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Hello all, I was wondering if anyone knows where to buy the jumbo edition ?
I have been looking on the internet but no luck and Sky & Telescope’s own site their link takes me to “ page not found “ ?
I understand the jumbo is better for older eyes due to its size .
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As far as I can tell, it's out of print. I did find this link for a used copy. A bit pricey, tho...lol...Does it have to be that book? You could look into "Turn Left at Orion" by Guy Consolmagno and David M. Davis or "Nightwatch" by Terrence Dickinsin.

https://www.abebooks.com/Sky-Telescopes ... GwQAvD_BwE
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Have you checked the classifieds on Cloudy Nights?
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Looking a bit more, I found this. It's the 2006 version...

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When I use printed atlases in the field I bring with me magnifying glass. Works like a charm even under red light. :)
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Razz wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:43 pm As far as I can tell, it's out of print. I did find this link for a used copy. A bit pricey, tho...lol...Does it have to be that book? You could look into "Turn Left at Orion" by Guy Consolmagno and David M. Davis or "Nightwatch" by Terrence Dickinsin.

https://www.abebooks.com/Sky-Telescopes ... GwQAvD_BwE
I thought so as far as being out of print and yeah it’s pricy even used .
Those other books you mentioned are on my radar but was hoping to get this one.
That’s buddy and BTW I did pull the trigger on the Apertura AD 8” .
Thanks for the help ,Frank
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pakarinen wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:50 pm Have you checked the classifieds on Cloudy Nights?
Funny you say that I tried to joking that forum and kept getting an error message stating “ you are not allowed to join this community”🤷🏼‍♂️
I emailed the admin and I am awaiting a reply [image][/image]
Thanks for the advise I appreciate itFrank
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Razz wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:54 pm Looking a bit more, I found this. It's the 2006 version...

I saw that, again crazy price and the jumbo edition was issued in 2015 ,so I guess that’s the “ newest “ edition but it’s out of print!
Thanks for the help this is a great group,Frank
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Bigzmey wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:36 am When I use printed atlases in the field I bring with me magnifying glass. Works like a charm even under red light. :)
That’s a great idea if I can’t find the jumbo edition
I have The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide, 4 th edition on the way but it’s a hardcover book,I don’t think it’s suited for the field, I have that and the Guide to the Stars also on the way as well as the Apertura AD 8” scope.
Thanks for being so helpful I appreciate it ,Frank
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Here's a post over at CN that lists many free alternatives to the S&T PSA. Check it out.
https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/7053 ... ee-guides/

Also, don't forget that the popular planetarium programs (Stellarium, Cartes du Ciel, SkyTech X) all free, can print out any custom star chart you can think of.
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Frankskywatcher wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:59 am
Razz wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:54 pm Looking a bit more, I found this. It's the 2006 version...

I saw that, again crazy price and the jumbo edition was issued in 2015 ,so I guess that’s the “ newest “ edition but it’s out of print!
Thanks for the help this is a great group,Frank
Read the description...that is the Jumbo edition from 2006...
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I just checked the CN classifieds. No PSA listed for sale right now.
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pakarinen wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:10 pm I just checked the CN classifieds. No PSA listed for sale right now.
Thank you because for some reason I can not get on to that groups platform and I messaged the Admins but haven’t heard from them.
Every time I try to access it ( it says I joined ) I get this error message
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CN is not always a friendly place for discussion, so you might be better off without it. But people should make their own decisions...
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Thanks for that advise I was already getting that vibe.
What I find amusing is that all their “ hype” on the internet pretty much says that they are an “ inclusive “ but I don’t think so and so be it because I really like it here anyway !!
Again thanks for the heads up !😁
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Nothing useful to add to this conversation other than to say I am amused by a "Jumbo Edition" of a "pocket" book.

Kind of like Jumbo Shrimp.
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From what I’ve been reading the pocket size wasn’t very pocket sized either !😁
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THANK YOU !!
Thank you so much Bigzmey for the Pocket Sky Atlas !
This book is now out of print and even the used copies that I tracked down were going for $40.00 !
The book is like brand new,I’m so blown away by your generosity thank you so much and I’m blown away at how helpful this group is thanks for letting me be a part of it !
All the Best Frank
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Frankskywatcher wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:24 pm THANK YOU !!
Thank you so much Bigzmey for the Pocket Sky Atlas !
This book is now out of print and even the used copies that I tracked down were going for $40.00 !
The book is like brand new,I’m so blown away by your generosity thank you so much and I’m blown away at how helpful this group is thanks for letting me be a part of it !
All the Best Frank
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You are most welcome Frank! I hope you get as much fun out of it as I did.
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Mounts: SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; iOptron: AZMP; ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; UA: MicroStar; Farpoint: UBM.
Binos: Canon: IS 15x50; Celestron (Vixen) Giant 20x80; Orion: Binoviewer, LG II 15x70, WV 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & 2xXFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptics & Plossls; ES: 68, 62; Vixen: 2xSLVs; Baader: 2xBCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV, Meade: Plossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: 2" prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S, 6-color set; Astronomik: UHC.
Observing: DSOs: 2407 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 1907, S110: 77). Doubles: 1591, Comets: 22, Asteroids: 117
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Thank you so much my friend I’m loving it !!
Gee if I had known there was so much to see I would have started decades ago !
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