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Sky Atlas 2000.0 2ed Deluxe Edition: Twenty-six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions
Sky Atlas 2000.0 2ed Deluxe Edition: Twenty-six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions
by Wil Tirion
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good desk charts, 23 Jan. 2013
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This was bought as a present to replace my aging Atlas Coeli. It's almost exactly the same size with well printed and clear charts although the arrangement of charts is different and the Coeli charts are hand drawn rather than plotted.

This type of atlas is really for use on a desk for planning or checking rather than ouside at the eyepiece - it's just too big and paper does not cope with dew for long. I use laminated A4 maps of similar scale outside having planned from a map inside. The index charts could be better presented possibly as a loose sheet as well if like me you work from the constellations and star hop rather than use co ordinates. That's really my only gripe (and with Atlas Coeli - but I'm used to that by now!)

The overlay sheet stores quite neatly inside the atlas being thinner than the version supplied with Coeli that one needs a pocket making or it gets lost which this one shouldn't.

If you want to use it outside get the laminated version, but if you like looking over maps this is a nice set for your desk. If it's only for outside use remember you won't see the colours with a red light and it needs a desk, holding down in the wind and keeping dry.


5 Star Superstrong Archive Storage Box Foolscap W307xD403xH320mm Blue [Pack of 10]
5 Star Superstrong Archive Storage Box Foolscap W307xD403xH320mm Blue [Pack of 10]
Price: £22.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great durable boxes, 3 Aug. 2012
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Excellent easy to assemble box and over 6 months in a damp barn and out house have proved very duarable. Strongly recommended


Panasonic KX-TG6412ET DECT Twin Digital Cordless Phone Set - Black
Panasonic KX-TG6412ET DECT Twin Digital Cordless Phone Set - Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good features, 21 Aug. 2010
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This was bought as a replacement for a BT system which died. The Panasonic phone set provides good, useable features and much clearer audio than others we have had over the years. Other reviewers have not liked the ring tones, but we have found them quite acceptable. All in all, a good system and good value for money.


Standard Handbook of Telescope Making
Standard Handbook of Telescope Making
by Neal Eltinge Howard
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Edition Standard Handbook of Telescope Making, 10 July 2010
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A revised edition of one of the two classic books on telescope making the other being Jean Texereau's How to make a telescope. While nowhere near as comprehensive as Texereau it contains enough information for a beginner without the mathematics or being frightening. The section on fibreglass components is excellent and the Stellafane website has a wealth of information to fill in the gaps in Howard's book. I found the section in Howard's book on the accuracy of figuring, ie how far from perfect you can be and still have it work well, to be it's weakest point but no longer a problem if you have access to the Stellafane site with it's articles and software.


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