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Old 27-12-2020, 03:54 PM
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Planetary Astronomy

The very popular French text on planetary astronomy has been translated, up dated and issued in English.


Well worth checking out.
http://planetary-astronomy.com/
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Thanks for the link Ken.
Book looks like it may be worth a read, if not very useful for tips and info. Bit pricey though when you convert Euros to AUD.
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I've been looking for something very like this for a while now. My sincere thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:17 PM
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This is a sister book to one we’re translating at the moment - Solar Astronomy.
This was very well received by the French solar observers and contains many amateur images and information not found else http://www.astronomiesolaire.com/index.php

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Christophe posts sporadically on the CN website, and his website is full of interesting and useful information. His latest post on the spectra of Uranus and the north pole is worth looking at.
https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/7...images-albedo/

For beginners it is well worth a look on his website, but the printed version is quite expensive (maybe better for Astro clubs to own a copy for reference purposes).
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Thanks for link...impressive work from Christophe
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I received my copy this week (5 weeks from France to Darwin - not bad considering the COVID disruptions to air freight)

Based on the quick skim I have had so far, I think this may be the best book in my Astro book collection.Everything about the book is excellent. Quality of the photos and diagrams is very good, they are sized well and easy to understand.

The translators have also done a good job in the translation to English from the French.

Once I’ve had a chance to peruse more thoroughly, I will post a better review.
Cheers Phil
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Thanks for the info. A copy is now on the way.
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Many thanks for the information on the book.

I have ordered one as well.
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Old 15-04-2021, 02:14 PM
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You won’t be disappointed.
Hopefully the sister book “Solar Astronomy “ will be available in the next couple of months.
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Thanks Ken, will definetely be waiting for the solar book as well.
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Ordered mine just now. Thanks for the info on the book. Looks like it’ll be a perfect gift for my coming birthday.

But gee whiz! We live in the 3rd decade of 21st century with all the environmental issues and no electronic version?
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I've also ordered this. The video overview on the website helped to sell it to me! Now just the wait for it to arrive.....
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Finally got the book - took a while to get to Sydney as it was sitting in France airport waiting for a flight.

All I can say it's fantastic! Beautifully made and full of information. But!

But seriously, this book must be in electronic format. Partially because it's arguably the most expensive book I ever purchased so far and that includes at least two dozens of large and thick painting and photo albums (Sebastio Salgado's Genesis, 520 pages, hardcover and at least twice larger on square size cost me less at the time of publishing). And partially because of all these good features you can use when it's in electronic format - search, markups, availability from any device etc.
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Can not complain about the packaging ... better than how I have received books from The Book Depository.
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Just picked mine up from the Post Office at first I thought the packaging was a bit mediocre. But when I got it home and opened it up it was very well (and uniquely) packaged.

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Received the book today. Really well packed and full of detail and info.
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Green eyed monster sitting here.
Where’s mine? Did one of you kidnap it in transit?
Oh, the vagaries of the Post.
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My copy arrived a couple days ago.
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Wasn't serious about green-eyed jealousy, but very pleased it arrived today. Really excellent looking at swift perusal, but now look forward to getting time to sit and read parts thoroughly.
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