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    I see S&T is launching a learner's magazine, akin to
    what "Astronomy mag" was in the 1970s. I wish them
    good luck with the venture.
    One thing I've always found lacking in the mags (one of
    the things, that is) is their treatment of the various
    star parties that happen around the world. They used to
    report on them in a paragraph or so at most, coupled with
    some tiny 1.5" or so pictures. They do a slightly better job
    now, Astronomy's review of the Japanese equipment show wasn't
    bad, but the 'net is where the meat of these things are.
    Some amateur reports are very well done with extensive
    commentary and images.
    I guess my only wish would be if there were one central
    database for:
    -Star and equipment party reports.
    -Telescope tests
    -Observational reports.

    I figure I don't get to see a huge number of them
    out there.
    -Rich

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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    >I guess my only wish would be if there were one central

    Hi Rich:

    Have you given Tom Clark's _Amateur Astronomy Magazine_ a try? If not, you
    should.

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_
    Like SCTs and MCTs?
    Check-out sct-user, the mailing list for CAT fanciers!
    Goto <http://members.aol.com/RMOLLISE/index.html>

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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    On 11 Feb 2004 14:18:16 -0800, rander3127@rogers.com (Richard) wrote:


    I agree. One thing that seems lacking in both magazines is the people side.
    All the same I'd hate to see S&T further dumbed down to make room for the
    people articles.
    Herman

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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    I wish someone would release a magazine on deep sky observing. But that is
    going out of style.



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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:54:31 -0500, "Shawn Grant" <s.grant2001@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    It isn't going out of style for most of us. Only for those with silly
    $3000. 2.5" refractors.


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    There could be, a website devoted to this - star parties. That and
    nothing else. Everyone across the world could post to it, and everyone
    could check in there. It would be a very nice resource?
    Jerry


    Richard wrote:



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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    jerry warner wrote in message:

    Jerry,

    What a grand idea!! I'd support that effort bigtime.
    The developer would have to come up with some way of fending off the
    trollers, though.

    Dave



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    Default Sky & Tel's "Astronomy mag" and threadbare features...

    rander3127@rogers.com (Richard) wrote in message news:<ec75e55a.0402111418.7c92a50b@posting.google. com>...

    Sounds just like what S&T has been since about 1990. Plenty of stuff
    for the novice, precious little for the intermediate or advanced
    observer. That's why I don't subscribe anymore.

 

 

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