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davidpitre
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The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies cheap
      #5394919 - 08/30/12 01:19 PM

There is a set of both volumes of The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies on CN. $150. Crazy cheap, but the seller has no history. For those who have not seen it, it is a monumental work.

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mikholland
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Re: The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies cheap new [Re: davidpitre]
      #5394977 - 08/30/12 01:56 PM

I was fortunate enough to acquire a set last year and can attest this is a fantastic work. Be advised that they are huge (13 X 17 "), heavy (20-30 lbs combined) however the data inside is something to behold. To me it was a " I've got to own this" kind of purchase to sit back and enjoy on cloudy nights. For that price.............

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edwincjones
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Re: The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies cheap new [Re: mikholland]
      #5658690 - 02/02/13 06:28 PM

I impulsively got the book set-all I can say other than above is WOW

edj


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edwincjones
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Re: The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5660602 - 02/03/13 07:19 PM

Quote:

I impulsively got the book set-all I can say other than above is WOW

edj





WOW, WOW, WOW

spent a couple of hours skimming the words,
looking at the images,
half way through Vol 1,
thinking how much information is in my hands
an amazing find

edj


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turtle86
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Re: The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5660958 - 02/04/13 12:05 AM

This is one of my favorite atlases; the galaxy images are exquisite. It is a shame that it's out of print now. I doubt whether a work like this will ever be published again.

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edwincjones
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Re: The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies new [Re: turtle86]
      #5661171 - 02/04/13 06:29 AM

it reminds me of
Burnham's Celestial Handbook
or Edward Curtis' photographs

edj


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