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pbealo
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Hipparcos catalog availability
      #5529677 - 11/20/12 09:40 AM

Does anyone know of complete set of the Hipparcos catalog and atlas from ESA available anywhere?? I've checked "the usual suspects" (Amazon and Alibis) and find nothing but 1 or 2 volumes of the complete set.

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Starman1
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Re: Hipparcos catalog availability new [Re: pbealo]
      #5530486 - 11/20/12 03:49 PM

Here?
http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=HIPPARCOS
or here:
http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=HIPPARCOS&page=Overview

Simple downloads.

Edited by Starman1 (11/20/12 03:50 PM)


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pbealo
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Re: Hipparcos catalog availability new [Re: Starman1]
      #5530525 - 11/20/12 04:04 PM

Don, thanks but I'm looking for the books.

Peter B.


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Re: Hipparcos catalog availability new [Re: pbealo]
      #5531520 - 11/21/12 04:45 AM

They were available a little over a decade ago (the complete set less the MSA) for US$400+shipping from ESA - one printing only iirc. You'll probably have to look for used, check around a university's physics/sci library to see if they are unloading their print edition, or as Don linked, download the set and get them printed and bound.

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Re: Hipparcos catalog availability new [Re: Starman1]
      #5598097 - 12/31/12 02:37 PM

Quote:

Here?
http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=HIPPARCOS
or here:
http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=HIPPARCOS&page=Overview

Simple downloads.




Don, thank you for the links. I've downloaded all the available volumes (1-11) and put them on disc. God only knows why, the data doesn't look like anything I could particularly use right now, and I have the Celestia 2000 disk containing everything. But, you never know, and free is free.

Peter, unless you know exactly what you're getting, maybe you ought to think twice about plunking a bundle for the full set. It'll take up a *lot* of shelf space, and there it is, free for downloading (a disc doesn't take much space at all).

Of course, if you need a set, you need a set.


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