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I had to make the order based on the comments above :D Let's see how it looks when it arrives.


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Arrived in mint condition here in Norway as well!

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The book is fantastic and EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Sincere thanks to all who contributed. The images are spectacular. They are really clear and show precisely the kind of thing I need such as examples of under/over processing, under/over stacking, wing shift and comparisons of features in different wavelengths and magnifications. Really delighted with it!
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The book arrived to me yesterday, with order placed 9 working days ago.
I already have its brother, the great text Planetary Astronomy.
For me it's natural to compare them: same impagination, same fonts, similar team and similar approach of the chapters.

So, if you have Planetary Astronomy, you will notice that Solar Astronomy seems almost doubled in number of weight, arguments.
And it analyzes very narrow aspects of every single argument.

The images are outstanding, but they are only a part of the entire work that preview itself as the last updated source about many aspect of study of the Sun.

It is hard to read, but I can't wait to.


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I received my copy yesterday in perfect condition, very well packed.

Thank you, Christian


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You're not making it easy for me, Rusted..... Roll on September 9th (Birthday) when I can get my hands on the book that's now gift wrapped!! :lol:

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Truly an excellent publication for any sun lover. Many thanks to everyone involved.

Stu, so close, yet so far.

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Carbon60 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:20 am You're not making it easy for me, Rusted..... Roll on September 9th (Birthday) when I can get my hands on the book that's now gift wrapped!! :lol:

Stu.
Go on! You know you want a sneak peek. :D
We promise not to tell! ;)


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Rusted wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:52 pm
Carbon60 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:20 am You're not making it easy for me, Rusted..... Roll on September 9th (Birthday) when I can get my hands on the book that's now gift wrapped!! :lol:

Stu.
Go on! You know you want a sneak peek. :D
We promise not to tell! ;)
Ha ha… it’s tucked away safely out of reach and beyond temptation :lol:

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Carbon60 wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:16 am
Ha ha… it’s tucked away safely out of reach and beyond temptation :lol:

Stu.
Pretend you are a child and it's Christmas.
Try looking in the wardrobe? ;)


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My copy was ordered this morning, I will be eagerly looking out for the postie on his little motorbike.
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I’m glad to hear the positive comments from the guys who have received the English version. I would feel comfortable offering a full refund to anybody who feels that the content doesn’t live up to the reviews.
The blood sweat and tears that went into the translation seem to be well rewarded.
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A real solar photo bible, I got the french version last year, a book you must have if you're serious.


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Book ordered. I cannot wait!


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starting to read now
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Hi to all!

I received this great Solar Book yesterday! I need to say - this is an Encyclopedia that any lover of solar photography should have. I'm very impressed. :hamster:
This remarkable designed edition with a huge number of photos, equipments, techiques, fundamental knowledge and so on and so on and so on.
Thanks a lot for Christian and all colleges who took part in the compilation of this book! :bow

Special big thanks to Christian for signing the book!!!

I recommend to all to order this book!

Have a nice sunny days!

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I just got my personal copy.
Great respect to all the authors who created the Bible for Sun amateurs
Thanks to Christian for the autograph!
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I've had the book for a week or so now and I'm working my way through it. It's a stunning book and puts all other solar books I've seen or got into oblivion. It is absolutely stuffed with detailed information and wonderful images. I realise I still have a lot to learn and try out with my set up. I agree with Rusted's view above.
A big thanks to Christian and his fellow contributors for creating this book, it's truly excellent and it is worth every penny and more.
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Just got my copy in 1 week (to Canada). Looks fantastic. Just in time, as my new Lunt 60 should be arriving in a week or so.


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My copy is on its way , It was returned to the publisher as it ended up in Austria not Australia.

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:hamster:

Ordered my copy, can't wait to read it.

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Hi,

The Book might be good but the after Sales Service of AXILONE seems not to be that good.

I ordered the book on September 1st and paid via Paypal, my credit card was promptly charged , and shipping to an address in Germany as I had some communication with Jean-Phillippe C.... about the shipping method and I came up with the conclusion that shipping directly to Mexico via parcel post is a risk. I am still waiting for a parcel from Roumania send 2 years ago with TRACKING number ...

OK so far so good, but up to now after sending an e-mail 6 days later and 9 days later I have no answer ...

According to their info, well, thioe are just promises and promises are ephemeral. At least an answer saying, It was shipped or Sorry we have a lot to do and it will take a bit longer would be a nice saletiquette ... :lol:

Rainer

PS I was a salesman for more then 45 years and know what after sales service means and offers ... either a happy customer or a never returning customer ...

Rant over ... :evil:

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rsfoto wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:41 pm Hi,

The Book might be good but the after Sales Service of AXILONE seems not to be that good.

I ordered the book on September 1st and paid via Paypal, my credit card was promptly charged , and shipping to an address in Germany as I had some communication with Jean-Phillippe C.... about the shipping method and I came up with the conclusion that shipping directly to Mexico via parcel post is a risk. I am still waiting for a parcel from Roumania send 2 years ago with TRACKING number ...

OK so far so good, but up to now after sending an e-mail 6 days later and 9 days later I have no answer ...

According to their info, well, thioe are just promises and promises are ephemeral. At least an answer saying, It was shipped or Sorry we have a lot to do and it will take a bit longer would be a nice saletiquette ... :lol:

Rainer

PS I was a salesman for more then 45 years and know what after sales service means and offers ... either a happy customer or a never returning customer ...

Rant over ... :evil:


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You just have to stir with a Stick in a Wasp nest and suddenly the machinery starts to roll ...

Got my tracking number today after it was delivered yesterday at the adress in Germany ...

They could have spared this message if they would have answered the day I wrote them for the first time ...

And no, there is no e-mail from AXILONE in my SPAM / JUNK folder ...


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Hi All,

Has anyone managed to read it cover to cover ? A review or opinion would be much appreciated, many thanks.
Would any of this solar astronomy be out of date by the time I will have read it ??

Fantastic book, but I would like to take a look. Is it available in a library, e.g. British Library as my house is full of books already !

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Boso36 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:14 pm Hi All,

Has anyone managed to read it cover to cover ? A review or opinion would be much appreciated, many thanks.
Would any of this solar astronomy be out of date by the time I will have read it ??

Fantastic book, but I would like to take a look. Is it available in a library, e.g. British Library as my house is full of books already !

Magnus
Hi Magnus,

As you have read in the message before my book copy is in Germany and now I am waiting to get it to Mexico.

¿ Out of date ? Knowing the Sun a tiny bit , any book, written even tomorrow, is already out of date because the Sun gives us a daily surprise and will do it for the next 4.5 billion years.

On the other hand, no I am not a lawyer, the worlds knowledge about the Sun as of today has increased exponentially since the first scientists started to study the Sun and so I would say any book about the Sun is a good read. I do own some others and every book has something new in it.

Honestly Euro € 69.00 will not break any Sun lover's bank. It did not break mine even I am living on a retiree income from Germany which is not much and I still have to pay on it 20% income Tax :shock: There are much more expensive books and they are worse. Looking at the few pages depicted on the website IMHO is already worth buying it and even if one just takes a look at the pretty images ... unfortunately none of my images did make it into the book :( :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Also your Grandchildren will enjoy it. Look at it from that point of view.

And no, I am not being paid by AXILONE for this shameless plug in :lol: :lol: :lol:

regards Rainer


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