[AZ-Observing] Re: Amazing book bargain

  • From: Wayne Westlake <24launch@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:08:11 -0700

A friend of mine was up at the Mogollon Rim this weekend.  He said clouds
would build up and it would rain about a half hour in the afternoon but by
sunset it was clear and the nigh skies were gorgeous.  They were camping in
the forest so not great for the telescope but he said about a 10 minute
drive and there was a great flat area with an unobstructed view from ESE all
the way around to the WNW.  He said with the dampness it got quite cold at
night but with the frequent daytime rain there weren't any fire


On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 9:40 PM, <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I just picked up a copy of "Cosmos-A Field Guide" in the Bargain Book
> > section at Borders Books in the Mesa Superstition Mall for $20.  This is
> a
> > 14" x 17" large format splashy book like many before, but it is of
> amazing
> > quality and interest.  The stars are commonly pinpoints rather than blobs
> > and nearly all the images are of better quality than I have seen printed
> > before. Extraordinary quality, really. The 5-frames showing growth of the
> > Monoceros light echo are worth the price alone.  So is the high
> resolution
> > image of Io in front of Jupiter.  So is...ah well, you get the point.
> > There is also tons of useful information.
> >
> > I quit buying splashy astro image books long ago because I thought the
> > images looked better on my computer screen.  This book is better, IMHO.
> > No, I have no financial or other interest in the book or in Borders. It's
> > just that the Arizona Monsoon is a-cummin'in soon
> Hmmm. I thought we were already in it (-:  I have been hearing thunder off
> in the mountains just like during the monsoon. It is clear in the morning
> but then clouds start forming around the mountains around noon and it
> eventually rains. Just like the monsoon (-:
> Stan

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