21st and Rukl. Not as many sections as Rukl but more than the 21st.. Any thoughts?


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: refasali]
      #6214151 - 11/24/13 09:56 PM

Is this atlas currently available?

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: davidpitre]
      #6214306 - 11/25/13 12:09 AM

As it is no longer available through the publisher (West Virginia University Press), apparently it is sold out. Perhaps there will be a re-print...

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: photonovore]
      #6214606 - 11/25/13 08:41 AM

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As it is no longer available through the publisher (West Virginia University Press), apparently it is sold out. Perhaps there will be a re-print...





They are definitely NOT shipping! I placed an order and they called me for my CC number. Said it would ship the following day. That was weeks ago (see my thread in 'Stellar Media". Subsequent calls reveals they have no idea when it will be available. So far they haven't billed my CC.


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: mich_al]
      #6214988 - 11/25/13 12:11 PM

Ah, he who hesitates...

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #6215175 - 11/25/13 01:44 PM

We need a Uranometria of the moon . One day ... One day...

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6215413 - 11/25/13 03:19 PM

We have a couple: Rukl & the Lunar Orbiter atlas (LOPAM).
Hopefully, an LRO atlas too, before too long.


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