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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: John Anthony]
      #6078378 - 09/13/13 09:12 AM

Last night I got a chance to spend more time with Bill's new book. It does appear that Bill has incorporated various commonly-held amateur opinions - some somewhat contradictory, which IMO is a good thing - in synopses of many of the eyepieces. So now I don't think that cited snippets of opinions from CN or elsewhere is really needed in the book.

Bill, just keep doing what you're doing, and more of it.

Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6078472 - 09/13/13 10:21 AM

Thank you for this wonderful book, Mr. Paolini. What an amazing resource you have created.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: urassner]
      #6078486 - 09/13/13 10:29 AM

I just orered bill's book from Amazon based on being able to view a lot of the content in the Amazon preview " Look inside this book" feature, not only is the content impressive but thanks to Bill for allowing such a great preview, with many books, the preview is only one or two pages.
Rex


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6078674 - 09/13/13 12:42 PM

UPS just dropped it off today. Just flipped through it real quick so far and looks very nice I always like the "feel" of this series of books too. Going to take it with me when I go to pick up my youngest from school. Will hopefully make the 45 mins-hr waiting not seem so long. I

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: esd726]
      #6078877 - 09/13/13 02:51 PM

I just pop an order at AZM
looking forward to reading it


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: highfnum]
      #6079046 - 09/13/13 04:33 PM

Mine just arrived. My, my, Bill has been busy. Thanks to Mr. Paolini for dedicating himself to compiling such a thorough resource... wish book.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6080726 - 09/14/13 04:38 PM

Thanks for the link. I just ordered it.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: t.r.]
      #6082234 - 09/15/13 03:00 PM

Interesting, I'll have to order a copy. Paul Rini is in there! Paul was a big help when I started making eyepieces seriously way back when. Starry Messenger days. Can't wait to read what it says about his offerings. I noticed that most of my eyepieces aren't listed at all...they are far older than 20 years. Some are easily 50 years old.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6083369 - 09/16/13 07:53 AM

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Am surprised at the downward slide of the book's pricing at Amazon during the past few days, starting off at $42, the book is now being sold in Amazon for $29.48! (free shipping) What gives?




Amazon book price is see-sawing like the stock market - after dipping to a low of $28, the book is now priced back to $40-level at $41.88.

Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6083456 - 09/16/13 09:07 AM

Mine ended up being about $36 after a discount.

Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6085030 - 09/16/13 11:28 PM

Quote:

Mine ended up being about $36 after a discount.




Mike,

I've bought lots of items from Amazon, how does one get a discount there? Thanks.

Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6085351 - 09/17/13 06:50 AM

Luck and timing. Seriously ... yep, luck and timing.

I ordered Bill's book many months ago, when it was still backordered. Sometimes Amazon will give the customer a discount when the book actually starts shipping.

But recently it has been sold - or so I hear - on Amazon at prices lower than what I paid after my "discount." In perspective, though, whatever anyone pays for the book is a lot less than many astronomy accessories, so I'm not sweating it.

Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6085369 - 09/17/13 07:16 AM

Thanks, was thinking there might be a coupon code like in telescopes.com. Yes, such a magnificent book/resource is worth its weight in gold (okay, maybe that's too much. )

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: desertlens]
      #6085767 - 09/17/13 11:24 AM

Quote:

Mine just arrived. My, my, Bill has been busy. Thanks to Mr. Paolini for dedicating himself to compiling such a thorough resource... wish book.




Indeed, an excellent reference. Last night I was able to start reading my copy. A few minor errors here and there, but an incredible work nonetheless.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6086436 - 09/17/13 05:27 PM

Mine is here and I am reading it. Clear and concise with nice illustrations.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Aquarist]
      #6087475 - 09/18/13 08:35 AM

Sorta contrary to my habit of enjoying papyrus in hand, I got the Kindle version. This makes for a quick page or three read anywhere. What a reference, great book Bill.

Jim


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6087587 - 09/18/13 09:34 AM

Sometime in October we'll likely learn whether Bill's book comes under Amazon's Kindle Matchbook program. Owners of _some_ physical books purchased through Amazon will be able to download the Kindle version at little or no cost. Terms and titles will vary depending on each publisher.
Bob G

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1001373341

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/amazon-couples-print-digital-books-w...

Edited by BGeoghegan (09/18/13 09:38 AM)


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BGeoghegan]
      #6089829 - 09/19/13 12:10 PM

mine came in - real thick!
I like the fact that eyepieces are listed with weight.
also for given eyepiece associated similar eyepieces

early history could have been more elaborate - missing tollis, coddington and those super powerful eyepieces
made by Herschel

I wonder how much it would cost to have 1 example of each eyepiece list in this book!


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: highfnum]
      #6089844 - 09/19/13 12:19 PM

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I wonder how much it would cost to have 1 example of each eyepiece list in this book!




Enough to open your own Museum of Eyepieces. A good location would be next door to any Ripley's Believe or Not Museum. Or maybe inside the Ripley's.

Mike


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: highfnum]
      #6089875 - 09/19/13 12:39 PM

I wanted to have a representative pic for each eyepiece line (i.e., not necessaarily a pic of every focal length), but I could not track down or get permissions for the lines documented that have no pics. If people do and want to give release permissions to use in a future update, please PM me

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