Last updated: 7 November 2008
Subject: Objects in the Heavens, 4th Edition Released Sent: Friday, November 7, 2008 14:57:44 From: Peter Birren (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hello, Michael. Thank you for putting up the details of my book for the last year or so. Several people have found my book through your site. Now I have some real news: Objects in the Heavens, 4th Edition, has been released and is available as of 11/03/08!!! This edition has been nearly 20 months in the making and I'll unabashedly say that it turned out great. Here are some of the details of OITHv4 "by the numbers": 118 pages plus cover, digest size, black coil bound, $29.95 (autographed copies @ $24.95 on www.birrendesign.com/astro.html ) ISBN: 15536 9662-X 697 DSO's of mag 10 or brighter (21 additional v/s OITHv3.5) 206 Other than M- or NGC- objects 187 DSO's to mag 7 152 Doubles and multiple stars 137 Binocular-class objects 106 Visual associate connectors (connecting neighboring objects) 83 Single and carbon stars (carbon (red) stars new this edition) 73 DSO's from mag 10.0 to 10.5 (all new this edition) 70 Object-oriented maps created in Illustrator (all new this edition) 33 Observatory/catalog resources 22 photos by Naoyuki Kurita Subtitled "The Complete Mag-10 Northern Deep-Sky Viewing List and Fieldbook," the content, size, binding and arrangement make it the ideal at-the-scope companion for finding the great, the elusive and the overlooked galaxies, clusters, globulars and nebulae, all within reach of a 6" or better telescope. This testimonial was used in the last note I sent to you but it's powerful enough to use again: Peter- Several months ago, when you made a presentation about your book at a meeting , I was impressed. Later that evening at pizza, I asked if any of the fellows at one table had the book, and several of them said they did. Unanimously, they spoke highly of its usefulness. Thereafter, I have been pursuing its availability at a meeting we would both attend. Last night, after having bought your book at the meeting, I went through it at home in enough depth to evaluate it for my purposes. I came away with the impression that its a terrific resource. You have blended so many essential elements for planning a night of observing in any season with your obvious hands-on experience as a dedicated observer, that the value is manifold. The way it's organized, and the information imparted in a manageable space is insightful. Congratulations on making it happen. Cheery skies Jerry Chern, Northwest Suburban Astronomers member
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