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asaint
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Deep Sky Objects
      #2128524 - 01/18/08 08:08 AM

Deep Sky Objects

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Mr. Bill
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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: asaint]
      #2128810 - 01/18/08 11:32 AM

Frankly, I have scads of lists...what would interest me much more would be Levy's memoirs similiar to Starlight Nights by Leslie Peltier (which incidently, David Levy wrote a foreward to.)

I guess we'll have to wait a few years.......


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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #2129493 - 01/18/08 04:24 PM

While I enjoyed reading the book, it was somewhat irregular in its organization. It really needed a clearer theme to pull it all together. It's still well worth reading, however, with a feel at times as if David Levy was just talking to you about his various observations.

Nice review, Justin.


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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: desertstars]
      #2132738 - 01/20/08 02:56 AM

Nice review Justin!

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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2134691 - 01/20/08 10:28 PM

Thanks! This book got me pretty psyched up about observing deep sky objects in a different way than I had in the past. I also enjoy David Levy's podcast "Lets Talk Stars". That got me motivated when I took a hiatus from astronomy for a while.

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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: nitrohepcat]
      #2143321 - 01/24/08 07:47 PM

I'm surprised this reviewer didn't catch the errors in a number of the photo captions, some of which I documented in the "Stellar Media" forum. This certainly detracts from the veracity of the book.

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Re: Deep Sky Objects new [Re: David A Rodger]
      #2156501 - 01/30/08 05:51 PM

Good catches David,
I noticed a few of these errors you discussed, but forgot to include them. Shown below is a link to the thread of your discussion:
Levy's Deep Sky Objects errors thread
Thanks for your advice and comments regarding this book.


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