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#1 RedLionNJ

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

John Harrington released an eBook, "Shallow Sky" on Amazon earlier this week.

 

In it, he has mini-biographies (based in interviews, where possible) of several "top of their game" solar system imagers, ranging from the great Don Parker, to Bird, Damian & Chris, Thierry, Alan Friedman, etc.

 

An all-round exceptionally good read. And only $10 US.  

 

Don't let the "eBook" aspect deter you - this is by far the best way to convey images in great color and zoomable resolution. It also contains clickable URLs to many of the subjects' websites.

 

Reading it, you'll find (and recognize!) the common themes faced by all high-resolution imagers as we strive for better and better images. 

 

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[I do not know John personally and I gain nothing by promoting this eBook]


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

Hope they publish it in book form. I don't have, nor intend to buy a Kindle or anything like that.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:08 PM

Thanks Grant, looks like a great readπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

You can get the Kindle app and read it on your computer.

You don't need to buy the Kindle (or anything other than the book).

I read a LOT of books this way !!!

 

 

Thanks for the "heads-up" on the book, RL !!!


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

Hope they publish it in book form. I don't have, nor intend to buy a Kindle or anything like that.

It doesn't have a whole lot of pages - it would look EXTREMELY slim as a book.

 

There is a free Kindle reader application for Windows:

 

https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/B00UB76290



#6 John Harrington

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

Hi RedLion NJ,

 

A short note to thank you for the thoughtful review above and at Amazon.  The book really was a labor of love and occupied most of my free time over the last decade.  No regrets, except that I couldn't finish it in time to send a copy to Don Parker before he passed away.

 

Clear skies,

 

John Harrington


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