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Old 25-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the update Suzy, hope they are right.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:03 AM
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Here's the email I got from the Book Depository yesterday.

Different release date to Malcolm's email. :shrug:

Quote:Thank you for your message.
I can confirm the publishers have advised us that this title should be released on 31st December 2012.
Any orders for this title will be shipped shortly after this date as soon as we receive stock from our supplier. 
Kind Regards,Leah Graham,Customer Advisor __________________
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Now The Book Depository is saying 31st January ...
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Now The Book Depository is saying 31st January ...
I have it ordered through booktopia and that also says to be released on the 31st of Jan, so hopefully I receive it by the first week of Feb.
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:21 AM
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Has anyone had an update on the release of this book?
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:33 AM
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Has anyone had an update on the release of this book?
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Just checked with book depository UK and there is 2 days to go for delivery by them.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:03 AM
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I emailed The Book Depository UK yesterday regarding my order for Southern Gems. Here is the reply this morning.

"Hi
Your order is currently awaiting publication and is due to be released on 28th February 2013. It will be dispatched to you shortly after this date as soon as we have received it from our supplier.
If you no longer wish to wait and would like to cancel the order, please confirm."

I am going to go back and ask how firm this new release date is.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:14 AM
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From the Cambridge University Press website.

Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems
Stephen James O'Meara

Hardback

(ISBN-13: 9781107015012)
Also available in Adobe eBook
Not yet published - available from May 2013

http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalog...7015012&ss=cop
Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems
Stephen James O'Meara

Adobe eBook Reader

(ISBN-13: 9781139847995)
Also available in Hardback
Printed version publication planned for March 2013


Are we having our collective chains yanked by the booksellers??

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:07 PM
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I emailed The Book Depository UK yesterday regarding my order for Southern Gems. Here is the reply this morning.

"Hi
Your order is currently awaiting publication and is due to be released on 28th February 2013. It will be dispatched to you shortly after this date as soon as we have received it from our supplier.
If you no longer wish to wait and would like to cancel the order, please confirm."

I am going to go back and ask how firm this new release date is.

Michael.
I have just had an update from my supplier that states that publication date has been delayed and the expected release date has been amended to 26th March 2013.

So, don't get too excited about receiving any time in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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I got all excited to order this as a birthday present for a friend - alas the website said "another 25 days to go"! - Blow!

Will have to call Steve Massey (MyAstroshop) to see if his book is available instead

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Interesting..book world.com.au has it available now as an ebook.
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Are we having our collective chains yanked by the booksellers??

Michael.
Maybe O'Meara is still shooting the pics...
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OICURMT,

as someone who has been through this exercise recently I can assure you that Steve O'Maera will have very lttle imput into what is happpening with the publishers.

In my case I am the co-authour of the recently released "Imaging Southern Skies," published by Springer Inernational. The book finally came out 11 months after we finished working on it. It was meant to have been released at the end of October 2012. It finally came out in mid January this year and we (Stephen Chadwick and I) were the last to know about it!

I guess with the bigger publishing companies your book can be just one of hundreds that they are working on at any one time. I doubt that astronomy books rank highly even with well read authors like Steve O'Maera.

I am reviewing a preliminary version of "Southern Gems," at the moment. All I can say is that it will be well worth the wait.

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Hi Ian,

So many of us are getting very irritated at the long wait, and I want to thank you so much for shedding some light. Very glad to know the book will be worth the wait, yaaay!

It's been the longest wait ever- nothing more frustrating than having astro dollars to spend and not being able to spend it. I decided to hold off on purchasing the book on the pre-order deal- so glad I didn't.

Ian, thank goodness I have your new book (Imaging the Southern Sky) to keep me satisfied in the mean time. I'm loving it and it has become one of my favourite books! I love how each object has got two separate sections on the page- one for observing and the other for imaging, with a very clear easy to see greyed out box with the recommended camera settings. I haven't gotten involved in the imaging side yet, but the observing sections are keeping me very happy.

I had a real "WoW" moment when I read in your book under NGC 3532 (The Wishing Well Cluster- although your book refers to it as the "Black Arrow Cluster"), that Sir John Herschel said, "The most brilliant object of its kind I have ever seen". This has always been my number one most favourite cluster (& one of the first objects I'd observed too), I also suggest it frequently for people to take a look, but I thought it was just me! Wow, I'm amongst greatness in sharing that opinion aren't I?! See.. talk about a real wow moment!

But I've never noticed the arrow until you mentioned it in the book. Ron (AstroRon) said he saw it once but I thought he had a great imagination. If you're reading this Ron: I take it back.
So Ian, learning heaps of stuff from your book already!
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But I've never noticed the arrow until you mentioned it in the book. Ron (AstroRon) said he saw it once but I thought he had a great imagination. If you're reading this Ron: I take it back.

Suzy, Some people are observers and some just look
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:37 AM
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The Black Arrow Cluster

Hi Suzy,

Re seeing the "Black Arrow," in NGC 3532, it must be a magnification thing. at low powers it can be hard to discern, but at medium powers it hits you straight away!

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Book depository is NOW saying 29 days to go. Hope it's not April Fools day joke!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:13 PM
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Suzy, Some people are observers and some just look
Cheers
Hey I see pennies in a fountain $$$$$$- I'm a girl that's where the eyes go. But rest assured, that arrow will be found. Perhaps someone's a wee bit jealous that Hershcell and I share the same favourite cluster me thinx.

Ian, thanks for the tip- I will definitely throw on medium power next time. I always tend to observe this with high power because I love the effect of a zillion stars edge to edge of the field of view.

Allan- Really? Another month?! Oh. Well, astrononomy has taught me a great deal of patience. So wait I will. Good to know I'm amongst others feeling the same pain- this thread is nearly turning into a support group- oh well it's helping me anyway .
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Hey I see pennies in a fountain $$$$$$- I'm a girl that's where the eyes go. But rest assured, that arrow will be found. Perhaps someone's a wee bit jealous that Hershcell and I share the same favourite cluster me thinx.
Suzy,that is why I observe an object with a variety of eyepieces so I can see all the object has to offer
You should try it sometime
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FYI, it's available for download in ePub format from bookworld.com.au for $28....just for those who can't wait any longer
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amazon have the kindle edn for $30 -book for 40 (says release dateis apr 30)
thats fairly highly priced for a kindle edn compared with hardcover
contains 120 dunlop obj
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