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Carl Kolchak
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21st Century Atlas of the Moon
      #5535442 - 11/23/12 12:54 PM

Hi all

Has anyone heard about this new atlas from Charles Wood
and Maurice Collins? At first I looked the page over to make sure this wasn't an April fools joke.

Here is the information page at LPOD for the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon. I mean it has to be good right with Mr. Wood's insight on lunar formations, etc. And the price looks right too, $29.95. It says it will ship December 8, 2012.

Check out the page and see if you think the atlas covers the whole lunar nearside or is it just specialized areas and the nearside is not covered? (see contents page)

peace & clear skies


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simpleisbetter
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5535564 - 11/23/12 01:51 PM

It looks like it covers the entire nearside, but appears an awfully large area of coverage to each plate, meaning a small scale. I'm thinking I'll keep my original Rukl and my new Cambridge atlas and pass on this one.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5535871 - 11/23/12 05:08 PM

Looks interesting. At $ 29.95 interesting enough that I will buy a copy as soon as available.

Stephan


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Mare Nectaris
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5536637 - 11/24/12 04:28 AM

Just placed my order

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DavidNealMinnick
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5539556 - 11/25/12 10:44 PM

Looks like a fine addition to my astro-library. I will get this.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: DavidNealMinnick]
      #5551085 - 12/02/12 09:21 PM

Just ordered mine!!....I'll let ya' know!!!!

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Sarkikos
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5555437 - 12/05/12 10:35 AM

I'm putting this thread in my favorites.


Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5555446 - 12/05/12 10:41 AM

Richard,

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered my copy! I'm a sucker for a good lunar atlas. And Charles Wood is behind it? A no-brainer for us lunies. I like, too, that the atlas is spiral bound for easy use at the telescope.


Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5555450 - 12/05/12 10:43 AM

I received this message from LPOD:

"Thanks for ordering our Atlas! It will be mailed to you soon, hopefully reaching US addresses within a week after Dec 12."

Mike


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Carl Kolchak
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5557991 - 12/06/12 05:54 PM

Quote:

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered my copy! I'm a sucker for a good lunar atlas. And Charles Wood is behind it? A no-brainer for us lunies. I like, too, that the atlas is spiral bound for easy use at the telescope.






Hi Mike,

You're welcome. I'm glad you ordered one. You'll let us know how it stands up to scope side use.

Looks like this atlas came out Nov. 18, I wish I'd seen it before but life got in the way. I check LPOD every day except from Nov 18 - Oct 21 I was in the hospital recovering from a stroke. It will be awhile before I'm scope side but I'm working on it.

I think Mr. Wood's commentary on an atlas like this should be awesome. I remember reading his, The Modern Moon: A Personal View, along with the 2nd edition of Rukl's atlas was a great learning experience for me regarding the Moon. I highly recommend reading/using both at the same time on cloudy nights.

I look forward to some reviews when everyone starts to get this atlas.

peace & clear skies


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5558060 - 12/06/12 06:45 PM

Hi Richard,

Sorry to hear about your illness. I hope you're feeling better soon so you can get back out there to enjoy la Luna with the rest of us Lunatics!

I enjoyed reading Wood's The Modern Moon. I didn't think to read it while referring to Rukl's. That's the way to do it.

I will definitely take Wood's Atlas out for some Moon viewing ASAP and give a report here.

Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5577156 - 12/18/12 11:30 AM

Have not rec'd my copy as of today, 12/18/12......anyone????

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Sarkikos
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5577200 - 12/18/12 12:07 PM

Still waiting for mine, 12/18/12.

Mike


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Carl Kolchak
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5580791 - 12/20/12 02:25 PM

Today's LPOD, BACKGROUND, has info on a shipment of the atlas.

Chuck Wood said:

Quote:

Note: "The boxes of the 21st Century Lunar Atlas were delivered to my house on Wednesday - tomorrow they start being mailed out in the sequence that the 125 pre-orders were received."




peace & clear skies


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5581443 - 12/20/12 08:55 PM

Thanks so much for the 'heads-up" Carl!! You rock!

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5594681 - 12/29/12 04:16 PM

... they're on the way, as this LPOD on December 26, 2012 shows

Be well all!


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Sarkikos
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Mare Nectaris]
      #5594734 - 12/29/12 05:12 PM

Let us try to cultivate patience.


Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5598065 - 12/31/12 02:17 PM

I received mine today. It was postmarked on the 27th and sent via media mail rate (slower delivery?)

At first glance it is a very high quality printing, thick glossy pages should stand up well to a lot of use. Definitely worth the cost and wait!

Steve


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: sglamb]
      #5598070 - 12/31/12 02:22 PM

Quote:

I received mine today. It was postmarked on the 27th and sent via media mail rate (slower delivery?)

At first glance it is a very high quality printing, thick glossy pages should stand up well to a lot of use. Definitely worth the cost and wait!

Steve




Steve,
OMG, your sig! You have some amazing telescopes!


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la200o
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5598503 - 12/31/12 06:20 PM

Got mine today, two or three days after I ordered it.

Bill


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