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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!



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    This has been a lifelong addiction! I started out standing in a field with an atlas and my eyes. These are just what I use now, the entire list of past atlases and charts would make me a prime candidate for AA membership
    If you have more, please do list them. I am always interested in what others have.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Hi Alan and all. I guess I must be a founding member of AA too.
    Below are:
    Skalnate Pleso Atlas of the Heavens (with clear overlay) - 1962
    The companion Catalogue - 1964
    Orion DeepMap 600
    Norton's Star Atlas 16th edition - 1973
    Norton's Star Atlas 20th edition - 2004
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    Below are:
    Atlas of the Skies - 2006
    Deep Sky Wonders by Sue French - 2011
    Celestial Sampler by Sue French - 2005
    Cambridge Double Star Atlas - 2010
    Pocket Sky Atlas - 2006
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    Below are two handy references:
    The Revised New General Catalogue - 1973
    The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac -1975
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    And finally, below are my lunar atlases:
    Sky & Telescope Lunar Map - 1975
    Sky & Telescope Moon Map - 2010
    The Kaguya Lunar Atlas by Charles A. Wood - 2011
    The Modern Moon by Charles A. Wood - 2003
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    You can never have enough astronomy maps, charts, atlases, or reference books.
    Thanks for the great thread Alan, and I'll see all of you at the next AA meeting.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Marshall has the Library of Congress!
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    I have more reference books than atlases .,here goes.,,In Starland with a 3"scope,WT Olcott.,1909.,Field book of the Skies.,Olcott,1929.,(a very good book).,The Universe,.,Cheetham.,2005.,,Turn Left at Orion.,(you know).,An Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders.,2007,,and Astronomy Hacks.,2005..Thompson+Thompson.,.,,Double Stars for Small Scopes.,Sissy Hass.,2008.,,An Intimate Look at the Night Sky.,Chet Raymo.,2001.,,The Lighthearted Astronomer.,Ken Fulton.,1984.,The Realm of the Nebulea.,,Edwin Hubble.,1958.,,The Fascinating World of Astronomy.,Robert S. Richardson.,1960.,Peterson's First Guide.,Astronomy.,1988.,Sun Observers Guide,Pam Spence.,2004.,.,The History of Astronomy.,Couper and Henbest.,2007.,,Planets Stars and Space.,A Creative Science Series.,1960.,,Jupiter.,,the Largest Planet.,,Isaac Asimov.,1973.,and last but not least.,,The Night Sky Observers Guide.,Vol's 1+2.,Kepple and Sanner.,1998-2002.,,as for atlases I have the Cambridge Double Star Atlas.,.S+T Pocket Atlas.,,and new to me and very nice indeed is the Interstellarum atlas.,desk ed..,that's it.,OH!!! and the all new 2016 Edition of The Old Farmers Almanac.,,Robert B Thomas.,always a yearly must have.,,O+O.,
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    You just want me to expose my level of addiction lol
    interstellarium Deep Sky Atlas (Desk Edition)
    Millenium Star Atlas
    Burnham's Celestrial Handbook Vol 1-3
    Night Sky Observers Guide
    Bright Star Atlas
    and I am currently looking through The Deep Sky Hunter Star Atlas by Micheal Vlasov. He has an excellent atlas you can download for free at Deep Sky Watch - Astronomical Resources, Atlases, Guides & Sketches

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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Very good folks. Well I guess Marshall and Gabby have now forced me to include some of my observing guides and references that don't fall under the atlas umbrella, though some do have charts in them of course. Now I am revealing the true depth of my illness! They are not in any particular chronological order, other than the first one was my very first book about astronomy. I suppose one could credit it as the trigger that started my ultimate downward spiral!

    Stars (Golden Book Nature Series), Herbert Zim
    Uranometria Deep-Sky Field Guide, Craigin & Bonanno
    The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects, Mark Bratton
    Hickson Group Observing Guide, Alvin Huey
    Nightwatch, Terence Dickinson
    Globular Clusters, Astronomical League
    Objects in the Heavens, Peter Birren
    Planetary Nebulae, Steven Hynes (difficult to find)
    Burnham’s Celestial Handbook, hardbound (two sets)
    Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects, Steve O’Meara
    Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects, Steve O’Meara
    Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures, Steve O’Meara
    Deep-Sky Companions: Secret Deep, Steve O’Meara
    Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems, Steve O’Meara
    Celestial Sampler, Sue French
    Deep-Sky Wonders, Sue French
    Double Stars for Small Telescopes, Sissy Haas
    Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders, Thompson
    Annals of the Deep sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 1, Kanipe & Webb
    Annals of the Deep sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 2, Kanipe & Webb
    Thirty-nine issues of Deep-Sky Magazine from the 80s & 90s
    A few years worth of Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    See, now I've got to make a list of all this stuff, present it to my wife and say, "See? I'm getting behind!"
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    See, now I've got to make a list of all this stuff, present it to my and say, "See? I'm getting behind!"
    Ah you're just a babe in the woods Bryan. Don't worry, you will eventually sink to our level!
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    When you want to buy something new you can always show her the list and go see I'm nowhere near as bad as these people!
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Hi Alan and all. I can tell that you and Gabby have been at this for some time. And, you can see that many of the items in my list have been with me for many years now too. Yes, I know that you can't beat Stellarium on the computer for a "real time" analysis for creating an observing plan, but it sure is nice to have these printed references to read and study on a rainy day. And, add to this, most also include a lot of great technical data too. It is also interesting to note that several of the same publications are in many of the poster's list. And finally, don't forget to check the used book and Goodwill stores. You never know what you might find on the shelves. Thanks again for a great thread Alan, and the best of wishes for clear skies to all.
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