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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5589058 - 12/25/12 11:34 PM

A copy of this atlas came to me as a holiday gift, today. I haven't had the chance to really look it over, but what I've seen is damned impressive!

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5610842 - 01/07/13 08:13 PM

There's a thread about this in the Stellar Media forum too. Let me duplicate one little part: Don't order this atlas online. Everything I ever got shipped by Cambridge came damaged and had to be sent back for replacement; this was no exception. Someone posted a good idea - buy it from Barnes & Nobel (or some other bookstore) so you can inspect it before paying for it.

Other than the damage, though, it's a beautiful book!


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5615226 - 01/10/13 10:46 AM

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Guys!!...this is AWESOME!! It's a 3-D image of the Apollo 17 CSM pulling away from the LM over the Apollo 17 landing site!!....get your Red/Blue 3-D glasses....


http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/AS17PV147-22466-67HR.jpg



btw - The red/green glasses from "3-D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies" by Monkhouse and Cox work just fine. The new 3-D glasses from the theaters won't help at all.


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Photobud]
      #5616075 - 01/10/13 07:10 PM

Get copies of Jim Bell's "Moon 3-D" and "Mars 3-D", both in 2-color 3D and both having 3D glasses built in to the front cover.

In the documentary "Shadow of the Moon", there's a clip where John Young of Apollo 16 jumps up and salutes twice, while Charlie Duke takes a picture each time. The Moon book has the 3D picture of Young saluting, apparently hanging about 3 feet off the ground, that was made out of those two shots. Too cool.

Both books a lot of fun! But, why did I bring it up...?
Oh yeah - the above picture isn't in the book. But lots more are!


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5619014 - 01/12/13 12:51 PM

Back to the atlas...

I got the damage issue resolved, and I've been spending a bit of time going through this book by itself, plus as a reference to use when reading something else. The more I use it, the better I like it. At first, my take on it was "lots of great pictures, but not a lot of useful notes". But, I find more and more that the notes are useful; and when I want a hard-to-find angle on some object, I quite often find it here.

In some ways, it's set up like the Hatfield atlas, except there's no reference map anywhere other than the general one on the inside book covers. An object or area is shown in as many different lighting situations as possible. It's not a comprehensive atlas, but it definitely fills a niche.

Initially, when I was going to send it back for replacement, I was wondering if I really wanted it after all, and maybe I should just get a refund. But it has grown on me quickly. I'm getting used to the slightly overprocessed images (about half of them), and am really starting to appreciate how well-planned and executed it is.


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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5619840 - 01/12/13 09:30 PM

I'm having a similar experience. The more familiar with this atlas I become, the better I like it. This is going to make a great suppliment to Rukl's and The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon.

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5624633 - 01/15/13 03:21 PM

How does this compare to the "21st Century Atlas of the Moon"?

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Re: The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Photobud]
      #5627129 - 01/16/13 10:15 PM

Haven't seen that one, so can't compare the two... yet.

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