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Levine
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6070997 - 09/09/13 10:41 AM

I'm standing at the door - my copy is due today!



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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: vahe]
      #6071015 - 09/09/13 10:50 AM

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I hate to be the skeptic, but any astronomy book that deals with currently produced products will be outdated in short order...




Others have offered useful responses to this, but I have a different one:

Since EPs last forever and are often resold on the used market all of the EPs there will long be a need for a reference on the currently available EPs. I frequently puzzle about discontinued EPs that appear on CN classifieds, sometimes I can find old reviews, sometimes not.

This is different from software, which really does get out of date as OSes and hardware change.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6071155 - 09/09/13 11:55 AM

Hernando,

I wrote an article on using our favorite eyepiece - the Baader Hyperion Zoom - for Bill's book. AFAIK, it was included.


Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6071791 - 09/09/13 05:53 PM

Mike,

Wow, a Sarkikos Baader Hyperion Zoom article and featured in Bill's EP book? That's great! Is there a link to your Baader Zoom article? Thanks.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6072017 - 09/09/13 08:12 PM

Got mine today. I only skimmed it, but wow, what an effort to be comprehensive. Just seeing all the photos of the eyepieces in one place is a treat.

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rgm40
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: t.r.]
      #6072253 - 09/09/13 10:33 PM



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Daniel Mounsey
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BillP]
      #6072264 - 09/09/13 10:39 PM

Congrats Bill and thank you for the kind remarks regarding those who contributed.

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Jaimo!
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Daniel Mounsey]
      #6072293 - 09/09/13 10:57 PM

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Congrats Bill and thank you for the kind remarks regarding those who contributed.




Thanks!
Jaimo!


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jaimo!]
      #6072439 - 09/10/13 12:36 AM

Am I really going to have to wait until March to order it from somewhere in Canada?

Eric


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Mariner@sg
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #6072489 - 09/10/13 01:30 AM

My pre-ordered copy arrived last night! UPS took less than 5 days while my puchases from CNC via USPS took on average 2 weeks....

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kkokkolis
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Daniel Mounsey]
      #6072578 - 09/10/13 03:57 AM

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Congrats Bill and thank you for the kind remarks regarding those who contributed.




Yes, that was so kind. I can brag now to my local astro-friends


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: kkokkolis]
      #6072603 - 09/10/13 05:00 AM

- ditto -

Best,


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Sarkikos
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6072688 - 09/10/13 06:51 AM

Quote:

Mike,

Wow, a Sarkikos Baader Hyperion Zoom article and featured in Bill's EP book? That's great! Is there a link to your Baader Zoom article? Thanks.




Bill let me know that my Baader Zoom article was inadvertently left out. But it will be included in the next printing and my other article is in the book now.

Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6072708 - 09/10/13 07:22 AM

Great reference book for eyepiece aficionados!
Reading my copy on Kindle.

regards
Chris


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6072805 - 09/10/13 09:06 AM

Quote:

Hernando,

I wrote an article on using our favorite eyepiece - the Baader Hyperion Zoom - for Bill's book. AFAIK, it was included.


Mike




I heard Bill is a cheap son of gun, I hope you got paid union rate for your submission.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6072955 - 09/10/13 10:50 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Mike,

Wow, a Sarkikos Baader Hyperion Zoom article and featured in Bill's EP book? That's great! Is there a link to your Baader Zoom article? Thanks.




Bill let me know that my Baader Zoom article was inadvertently left out. But it will be included in the next printing and my other article is in the book now.

Mike




Mike, here's what I'm planning to do - want my copy autographed so will order/pay via Amazon and tell them to send it to Bill (with his permission). After signing the book he then sends book to you, you autograph your Baader Zoom article page, then mail it to my buddy in LA, CA USA, he will take care of sending it to me. I'll pay you & Bill by Paypal for expenses/forwarding the book. What do you think? Thanks, I know it's a big favor from both of you.

Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #6072997 - 09/10/13 11:08 AM

Got my copy last night, from Amazon.

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Sarkikos
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6073046 - 09/10/13 11:31 AM

Hernando,

Quote:

Mike, here's what I'm planning to do - want my copy autographed so will order/pay via Amazon and tell them to send it to Bill (with his permission). After signing the book he then sends book to you, you autograph your Baader Zoom article page, then mail it to my buddy in LA, CA USA, he will take care of sending it to me. I'll pay you & Bill by Paypal for expenses/forwarding the book. What do you think? Thanks, I know it's a big favor from both of you.




My contribution was only a small article. Maybe I should just initial it.

Remember that the Baader Zoom article never made this printing. But I could sign my other article. Though I'm sure that one isn't up to the standards of my Baader Zoom article.

If you're serious, whatever you want to do is fine with me.


Mike


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Sarkikos
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: SteveC]
      #6073053 - 09/10/13 11:35 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Hernando,

I wrote an article on using our favorite eyepiece - the Baader Hyperion Zoom - for Bill's book. AFAIK, it was included.


Mike




I heard Bill is a cheap son of gun, I hope you got paid union rate for your submission.




Yep, so cheap I had to pay him! Just kidding. Though I'm starting to wonder, because Bill told me that article was left out of this printing... But he did allow my other article to get into the book.


Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6073075 - 09/10/13 11:47 AM

Jeff,

Quote:

I sold off my last TeleVue plossl about 15 years ago (for Celestron Ultimas), while they were adequate they never struck me as special. I have not done the plossl/Delos comparison.




I keep a mixed set of smoothie and new TV Plossl bino pairs around, specifically for viewing Jupiter and lunar maria. There is something about the tone and contrasty look of these objects through these eyepieces that I like. I doubt if I'll ever let them go. But if I had to choose between the TV Plossls and my XO's or Delos ... out go the TV Plossls, and it's not just about the price!

The Brandons are staying, too.

Mike


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