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    Quote Originally Posted by sketrip View Post
    It is pretty isn't it!
    The bonehead from the USPS folded it to get it in the mailbox...... IF it had been across the spine you would
    have seen me on the news beating the hapless soul with it. Actually that is on Amazon - last purchase from
    them on a book of value. $100 worth of book should earn a box instead of bubblevope.

    From the time you opened it to the time you next looked up how long was it?
    I think I lost an hour....

    Congrats Frankie!
    Wow! Yes! Folded into the mailbox in the same bubblevope! Insane! Put this thing in a %#@*&%$# box!

    But yes, it is amazing. I sat down with it for an hour or so last night and was really impressed with the quality and detail of the sketchings. It really goes deep, with many items that I'm sure are way beyond my current viewing ability. But at the same time I think that's a lot of what keeps pushing us forward in the field, trying to achieve that next level of observability. I've only gotten a brief distance through it thus far, and not even to the Cygnus (my favorite) area yet. Oh lawd!! I just know this book is gonna make me buy some new equipment.
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    Default Re: Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide

    I love field guides - this one is just stunning - I hope the NSOG's don't get jealous. Cygnus, what a great place to hang out.

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    I just know this book is gonna make me buy some new equipment.
    Like we needed an excuse
    Yes honey, I NEED the obsession to verify the accuracy of the new guide!
    Moving on.......

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    Default Re: Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by sketrip View Post
    I love field guides - this one is just stunning - I hope the NSOG's don't get jealous. Cygnus, what a great place to hang out.



    Like we needed an excuse
    Yes honey, I NEED the obsession to verify the accuracy of the new guide!
    That's a very plausible excuse for me. In the end, all scientific discoveries do require a certain level of validation.
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    Default Re: Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide

    After some consideration and passing it by the financial officer I put in the order for the Field Edition. Strangely enough this is considerably cheaper buying it from the German Amazon site rather than in the UK (still for the English version). Anyway.. looking forward to receiving it later this week!

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    So the guide arrived yesterday and all well so I gave a good look over in the evening. Lots of interesting objects are included in the guide rather than just sticking to the brightest ones. I think that I would use it at the moment to plan my session and place them in a list for the night in Sky Safari as I use this for star hopping although I’d like to give it a go using just the Interstellarum atlas and guide with the scope to see how it goes!

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    Default Re: Interstellarum Deep Sky Guide

    That's awesome, Dave! Glad you finally got your hands on one. I haven't had mine out at the scope yet. Actually since receiving mine, the weather and other obligations have only allowed me outside maybe twice. This winter totally sucks! Like you, I will probably use it initially as more of a pre-planning and reference tool to make SkySafari or noted lists.
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    I am sure you will enjoy the new atlas Dave, very nice.
    I usually pplan inside with mine and take a list to the telescope.
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