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Old 15-11-2006, 07:12 AM
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Review: Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes

Hi All

Trevor (OneOfOne) has kindly written a book review of Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes.

You can read the review on the IceInSpace Reviews page, or directly by clicking on the link below:

Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes

Many thanks to Trevor for writing the review!

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Old 16-11-2006, 05:24 AM
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Hartung's list.

Hartung's list of DSO is at:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...hlight=hartung
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A file suitable for uploading to the Argonavis digital setting circles is at the "Files" section of the Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer User's Group at yahoo groups:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/a...guid=210649769

Note that you need to be a member to access the file. This file includes the full 1000+ objects in this book.
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There seems to be a few different versions of this book, aside from the second edition, Can someone lucky enough to own this book please post the isbn for me or let me know the best place to get a copy.

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Old 26-06-2007, 08:04 PM
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My hardback 2nd edition is as follows:

ISBN 0 522 84553 3.
Melbourne University Press
1995

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Awesome thanks heaps
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Good luck with your quest, but as discussed here fairly recently it may not be that easy to find a copy ....

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...Hartungs+print

I wish you good hunting!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:00 AM
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Hartung's 1st Edition

I recall back in 1969 when I was a cadet engineer in Sydney haunting the various second hand bookshops in George St, Sydney. Hartung's "Astronomical Objects" must have been in the window of one of the bookshops for a couple of months at least but at a cost of $6.75 it made a fair dent in my $30 a week pay packet. I gave in to temptation and can honestly say it is the most memorable and satisfying book purchases I have ever made. It has been used on countless occasions, lent out to various fellow amateur astronomers over the years yet is still in quite excellent condition. I bought the 2nd Edition in 1995 from Melbourne University Press at a far greater cost of course and while it is a great book it did not evoke the same feeling I had for the 1st Edition. These days both books sit in the bookshelf except when I read this thread, now it is time to re-acquaint myself with a couple of old friends.

A word of advice, cover your books with a good quality plastic sleeve/dust jacket in the first instance, it will keep them in perfect condition for many years. I have attached some scanned pages of the 1st Ed for people who may be interested.
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I love this book. I lugged a copy of the hardback edition back from Australia to the UK in 1997, well worth it.
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Yes it is an awesome book, a must for every southern telescope owner. but
as mentioned above is becoming harder to find.

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The book is available through Amazon Books in the US.

I have just taken delivery of my copy - absolutely superb. Cost was around $170.00 Aust.

Even smells like a 'proper' book!!
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Hartung Memories

I was in South Africa in the 1970's when I heard about Hartung's book. I was lucky enough to be able to contact him and request his help to find a copy; he did better than that, he sent me one of his copies which he had annotated with corrections.... certainly a wonderful piece of work.... will always be in the library.....
Unfortunately by the time I came to Oz, he had died and the bushfires wiped out the observatory; I did go up to Lavender Farm just to see..............
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