Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

  1. #1
    sketrip's Avatar
    sketrip is offline ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Points: 25,279, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NE Kansas
    Posts
    2,856
    Points
    25,279
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked 1,201x 852 Posts

    Default Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist



    While going through this thread Frankie started last month:
    Crazy pricing on "Atlas of the Messier Objects"
    I had to look up the pricing at the usual used book haunts, going down the rabbit hole found this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Sky-Obse...qid=1552611966

    Coe's 2nd edition of this book (Deep Sky Observing: An Astronomical Tour) had tempted me - I just have a hard time plunking down the cash for the Patrick Moore series books new (that's just me, YMMV) and since his passing the used version on Amazon is more than new. Whilst perusing found the 1st edition used in good condition with Author's Signature on the title page. $3.92 for the book, $3.99 for shipping making a whopping total of $7.91USD

    Authentic or not on the signature I couldn't really get hurt and the trigger was pulled as we all lamented elevating used book prices.
    It arrived in good order about a week later.



    A shout out to the seller on Amazon, the book is good + condition and looks like it only suffered shelf wear.
    The vendor, should you ever run across them on Amazon was mlangestore. The only marking in it original owner's sig and date of acquisition. I kinda wondered if it was acquired at an event with the Author


    And the title page

    The book is highly interesting, the first 8 chapters Coe's advise on everything from location to filters. Enjoyable to read from an almost 20 year old treatise on observing & note what does & does not change. Spoiler Alert - in visual observing not that much....


    The meat (for me) is in the next chapters as Coe goes through observing galaxies, clusters, nebula etc.
    With each type of object background information is given with insight to observing them.
    He then list observation of the objects with his drawing - my favorite part - and observing notes from binoculars to 6" & 13" instruments with increasing magnification.

    I enjoy the notes and drawing most - always compare to my observations at the end of a session. (Why NSOG is my go to field guide)


    So there you have it - the latest acquisition for my sagging book shelves.
    Authentic or not on the sig this becomes a valued addition to the collection - feel a bit like I stole this one.

    Best & thanks for reading.
    Steve
    Moving on.......

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to sketrip For This Useful Post:

    bladekeeper (03-15-2019),combat48 (03-15-2019),Gabby76 (03-15-2019),helicon64 (03-15-2019),j.gardavsky (03-15-2019),SpyderwerX (03-15-2019)

  3. #2
    combat48's Avatar
    combat48 is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 40,866, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Culpeper, VA, USA
    Posts
    6,192
    Points
    40,866
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,931
    Thanked 2,664x 1,872 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Looks like a great addition to your astronomical collection! Thanks for sharing.

    Dave
    sketrip likes this.
    Unitron Refractors (60mm, 75mm, 102mm, and 125mm); Stellarvue SV110ED; Brandon 94; Zeiss Telementor T-1

    "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to combat48 For This Useful Post:

    sketrip (03-15-2019)

  5. #3
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 79,966, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Live: Slovakia Work: Canada
    Posts
    18,512
    Points
    79,966
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,550
    Thanked 5,836x 4,891 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Very nice Steve, it looks like a enjoyable read.
    sketrip likes this.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Gabby76 For This Useful Post:

    sketrip (03-15-2019)

  7. #4
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is online now Super Moderator
    Points: 299,356, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    38,444
    Points
    299,356
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    28,984
    Thanked 17,542x 11,997 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Congrats on the score, Steve, and thanks for the pics and review!
    sketrip likes this.
    Bryan

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    sketrip (03-15-2019)

  9. #5
    j.gardavsky's Avatar
    j.gardavsky is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 108,848, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 92.0%
    Achievements:
    Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts AchievementFirst 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14,186
    Points
    108,848
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    14,182
    Thanked 8,636x 5,621 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Hello Steve,

    I have this book, and it is really very nice. I envy you because of the Steve's Coe signature, ready to pay premium for a swap.

    A counterpart book is Ronald Stoyan's Deep Sky Reiseführer, describing what you can see and sketch through the small telescopes, like the supermarket 114mm Newtons up to the 120mm APO refractors, nearly 300 sketches.
    I have the first edition in German, but without Stoyan's signature.

    Best,

    JG
    Binoculars: Leica Ultravid 7x42, 8x42HD; Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision; Nikon 10x70 Astroluxe; Docter Nobilem 7x50 Porro; Jenoptem 7x50W, 10x50W; BA8: 10.5x70, 15x85; 25x100FB, AsahiPentax 8x40, Refractors: Sky-Watcher 150mm/750mm; Leica APO Televid 82mm (25x-50x WW ASPH); EPs:Baader Classic Orthos; Fujiyama ortho, Leica B WW, ultrawide zoom ASPH, Periplan GF, HC Plan S, L; DOCTER UWA; Wild UW mil; Tele Vue Delos, Nagler Zoom, Plössls; Swarovski SW; Pentax XW; ZEISS diascope B WW T*, Carl Zeiss E-Pl; Hensoldt mil; Filters: Astrodon, Astronomik, Baader (CCD), TS;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : AstroTrac; Leica R7: Leica 2/50, 2/90mm, 2.8/180mm lenses
    Astronomy Forum Rules and Terms of Service
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  10. #6
    SpyderwerX's Avatar
    SpyderwerX is online now Neutron Sequence
    Points: 23,378, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    upstate SC
    Posts
    4,510
    Points
    23,378
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,955
    Thanked 1,259x 1,001 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    That's a great find, Steve! And a bargain also. Congrats! This is one I hope to add to collection myself. You probably just doubled the going price.
    ~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off.
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Celestron CPC1100 SCT...
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Atlas EQ-G (EQ6) & Celestron AVX...
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    180 Mak...SkyWatcher ST150 & ST102...Orion ST80
    TeleVue Everbrite & Baader BBHS mirror and prism diagonals
    EPs: TeleVue (NJ) Plossls, Widefields, Panoptics and Naglers + 3-6 zoom: ...volcano top (T) Orthos & Kellners...Leitz Periplans...TeleVue, Astronomik, Lumicon & Baader filters..

  11. #7
    sketrip's Avatar
    sketrip is offline ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Points: 25,279, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NE Kansas
    Posts
    2,856
    Points
    25,279
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked 1,201x 852 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Quote Originally Posted by combat48 View Post
    Looks like a great addition to your astronomical collection! Thanks for sharing.

    Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Very nice Steve, it looks like a enjoyable read.
    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Congrats on the score, Steve, and thanks for the pics and review!
    Thank You!
    Moving on.......

  12. #8
    sketrip's Avatar
    sketrip is offline ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Points: 25,279, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NE Kansas
    Posts
    2,856
    Points
    25,279
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked 1,201x 852 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Steve,

    I have this book, and it is really very nice. I envy you because of the Steve's Coe signature, ready to pay premium for a swap.

    A counterpart book is Ronald Stoyan's Deep Sky Reiseführer, describing what you can see and sketch through the small telescopes, like the supermarket 114mm Newtons up to the 120mm APO refractors, nearly 300 sketches.
    I have the first edition in German, but without Stoyan's signature.

    Best,

    JG
    Thank you JG Are you sure you'd want to swap? by the time I'm done it will be in Fair + condition.
    Reiseführer - You've added to my limited dialog - see where the new version goes for about $60 USD. Wish my Deutsch was good enough to completely enjoy it. First editions of this kind are treasures - they get the honored spot on the bookshelf.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    That's a great find, Steve! And a bargain also. Congrats! This is one I hope to add to collection myself. You probably just doubled the going price.
    Still obtainable in very good condition for less than 8 bucks:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...condition=used
    Thanks, Frankie. Hasn't doubled yet Move quick

    I'm not helping either - just got the one on Astronomical Sketching for $11
    j.gardavsky and SpyderwerX like this.
    Moving on.......

  13. #9
    j.gardavsky's Avatar
    j.gardavsky is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 108,848, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 92.0%
    Achievements:
    Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts AchievementFirst 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14,186
    Points
    108,848
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    14,182
    Thanked 8,636x 5,621 Posts

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Quote Originally Posted by sketrip View Post
    Thank you JG Are you sure you'd want to swap? by the time I'm done it will be in Fair + condition.
    Reiseführer - You've added to my limited dialog - see where the new version goes for about $60 USD. Wish my Deutsch was good enough to completely enjoy it. First editions of this kind are treasures - they get the honored spot on the bookshelf.
    ...
    Hello Steve,

    my suggestion has been just that sort of the intuitive automatic writing.
    You won't part with your book signed by Steve Coe, and I can't replace the first edition of the Stoyan's drawings.
    Anyway, you won't believe what details in the galaxies and nebulae Stoyan has pulled through his 120mm APO frac.

    Best,

    JG
    sketrip likes this.
    Binoculars: Leica Ultravid 7x42, 8x42HD; Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision; Nikon 10x70 Astroluxe; Docter Nobilem 7x50 Porro; Jenoptem 7x50W, 10x50W; BA8: 10.5x70, 15x85; 25x100FB, AsahiPentax 8x40, Refractors: Sky-Watcher 150mm/750mm; Leica APO Televid 82mm (25x-50x WW ASPH); EPs:Baader Classic Orthos; Fujiyama ortho, Leica B WW, ultrawide zoom ASPH, Periplan GF, HC Plan S, L; DOCTER UWA; Wild UW mil; Tele Vue Delos, Nagler Zoom, Plössls; Swarovski SW; Pentax XW; ZEISS diascope B WW T*, Carl Zeiss E-Pl; Hensoldt mil; Filters: Astrodon, Astronomik, Baader (CCD), TS;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : AstroTrac; Leica R7: Leica 2/50, 2/90mm, 2.8/180mm lenses
    Astronomy Forum Rules and Terms of Service
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to j.gardavsky For This Useful Post:

    sketrip (03-15-2019)

  15. #10
    KT4HX's Avatar
    KT4HX is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 99,566, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    11,710
    Points
    99,566
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,393
    Thanked 8,019x 4,327 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200

    Default Re: Steven R Coe's Deep Sky Observing - The Astronomical Tourist

    Nice acquisition Steve. Always great when you can come across such a find for an excellent price. All that money you saved you can get a manicure! Your hands remind me of my own - dry, cold weather hands.

    FYI, I will eventually do a write up of my impressions of the H-B AstroAtlas.
    Alan || My DSO Blog:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Astro Sky 17.5 f/4.5 Dob || Apertura AD12 f/5 Dob || Zhumell Z10 f/4.9 Dob
    ES AR127 f/6.5 and ES ED80 f/6 on Twilight-II Mount
    ES 82° 24mm thru 4.7mm
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Astronomers: We look into the past to see our future.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Astronomical League's Binocular Deep Sky Program
    By MistrBadgr in forum Astronomy Reports Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-19-2017, 07:22 AM
  2. Astronomical League Observing List
    By OMD Stargazer in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-17-2017, 03:45 PM
  3. Astronomical League Observing Programs
    By cozmo1967 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-04-2013, 01:07 AM
  4. Deep Sky Observing
    By Jespola in forum General Stargazing Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2013, 11:24 PM
  5. Astronomical League’s Deep Sky Binocular
    By markan in forum Astronomy Reports Forum
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 02-06-2013, 03:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 08:30 PM.