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#1 visualastronomer.com

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

Hi folks,

 

I know many of you use my interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas - at least I met some at last year's Oregon Star Party ;-)

 

As others in this forum pointed out, this atlas deserves its own Companion, and I have been working on that project for quite a while. Now there are only a few months to go, so I'd like to give you a preview of what the upcoming interstellarum Deep Sky Guide will look like: http://visualastrono...deep-sky-guide/

 

I would like to hear your comments and thoughts on this.

 

Clear skies,

Ronald


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

I like it! Its more useful for me than the atlas.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

Excellent - great reference linked to the atlas !!

I will definitely purchase once it is released .



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

Very interesting. I like the combination of DSS images and sketches. The ISDA matching page numbers and page size are very convenient. Any ideas on (European) price point yet?



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

Looks wonderful. I will own one when available. Thank for all of your hard work on the guide.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

This looks like it will be a beautiful and useful book in planning and in the field. I’ll add this as a companion to my Atlas for sure.  The very clear graded listing based on visibility by scope size is a great feature. 



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:31 PM

That looks amazing! So looking forward to this.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

Wonderful!

I have all of your books (except Messier's Atlas frown.gif).

Can't wait. When it will be available?



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:00 AM

A great atlas deserves a good companion.,Thank you.,

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:39 PM

Very impressive!!!   When can we order???


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:29 AM

Hi guys,

 

thank you very much for the positive replies. That makes the task of completing it much easier for me.

 

German retail price for the Desk Edition is the same as with the Atlas. For the Field Edition it is 20% up, as the price for the plastic foil has also increased. US dealers are free to set their own end customer prices.

 

Actually we are looking for telescope dealers in the US, Canada and elsewhere to retail the Guide. You could do me a massive favor and ask your dealer. Oculum offers substantial rebates, minimum order is 10 copies. They can contact Oculum via https://www.oculum-verlag.de/impressum.

 

I expect the printing to be done in July. I wouldn't recommend ordering directly from Oculum from the US, as the postage is high, it takes ages to get to you and you have to bear the custom fees.

 

Clear skies,

Ronald


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#12 turtle86

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:13 PM


Looks wonderful--beautiful, useful, and well thought out. I'll definitely be getting one.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:26 AM

This makes the best Deep Sky Atlas even better. Can’t wait to get a copy.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:17 AM

I will be purchasing one also... just let us know when it becomes available. 



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:00 AM

Very nice. I'll definitely add it to your atlas in my collection.

 

Michael



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

Looks fabulous!  Interstellarum is my go-to guide and I recommend it to everyone I know.  Can't wait to get my hands on this guide!

 

Since I do Night Vision/EAA, I also find the Bracken "Astrophotography Sky Atlas" to be an invaluable companion, for its coverage of the Sharpless catalog and various extended/diffuse H-alpha targets.  I look forward to comparing your new Deep Sky Guide with that book!



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

Nice!

 

On the DSS images, what is the units of the blue scale bar?  I didn't see that listed.  Looks really nice, but all the 27" sketches from Uwe are giving me strong case of aperture fever!

 

I love IDSA and use it pretty much exclusively.  This new guide is maybe more in competition with NSOG in concept but the DSS images and sketches are much better for going deep and fill in where Alvin Huey's guides covered (if I could have got a good quality printing of those...), albeit for a narrower selection of objects.   

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:17 AM

I can't wait...I really can't wait as our skies get cloudy soon after September. I need this NOW..

 

I love Interstellarum, in fact, I have modified my version of SkyTools so that the Interactive Atlas matches it as much as possible (took me awhile to find the right font).

 

This is the first atlas that has changed how I observe. I find myself starting with a specific object I want to look at, then spend time looking in its vicinity on Interstellarum to see what else I can explore nearby. I will then use Skytools to push/to or go/to those objects.

 

Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide will make that process  even more interesting and enjoyable. It hits the nail on the the head and provides exactly what I had wished for - sketches that suggest what one might actually see. Photos are nice, but usually very different from the visual experience.

 

Bravo, this new book looks brilliant!



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

I need this SO badly!! Can't wait to get it. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:52 AM

Hi guys,

 

thanks for your encouraging replies. I am almost done with the main part of the work...

 

The blue bars show the scale of each DSS composite. The length represents one arcminute. I thought this is a very easy way to illustrate how much enlarged the images are.

 

Clear skies,

Ronald


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

The blue bars show the scale of each DSS composite. The length represents one arcminute. I thought this is a very easy way to illustrate how much enlarged the images are.

 

That is such a good idea!! 


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:11 PM

Any news on this? When is it going to come out?

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:46 PM

As per Amazon the release date is Sep 30. https://www.amazon.c...=I16KLAZ9WV7GLX


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#24 Daniel Mounsey

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:09 AM

I had been working with Vince at Cambridge on this project last year. Glad it’s finally come to fruitation.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:00 PM

It's almost here, guys! At least for us Europeans. Just a few days more!

 

https://www.astrosho...version/p,56643

 

Note, this is the premium version! The standard version:

 

https://www.astrosho...y-guide/p,56516

 

I simply can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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