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darren8se
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companion to CDSA ?
      #6176919 - 11/05/13 08:02 AM

Hi can any of you guys recommend a good atlas that goes a bit deeper than my Cambridge Double Star atlas I use my CDSA to get me into the area but im looking for a good companion to show my the star field as seen thou my eyepiece to help me identify my chosen Target ?

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Cotts
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: darren8se]
      #6178037 - 11/05/13 07:15 PM

The Millennium Skay Atlas is the best, if you can get one - it's been out of print for years. Uranometria would be a good choice for you. Both of these atlases have a much larger scale and go well into 10th magnitude.....

Dave


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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: Cotts]
      #6178665 - 11/06/13 06:14 AM

If I have to go deeper then the CDSA I use Uranametria 2000.

Rich (RLTYS)


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darren8se
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #6178691 - 11/06/13 07:13 AM

Tanks guys had a search for The Millennium Sky Atlas and wow have you seen the price they are going for !! I think I will go for a copy of Uranametria 2000 from amazon

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Cotts
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: darren8se]
      #6179626 - 11/06/13 04:56 PM

Quote:

Tanks guys had a search for The Millennium Sky Atlas and wow have you seen the price they are going for !! I think I will go for a copy of Uranametria 2000 from amazon




Out of curiosity, what are they going for?

Dave


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darren8se
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: Cotts]
      #6180393 - 11/07/13 06:20 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Star-Atlas-Comprising-Catalogues/dp/093334...
or...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Star-Atlas-Comprising-Nonstellar/dp/093334...
far too much if you ask me lol


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Cotts
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: darren8se]
      #6182526 - 11/08/13 09:29 AM

Quote:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Star-Atlas-Comprising-Catalogues/dp/093334...
or...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Star-Atlas-Comprising-Nonstellar/dp/093334...
far too much if you ask me lol




1100 pounds!!! That's close to $1500 CDN. I agree that's ridiculous.

Dave


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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: Cotts]
      #6182620 - 11/08/13 10:11 AM

Dave,
I think I saw a hard-bound copy on the "other site" for something like $500 US. I frequently see books on Amazon by third parties that are wildly overpriced.

Example: you can buy my latest for $70 new or for something like $220 new which is a 3X spread. Go figure!

Ed


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darren8se
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: Ed Wiley]
      #6186122 - 11/10/13 09:07 AM

How do they justify such a price hike and its all astronomy books too ??

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darren8se
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: darren8se]
      #6186129 - 11/10/13 09:11 AM

I remember back in the 80s as a young lad going to wales on holiday every year and one of the highlights was going to lots of secondhand book stores I used to find lots of astronomy books in the bargain sections etc its one of the things that fired my imagination and got me hooked on astronomy ..nowdays to do the same id have to be a millionaire

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Ed Wiley
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Re: companion to CDSA ? new [Re: darren8se]
      #6187155 - 11/10/13 05:20 PM

In my case, one would be foolish to buy a book at $220 when the same book new is $70. I have no idea why the price range is what it is. BTW, no one on this forum would be interested in my book (Phylogenetics by Wiley and Lieberman), so I thought it would be a good example of wacko prices. As to the Millennium prices, once out of print the price is set by collector demand. Example: the first edition of my book -- totally out of relevance to anything one would wish to do in my field --- upwards of $300. When someone asks, I urge xeroxing any pages they find interesting. But then, some folks just "need" a copy and have a lot more $$ than they really need.

Ed


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