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PhilCo126
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Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON
      #6012956 - 08/08/13 06:37 AM

There're some great books "in the works" on comet ISON and let's start with a couple which, after kindle e-versions, became available in print via Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Comets-Facts-Trivia-Anura-Guruge/dp/1491211571/ref=sr...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Comet-ISON-2012-S1-Reference/dp/1484885163/ref=sr_1_1...



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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #6013159 - 08/08/13 09:04 AM

I hate to be a doomsayer...but I suspect these books and a couple more will wind up in the cut-out bins right quick when Ison doesn't put on the INCREDIBLE SHOW that is beginning to be hyped. My take "about as good as Ikeya-Seki," a comet that while great disappointed the public rather handily.



Edited by rmollise (08/09/13 10:14 AM)


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6015098 - 08/09/13 03:56 AM

Well the Comets: 101 trivia book is a general subject book on our favorite awe-inspiring celestial objects

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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6015167 - 08/09/13 06:20 AM

Quote:

I hate to be a doomsayer...but I suspect these books and a couple more will wind up in the cut-our bins right quick when Ison doesn't put on the INCREDIBLE SHOW that is beginning to be hyped. My take "about as good as Ikeya-Seki," a comet that while great disappointed the public rather handily.




mmm Uncle Rod, hope you are wrong in this case...


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: Traveler]
      #6015472 - 08/09/13 10:18 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I hate to be a doomsayer...but I suspect these books and a couple more will wind up in the cut-our bins right quick when Ison doesn't put on the INCREDIBLE SHOW that is beginning to be hyped. My take "about as good as Ikeya-Seki," a comet that while great disappointed the public rather handily.




mmm Uncle Rod, hope you are wrong in this case...




I hope so too, but I have my doubts. I hope it will at least be as good as Ikeya-Seki, but this is sounding a lot like things did in '73.

I see one bunch is already promoting a magazine/book on ISON which heralds it as "THE COMET OF THE CENTURY." Maybe. If they mean "the century so far in the Northern Hemisphere." Still have to beat Holmes though...


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6015808 - 08/09/13 01:11 PM

A comet really isn't going to excite the general public unless they can easily see the dang thing with their own two eyes and tell it's a comet. I think Ison will excite people if it's anything like Hale-Bopp or Hyakutake, but admittedly I have my doubts. I personally would be thrilled for Ison to wind up being even comparable to Holmes, but don't if that would be enough to sell a lot of books.

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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6015847 - 08/09/13 01:29 PM

Rod, you got to see Ikeya-Seki back in '65, right? I remember my late father waking me up to see it well before sunrise one early November morning of that year, and viewing it through our northeast-facing picture window. One thing that stands out in my mind was him setting our Palomar Jr. reflector up in front of the window to get a closer view! I can picture that comet in my mind's eye even now; it was quite a spectacle, even for a youngster.

Given the increase in light pollution, I doubt that I could spot a comparable comet from the old homestead nowadays, which doesn't bode well for ISON's upcoming apparition. Most of those books on ISON will likely end up in the recycling by early next year.

Fred


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #6016321 - 08/09/13 06:18 PM

Dave Eicher has a new book out called Comets!: Visitors from Deep Space due to come out in September.

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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #6017226 - 08/10/13 09:22 AM

Quote:

Rod, you got to see Ikeya-Seki back in '65, right? I remember my late father waking me up to see it well before sunrise one early November morning of that year, and viewing it through our northeast-facing picture window. One thing that stands out in my mind was him setting our Palomar Jr. reflector up in front of the window to get a closer view! I can picture that comet in my mind's eye even now; it was quite a spectacle, even for a youngster.

Given the increase in light pollution, I doubt that I could spot a comparable comet from the old homestead nowadays, which doesn't bode well for ISON's upcoming apparition. Most of those books on ISON will likely end up in the recycling by early next year.

Fred




Hi Fred:

What I remember was that it wasn't easy when the sky finally cooperated and me, Mama, and Daddy saw Ikeya-Seki. Close to the Sun, and even then our skies were not exactly pristine. I have recounted my adventures with "my great comets" here.


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6018877 - 08/11/13 11:49 AM

books on comet ISON

why-internet will be more timely, accurate, detailed



edj


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: edwincjones]
      #6019096 - 08/11/13 01:51 PM

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books on comet ISON

why-internet will be more timely, accurate, detailed



edj




1. People like books.
2. There's still more moola in publishing a book.



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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6019413 - 08/11/13 05:46 PM

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Hi Fred:

What I remember was that it wasn't easy when the sky finally cooperated and me, Mama, and Daddy saw Ikeya-Seki. Close to the Sun, and even then our skies were not exactly pristine. I have recounted my adventures with "my great comets" here.




Thanks for the link, Rod (super blog, by the way!)... it sure brought back memories of comets past.

Fred


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #6020167 - 08/12/13 02:54 AM

And people will make a quick buck. Not that it will help us if it fizzles.

Owen


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6026728 - 08/15/13 09:20 AM

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books on comet ISON

why-internet will be more timely, accurate, detailed




edj




1. People like books.
2. There's still more moola in publishing a book.






Indeed, most "older" people prefer a book... moreover it costs amateur-astronomers both time & money to publish a book...


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #6026917 - 08/15/13 11:07 AM

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Indeed, most "older" people prefer a book... moreover it costs amateur-astronomers both time & money to publish a book...




Some do. Not this little black duck.

I much prefer to read anything on the computer these days--easier for my aging eyes. I am put out about the dadgum Nook situation, though. I also chose Beta over VHS.


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6028135 - 08/15/13 10:08 PM

It MAY be "lights out" for the high expectations for ISON:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Comet-ISON-Recovered-and-Not-Looking-Good...


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6028162 - 08/15/13 10:20 PM

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Indeed, most "older" people prefer a book... moreover it costs amateur-astronomers both time & money to publish a book...




Some do. Not this little black duck.

I much prefer to read anything on the computer these days--easier for my aging eyes. I am put out about the dadgum Nook situation, though. I also chose Beta over VHS.




I prefer the most current for real time observing. If the comet is great, I may buy a post book afterwards for the memories.

P.s. Where is that Comet Shumaker Levy Jupiter Impact book?


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: faackanders2]
      #6028584 - 08/16/13 05:42 AM

There're several books on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact... I have at least 9 or 10 !
My top 3:

European SL-9/Jupiter Workshop
ESO Proceedings, Edited by R. West and H. Bohnhardt - ISBN 3-923524-55-2

The Collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter
STScI, Edited by Keith S. Noll and Paul D. Feldman - ISBN 0-521-56192-2

Impact Jupiter: The Crash Of Comet Shoemaker-levy 9
By David Levy, co-discoverer of the comet - ISBN 978-0738208800


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: rmollise]
      #6028599 - 08/16/13 06:09 AM

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I much prefer to read anything on the computer these days--easier for my aging eyes.




Intriguing! Almost everybody I know (including me) feels exactly the opposite. I find computer screens very hard on my eyes. But after a long hard day looking at a computer, I can still very comfortably read a book.


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Re: Books on Comet C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #6028672 - 08/16/13 08:04 AM

I much prefer books to computer screens too. Screens are not comfortable to me and I think they fatigue my eyes more...

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