RE: (IAAC) Obj: Basel 11B - Inst: 10" f/6 Newt
In addition to various other insanities, I am also an atlas nut. I have a
couple old Becvars, Uranomaniac, Millenium, Harald-Bobroff, various form of
Sky Atlas 2000.0, and a host of smaller atlases. I don't care for the
Harald-Bobroff. I read about it while proof reading a book of Phil
Harrington's, and he liked it a lot - but I'm TOO BLOODY OLD to read those
tiny little details in the plotted symbols. I adore Millenium. I don't have
to keep switching volumes as you cross the equator. The stars are not binned,
but instead plotted in a continuous range of sizes according to VISUAL
magnitude. Star hopping through an eyepiece is nearly effortless.
Clear skies, Sue
PS: I'm still hoping prices for Uranomonotony drop now that the 'Millenium'
atlas is out: after retiring my ancient, well-marked "Atlas Coeli" and buying
Herald & Bobroff's "AstroAtlas" a few years ago, I don't often miss Urano...
But still there IS more stuff plotted in it. :(