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#1 Ray Cash

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 01:10 PM

I’ve long preferred to have images—and/or drawings--of deep sky objects near my atlas, observing list, and, of course, my telescope. David J. Eicher’s The Universe from Your Backyard (1988) was an early, well-loved companion of mine, as was Burnham’s Celestial Handbook. So was the self-published 1994 John C. Vickers’ Deep Space CCD Atlas: North (and South). Vickers’ CCD atlases are images only, and rather primitive ones by today’s standards; but the atlases were not meant to be a compilation of ‘pretty pictures’; but rather a source of black and white images of interesting deep-sky objects that amateurs might want to hunt down with their warm, moist eyes, or sub-ambient-temperature imaging equipment.Enter the above masterpiece!

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:17 PM

I enthusiastically agree!  While a little pricey (to me anyway), both the Interstellarum Atlas and Guide are outstanding.  I use them routinely.  The satisfaction of high quality continues on long after the price is forgotten...

 

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Thanks for your review!

 

I recently purchased the field edition of the Deep Sky Guide on Amazon.de for just over $100. You don’t need to know German; there’s an English version of the website.

 

Just wanted to mention this in case anyone else might be interested.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:14 PM

nice review, looks like the field atlas you have is no longer in print as of Jan 2019....wonder if new version works the same with the guide?



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:21 PM

robba,

 

Amazon seems to still be carrying both the Field Atlas and the Guide, at least with my "prime" account. A number of other AMZ 'partners' carry it new or used, too.

 

But, yes, on the publisher's page--Cambridge--it does say the Field Atlas is out of print as of January, 2019. . . Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch?

 

While I was checking on this, I discovered Ronald Stoyan (one of the authors) websites which have, among other things, a video of him presenting The Atlas:

http://www.deep-sky-...t=video_en.html

 

And here is a "preview" of The Guide before it went to the publisher:

http://visualastrono...deep-sky-guide/

 

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