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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?



    You have a problem, admitting it is the first step to recovery. Yikes!
    I have:
    Watson, Finder Charts of Overlooked Objects
    Consolmagno and Davis,Turn Left at Orion
    Stoyan and Schurig, Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas, Field Edition
    Thompson, Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
    Tirion, skyAtlas 2000.0
    Farinacci, Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects
    Kerrod, The Star Guide
    Ridpath, Star Atlas
    Moore and Lawrence, The New Astronomy Guide

    Got all but one of them at second-hand stores.
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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    OK, OK, on further inspection, here are some more that I have, that you don't:

    365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
    Field Guide to the Night Sky (The Audubon Society)
    Stars and Planets (Peterson Field Guides)
    The Monthly Sky Guide
    What's Out Tonight? 50 Year Astronomy Field Guide
    Astronomy for the Utterly Confused
    The Sun and How to Observe it
    The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun
    2017 Guide to the Night Sky

    So, I can see that you are trying hard to prove your obsession, but you have not yet fully succeeded.

    Your personal library is *very* impressive, but, in my opinion, you are a reasonable Astronomy book and Guide lover, not obsessed at all. As Trombatissimo proclaimed, a hearty collector. I salute you!



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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    My grand total of astronomy books is three:

    Turn Left @ Orion
    Sky & Telescope Pocket Sky Atlas
    Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas

    Your collection is incredible!
    On the other side of the obcession, I have been living just with 3:
    Wall map of the skies with all Messiers+,
    planisphere,
    and a guide to binocular astronomy by Rudolph Brandt (Leipzig 1972, in German).

    Wow, what I have been missing in a blessed ignorance, ha, ha,

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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    I think, i envy you
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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    No words!
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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    I do share this addiction, to a lesser degree I guess. (Every Astronomy Magazine since, 197x!! WOW!) I bought about 40 astronomy books. In fact, having all these books inspired me to finally build a large bookshelf in my study. My favorite books are:
    Cosmos/Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan (RIP Carl)
    Backyard astronomer/Nightwatch by Dickinson (Love this guy)
    365 Starry Nights by Raymo (poetry)
    Turn left at Orion (if you have to buy one book. . .)
    Star Ware/Watch by Phil Harrington (love this guy also)
    Star Hopping for backyard astronomers by Alan MacRobert
    Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe by Ian Ridpath (Excellent reference/history of astronomy)
    Astronomy Hacks by Thompson (all about DOBs really)
    Definitive Visual Guide to Universe/Planets / Children's Night Sky Atlas by DK Publishing (this company knows how to blend wonderful pics with prose)
    Find the constellations/Stars a New way to see them by H. Rey

    I sort of regret buying:
    Uranometria/Norton Star Atlas (too advanced for me)

    Wish I lived closer to your 300+ books so I could borrow some. . .
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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    WOW!!!!

    I'm not as bad as you but I have about two dozen books, pretty well most of Astronomy Magazine from June 2010 (I just checked ) and some Sky and Telescope (I do buy a few every year even though my library does get it and allows borrowing )

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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    Did not see any of a Magazine called MODERN ASTRONOMY. Funny I cannot find a single thing about that magazine on the Internet searches. Nadda, Zilch, Zero. I still have 3 of the Modern Astronomy Magazines from 1973 as it published only 6 Magazines a year. Every 2 months. Anyone know more about this magazine?
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    Default Re: Addicted to Astronomy Books & Magazines ... does anyone else suffer, too?

    Yep! Obsession pretty well sums it up! Lol! I salute you Chief Warrant Officer! A person can not have TOO MANY books! I have one that is not on your list. "Frontiers of Astronomy" by Fred Hoyle (copyright 1953). Rather dry tho! Lol! Congrats Chief! Keep it up! I sincerely hope you have heirs that appreciate what you have accomplished. If not, I am available for adoption! Lol! Bill
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    Awesome collection. So... am I the only one with "A Dipper Full of Stars, A Beginner's Guide to the Heavens" by Lou Williams Page? I have the 1959 edition (8th printing), which my wife had when she was child, and which she studied diligently.
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