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RobertED
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: la200o]
      #5598524 - 12/31/12 06:32 PM

Rec'd mine today (12/31/12).....considerably more than two or three days since I ordered it!...(more like 29 days )... But it is an awesome book!!!

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: la200o]
      #5598673 - 12/31/12 08:07 PM

Will these be available on Amazon? I just got a gift certificate.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5598734 - 12/31/12 08:54 PM

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Will these be available on Amazon? I just got a gift certificate.





no-according to his web site
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5602195 - 01/02/13 11:53 PM

Got mine in the mail today! This is well worth the cost.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon [Re: tecmage]
      #5604897 - 01/04/13 02:17 PM

Is it primarily based on LRO photos? Or something older?
How is the scale, compared to something like the Rukl atlas?
Is there token coverage of the farside?
Are the charts rectified (no foreshortening)?
Is there a lot of discussion on the origins of various features, or is it primarily an observer's atlas? Chuck Wood has a way of mingling all of it together - did he go one way or the other on this?


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5618007 - 01/11/13 08:57 PM

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Is it primarily based on LRO photos? Or something older?



Primarily based on LRO. Very nice, highly detailed images and explanations of Lunar geography.

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How is the scale, compared to something like the Rukl atlas?
Is there token coverage of the farside?



The dark side was shown in four quadrant maps.
The scale is good, but my frame of reference is Legault's New Atlas of the Moon.

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Are the charts rectified (no foreshortening)?
Is there a lot of discussion on the origins of various features, or is it primarily an observer's atlas? Chuck Wood has a way of mingling all of it together - did he go one way or the other on this?



Yes, Chuck had a lot to say about the origins of Lunar geography. I would have responded sooner, but I was enjoying reading the descriptions of the different types of craters, rilles and mountains. Very interesting stuff!!!!


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: tecmage]
      #5618196 - 01/11/13 11:07 PM

Received mine on Jan. 7th after it shouldered it's way through Customs and Holiday mail to Canada. It's very well worth the price and I love the way its organized to follow the phase illumination with chart highlights described clearly and to the point.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5618246 - 01/11/13 11:53 PM

I'm still waiting for mine. But then, I only ordered it 38 days ago!

Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5618329 - 01/12/13 12:50 AM

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I'm still waiting for mine. But then, I only ordered it 38 days ago!

Mike




Hmm. I ordered mine last Friday; I guess I won't be seeing it any time soon.


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Sarkikos
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5618355 - 01/12/13 01:09 AM

I remember 40 years ago 4-6 weeks was the normal delivery time for anything ordered through the mail.

Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5618908 - 01/12/13 11:47 AM

It still is when you're waiting for a refund on something.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5619694 - 01/12/13 07:22 PM

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Quote:

I'm still waiting for mine. But then, I only ordered it 38 days ago!

Mike




Hmm. I ordered mine last Friday; I guess I won't be seeing it any time soon.




It took 29 days for mine!!!....


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: RobertED]
      #5619833 - 01/12/13 09:27 PM

I wonder if it's print-on-demand. That might slow things down a bit.

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edl
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: desertstars]
      #5623388 - 01/14/13 08:41 PM

Ordered mine several weeks ago, but it only arrived today. Postage indicated that it was shipped on January 7th, so can't complain given that I'm in Canada.

Besides being a lovely piece of work, the spiral bound atlas is really well put together. Our postal person stuffed it rather poorly in our mail box and I was sure the atlas would be bent and creased. Luckily no damage, and it bounced back perfectly.

Best,
Ed L.


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: edl]
      #5624636 - 01/15/13 03:22 PM

How does this compare to the "The Cambridge Photographic Moon"?

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Photobud]
      #5624791 - 01/15/13 04:51 PM

I wouldn't know. I haven't received it yet. 42 days since I ordered and I don't have mine.

Who has waited the longest and still hasn't gotten theirs?

Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5624804 - 01/15/13 05:00 PM

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I wouldn't know. I haven't received it yet. 42 days since I ordered and I don't have mine.

Who has waited the longest and still hasn't gotten theirs?

Mike





Date of order placement (with same day payment through PayPal): November 26, 2012.

Still waiting on the Atlas...

Stephan


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Sarkikos
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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5624822 - 01/15/13 05:10 PM

So far you win the prize, Stephan.


Mike


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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5625126 - 01/15/13 08:25 PM

Email him and ask about it. He made a boo boo with my shipment and discovered it after my email. He joked that it seems easier to write a book than to ship it out in a timely manner.

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Re: 21st Century Atlas of the Moon new [Re: Photobud]
      #5625196 - 01/15/13 09:01 PM

Quote:

How does this compare to the "The Cambridge Photographic Moon"?


It's different, although both are high quality. So far I think the "21st Century Atlas of the Moon" more realistically captures the view through a high quality scope than pretty well any other atlas I've owned. It's also more suitable to have at the eyepiece (spiral bound, smaller), although Cambridge covers more lunar features in greater detail.
Personally I think the two books compliment each other to quite a large degree.

Best,
Ed L.


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