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Jim Curry
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Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out!
      #6064250 - 09/05/13 11:33 AM

Available from a variety of sources, Springer, Amazon and I assume will be available elsewhere.

Jim
PS: Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6064262 - 09/05/13 11:42 AM

So what's the name of the book??

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: REC]
      #6064278 - 09/05/13 11:49 AM

REC

Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series).

Brian


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BJS]
      #6064303 - 09/05/13 12:05 PM

Order placed... Thanks Bill... and thanks to Jim for the heads up.

Edited by desertlens (09/05/13 12:12 PM)


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Starman81
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: desertlens]
      #6064317 - 09/05/13 12:13 PM

Nice book, I hope to pick it up someday.

Interesting choice of eyepieces on the front cover... Astro-Physics SPL, Pentax XO 5mm, GSO 2.5x barlow and Smart Astronomy Plossl 6mm. No TeleVue eyepieces? Not even one Pentax XW there? I guess he had to do that to remain impartial. We all know he loves them (XWs) too.


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ibase
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Starman81]
      #6064385 - 09/05/13 12:48 PM

Bill's EP book will be a fine addition to the book collection, congrats!

P.S. Here's a link to sample pages from Amazon of Bill's new EP book, click here.

Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Starman81]
      #6064423 - 09/05/13 01:10 PM

Quote:

Nice book, I hope to pick it up someday.

Interesting choice of eyepieces on the front cover... Astro-Physics SPL, Pentax XO 5mm, GSO 2.5x barlow and Smart Astronomy Plossl 6mm. No TeleVue eyepieces? Not even one Pentax XW there? I guess he had to do that to remain impartial. We all know he loves them (XWs) too.




I agree...interesting choice. The photo I submitted for the front cover, which of course had TV and the other major prominent brands was rejected and a photo from the inside of the book was chosen instead. The Publisher has final control over most things. But brand issues aside, I still like the overall look of the front cover.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BillP]
      #6064447 - 09/05/13 01:25 PM

Wow, just looked at a sample page and he must have over 200 EP's that he has commented on. I loved his last shootout on the 24mm range!

Congratulations Bill!


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Hothersale
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: REC]
      #6064626 - 09/05/13 03:05 PM

Wow, looks fantastic, Bill!

A few minutes ago, EVERY page in the book was available to preview on Amazon.ca, but now most of the pages have been restricted. (I may have noticed an error on Page 18 -- the WO UWAN AFOV listed as 20 degrees -- but I can't see that page anymore so I can't be sure. Might want to double check that, Bill.)


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John Anthony
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Hothersale]
      #6064652 - 09/05/13 03:18 PM

Just ordered my copy, looks like great reading, I know I'll learn something.

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Manish
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Hothersale]
      #6064676 - 09/05/13 03:27 PM

>>A few minutes ago, EVERY page in the book was available to preview on Amazon.ca, but now most of the pages have been restricted.

Here's how it works on Amazon. When you first open up the preview, all pages are available to you. You can hence pretty much jump to any section of the book to explore. But after you've been there for a few minutes, Amazon starts locking up pages (for you only). Spend a few more additional minutes and over 75% of any book will become restricted. After all, they don't want to allow everyone to read all pages online and not purchase the book.

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Hothersale
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Manish]
      #6064708 - 09/05/13 03:43 PM

Quote:

>>A few minutes ago, EVERY page in the book was available to preview on Amazon.ca, but now most of the pages have been restricted.

Here's how it works on Amazon. When you first open up the preview, all pages are available to you. You can hence pretty much jump to any section of the book to explore. But after you've been there for a few minutes, Amazon starts locking up pages (for you only). Spend a few more additional minutes and over 75% of any book will become restricted. After all, they don't want to allow everyone to read all pages online and not purchase the book.

Regards,
Manish
www.AgenaAstro.com




I learn something new every day! Thanks, Manish.


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Rick M.
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Hothersale]
      #6065234 - 09/05/13 09:26 PM

Strangely, the Canadian arm of Amazon (amazon.ca) only has the Kindle version available now and it is necessary to wait until next April for the paperback version.

Rick


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6065281 - 09/05/13 09:54 PM

I'm most anxious to get a copy!

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Hothersale]
      #6065296 - 09/05/13 10:06 PM

Quote:

Wow, looks fantastic, Bill!

A few minutes ago, EVERY page in the book was available to preview on Amazon.ca, but now most of the pages have been restricted. (I may have noticed an error on Page 18 -- the WO UWAN AFOV listed as 20 degrees -- but I can't see that page anymore so I can't be sure. Might want to double check that, Bill.)




Just checked my copy and the UWAN is listed as 20 degrees.


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Don Taylor
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: astronomylife]
      #6065310 - 09/05/13 10:15 PM

just ordered a copy!!!!

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Don Taylor]
      #6065554 - 09/06/13 03:36 AM

Congrats and good luck Bill!

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kkokkolis
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: johnnyha]
      #6065560 - 09/06/13 03:46 AM

Ordered. I might wait for almost for a month before I get it. on the other hand, it will reach me just about the time the sky gets cloudy again and that's not bad.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: kkokkolis]
      #6065721 - 09/06/13 08:21 AM

I hate to be the skeptic, but any astronomy book that deals with currently produced products will be outdated in short order, Phil Harrington Star Ware is just one example of such effort, books simply can not compete with Internet, unless the author is planning on continuous updates to keep up with the newer offerings.

Vahe


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: vahe]
      #6065752 - 09/06/13 08:51 AM

I think the premise of Bill's book is as an eyepiece "primer" not a buyer's guide that will go out of date, illustrating that this oft-overlooked part of the optical chain really has as much merit as the optics in the scope themselves...a philosophy to which I subscribe. I think by "Choosing" the title implies the type more than the brand and "Using" certainly draws emphasis toward how those types perform at various purposes.

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