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turtle86
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5932331 - 06/21/13 12:05 AM

I enjoy using SkySafari, but I also enjoy using both Uranometria and NSOG. Each has its own advantages (and disadvantages), so I'm really glad that I don't have to choose between one or the other.

As for NSOG versus Luginbuhl & Skiff, I'm glad that I have both, but if I could keep only one, in this case it would be a no-brainer: NSOG. It simply has much more to offer overall. It has many more objects, is illustrated with sketches, images, and charts, and is more fun to read to boot. And that's not even counting Craig Crossen's terrific introduction.


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jrbarnett
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: turtle86]
      #5932902 - 06/21/13 12:14 PM

Now if they would just create Kindle editions of all of these works...



- Jim


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cuir
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5932958 - 06/21/13 12:55 PM

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Unfortunately its prose is dreadful, even for a catalog.




Well, it's a subjective thing, but I don't need bloated prose in such a piece of work. "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" provides concise, informative texts that are to the point, bloat-free and based on a consistent set of instruments, providing a reliable comparison base. That reliable comparison base and constant type of short narrative is what make it so excellent, in my view.


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faackanders2
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5933838 - 06/21/13 10:30 PM

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Totally different. NSOG is a field guide. Uranometria is a star atlas. The latter is for finding things. The former for understanding what they are once you've found them. They go hand in hand. Uranometria does have a tabular companion field guide, but it's static and lifeless. NSOG isn't as cultrually rich as Burnham's but as an observational guide for visual observers with modern larger aperture scopes, it is unsurpassed.

Regards,

Jim




+1


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faackanders2
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: cuir]
      #5935456 - 06/22/13 10:13 PM

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Unfortunately its prose is dreadful, even for a catalog.




Well, it's a subjective thing, but I don't need bloated prose in such a piece of work. "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" provides concise, informative texts that are to the point, bloat-free and based on a consistent set of instruments, providing a reliable comparison base. That reliable comparison base and constant type of short narrative is what make it so excellent, in my view.




Ordered Used copy of "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" for $10 including shipping. Hope it is as good as you say.


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beatlejuice
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5935837 - 06/23/13 03:26 AM

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Ordered Used copy of "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" for $10 including shipping. Hope it is as good as you say.




I don't know where you got that for $10 but if all the pages are still there its a pretty sweet deal.

Eric


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cuir
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5936013 - 06/23/13 08:46 AM

Indeed, at 10$ it is a very sweet deal!

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blb
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Re: NSOG or Uranometria or... ? new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5936080 - 06/23/13 09:46 AM

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Ordered Used copy of "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" for $10 including shipping. Hope it is as good as you say.



I don't know where you got that for $10 but if all the pages are still there its a pretty sweet deal.
Eric



Not only is it a sweet deal but it is worth it too.


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