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



    Right you are Marshall. Actually I rarely use Stellarium any longer. I have my own methods for planning sessions, which quite honestly either don't use software or uses it in a limited fashion. Be that as it may, I agree there are lots of good sources. One that many may not consider is half.com, which is an Ebay company. So if one has an Ebay account, they can utilize half.com as well. There are lots of good bargains there.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I've got my eye on Uranometria, and maybe someday, if I can find one, The
    If this is the one you are looking for, your search will end soon....
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    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!
    My wife already knows that and things are not improved
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Atlases:

    My first real sky atlas was the Skalnate Pleso "Atlas of the Heavens" (1962 ed.), which I begged my parents to buy for Christmas back in 1975, the last year it was published. I was 14 years old at the time. I still use it occasionally today with the binoculars. One can find fault with it, but it remains a masterpiece.

    "Sky Atlas 2000" (field edition). I owned this one for years until I sold it last year for nearly twice what I paid for it, because I never used it.

    "Uranometria 2000, All Sky Edition". I originally bought the northern sky edition (to -6 degrees), but bought this revised edition after it came out. This is near the "gold standard" of printed atlases for me, despite its lack of color. I greatly enjoy it, despite its inclusion of MANY objects beyond the grasp of my 8-inch scope.

    "Interstellarium". I recently purchased this one, based on reviews, and love it. It will be the work-horse in the field, no doubt.

    Observing Guides:

    "A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets", by Menzel. 1964. I've owned this one since my pre-teen years, circa 1970. I will never part with it, despite the fact that I don't really use it anymore, and it's sort of falling apart. It introduced me to things beyond my grasp, intellectually and observationally, in my early youth. Even the smell of its binding today stirs up undefinable emotions...

    "Deep Sky Wonders". This selection from the countless Sky and Telescope columns written by the great deep sky observer, Walter Scott Houston, was gathered up and published in 1999 by another great observer, Stephen O'Meara. I love the contrast of astronomical observations over time as equipment and observing skill/knowledge progressed. Many things that I have observed are not in the book, but that doesn't mean that "Scotty" didn't write about it, because a selection is just that.

    "The Night Sky Observer's Guide", Volumes 1 and 2 by Kepple and Sanner. This masterpiece, the works of many people, is one of the best modern observing guides, IMO. What else gives you an indication of just what you are likely see through a variety of scopes--and for a HUGE number of DSOs? WOW!

    "Burnhams's Celestial Handbook", Vols 1-3. By Robert Burnham. This is another masterpiece, a labor of love, by a man who would have an early, tragic ending. Every amateur astronomer should own a set of these for its mix of facts, history, and poetry related to the night sky. There is nothing like it out there.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Well, I did not observe for almost two weeks and starting to have withdrawal, does it count?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Well, I did not observe for almost two weeks and starting to have withdrawal, does it count?
    Well that is a different affliction, but you have come to the right place for comfort.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclucho View Post
    If this is the one you are looking for, your search will end soon....
    Uranometria 2000.0 - CN Classifieds - Cloudy Nights
    As an alternative, I can recommend ordering the All-Sky version and the DSFG from the publisher, Willmann-Bell for the same price ($120). The only difference is you may have to pay shipping, but they may also have a free shipping method.

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

    I just bought this one, to add to my Nightwatch and my S&T Pocket Sky Atlas:

    Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    Looks like a good read! I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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    Default Re: Atlaholics Anonymous: Admitting one has a problem!

    I think omeek had said he bought it if I remember right, and some other members here. So I checked it out and bought it, it should be here in a few days.

 

 
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