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Stellarfire
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New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new
      #5645416 - 01/27/13 03:26 AM

Good times for all moon atlas lovers, another great moon atlas is coming: The German astro books publisher Oculum is publishing the Reiseatlas Mond.

The Reiseatlas Mond is - like the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon - based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images and illustrates the near side of the moon in very high resolution.
It has 88 spiral-bound pages in format 300x210mm. The laminated pages make it perfectly suited for outdoor use in dewy nights. It is, as always at Oculum, economically priced at EUR 29,90 = USD 40,25.

Here a Sample Page (map chart 23).

Atlas publishing date is March 2013. Orders can already be placed on Oculum's webpage, no pre-payment necessary.

I do not doubt that this will be another top-seller from Oculum. After having purchased several publications from Oculum, I can confirm that their products are of very good printing quality at an excellent benefit-cost ratio, so I highly recommend their new Reiseatlas Mond as outdoor companion to any moon observer.

Stephan


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5645511 - 01/27/13 05:35 AM

Stephan,

Thanks for mention. It sure looks good. Also nice it can stand against water/dew. 30 euro is a very sharp price!

One question, do you understand why it is called Reiseatlas (=travel atlas)?


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Stellarfire
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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Traveler]
      #5645531 - 01/27/13 06:40 AM

Quote:

Stephan,

One question, do you understand why it is called Reiseatlas (=travel atlas)?




Hi Traveler,

I think Oculum deliberately named it similar as their outstanding Deep Sky Reiseatlas (one of the very best compact-sized deep sky atlases available on the market today).
The new Reiseatlas Mond will be the perfect outdoor addition to the Deep Sky Reiseatlas, since both have a flat-lying spiral binding and dew-proof laminated pages.

Stephan


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5645554 - 01/27/13 07:18 AM

Thanks Stephan.

I am browsing their "verlagsprogramm" and see several interesting works... it seems that you pointed me to a new booksource.

Funny, i dídn't see these books in my country (which is the little neighbour west of Germany and where we learn to speak/ write German at school).

Again: thanks.


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GeneT
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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5646373 - 01/27/13 04:28 PM

Looks like one I would be interested in buying.

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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5647123 - 01/27/13 10:50 PM

Looks incredible.

Thanks for the tip!

- Jim


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5653388 - 01/30/13 10:55 PM

Very nice lunar atlas with great attention to detail, judging by the sample. And I thought I'd never buy another Moon atlas! Guess I'll have to brush up on my German.

Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653401 - 01/30/13 11:06 PM

I wonder why when I put one copy of the atlas in my cart at the website, "2" is displayed for Quantity instead of "1"? When I try to modify the Quantity to "1", the total price with shipping of 63.10 Euros does not change. This doesn't make sense to me.

Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653526 - 01/31/13 02:00 AM

Hi Mike, in my browser, the default quantity value is 1 and i can modify when i want.It seems there is something with your browser. Perhaps you have to delete your temp files/cookies?

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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653530 - 01/31/13 02:05 AM

Quote:

I wonder why when I put one copy of the atlas in my cart at the website, "2" is displayed for Quantity instead of "1"? When I try to modify the Quantity to "1", the total price with shipping of 63.10 Euros does not change. This doesn't make sense to me.

Mike





Hmmm... strange. I did not encounter such problems when placing my order through Oculum's website. Perhaps a browser problem? I would recommend to try another browser (IE9 or Google Chrome should be fine).

Stephan


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5653534 - 01/31/13 02:10 AM

Hi Mike, in my IE browser, the default quantity value is 1 and i can modify when i want.It seems there is something with your browser. Perhaps you have to delete your temp files/cookies?

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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Traveler]
      #5653540 - 01/31/13 02:21 AM

Sorry for the double response. Don't understand why.



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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum new [Re: Traveler]
      #5653701 - 01/31/13 06:58 AM

Traveler,

What is the price in Euros for one Reiseatlas Mond?

Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653705 - 01/31/13 07:01 AM

Also, how do I actually place the order? When I'm at the screen which displays the contents of my cart, and I can modify the quantity, how do I go on from there? I don't see any obvious "Continue" button.

Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653749 - 01/31/13 07:41 AM

Quote:

Also, how do I actually place the order? When I'm at the screen which displays the contents of my cart, and I can modify the quantity, how do I go on from there? I don't see any obvious "Continue" button.

Mike





Mike,

1.) From there ("Warenkorb" / basket), your next step is

2.) to click on "Bestellvorgang abschliessen" (complete the order).
This automatically opens

3.) "Bestellen" (order form) where you have to fill in your complete address, including e-mail.
Below on the same page, you see two boxes:
Click on "Ich habe die AGB gelesen und akzeptiert" (I did read the terms of service and accept them).
The second box ("Astronomy Newsletter") may be clicked, if you wish to receive news from Oculum. In other case ignore this box.

4.) To finish and placing the order, click then on "jetzt kaufen" (buying now).

You will get an confirmation e-mail.

German is so easy.


Stephan


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5653764 - 01/31/13 08:02 AM

Yes, German is easy, compared to Russian. I had both in college ... long, long ago.


Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653767 - 01/31/13 08:05 AM

We should have such astronomy field books in English!

Mike


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653778 - 01/31/13 08:12 AM

On the Bestellung page of the website, under Land, there is no listing for Vereinigte Staaten, nor does it allow me to enter any country besides the European countries listed. Not very user friendly.

They may have lost a customer.

Mike


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Stellarfire
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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5653881 - 01/31/13 09:18 AM

Quote:

On the Bestellung page of the website, under Land, there is no listing for Vereinigte Staaten, nor does it allow me to enter any country besides the European countries listed. Not very user friendly.

They may have lost a customer.

Mike





I just checked it. Yes, you are right, U.S.A. does not appear in the very limited country list of the drop down menue. I suggest to contact them by e-mail info@oculum.de for a quote.

Stephan


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Re: New "Reiseatlas Mond" from Oculum [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5654336 - 01/31/13 01:33 PM

I suppose that Oculum is not really interested in doing business beyond the EU? Too bad... I can do without the Reiseatlas Mond.

Mike


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