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Noel Carboni has just re-processed an earlier image of ours – IC405 & IC410, the Flaming Star nebula and companion in the constellation Auriga.  Auriga is sitting overhead right now during our crisp winter evenings and it  is in a perfect position for imaging the many clusters & nebulae that lie within.  This image features in our Springer publication “Star Vistas” published Spring 2009.

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The price has now shot back up to £29.23 with only a 19% saving over RRP.  I have no idea what’s going on here.

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Just had two new publications for 2010 come through the post this morning – the Astronomy Now 2010 Yearbook & Patrick Moore’s 2010 Yearbook of Astronomy.  Why?  Because Noel & I managed to get an “Astronomy Now readers’ pictures of the year” with our February 2009 comet Lulin image and I wrote an article for Patrick’s 2010 Yearbook called “Hyperstar imaging at the New Forest Observatory” which includes Noel/Greg images both from the Hyperstar III and from the Sky 90/M25C.  I would also like to thank Keith Cooper for including Star Vistas in the “Books of the Year” section of the Astronomy Now 2010 Yearbook – thank you Keith 🙂

Well it was very nice to receive the above and get a little lift from this absolutely foul weather we’ve been suffering.  Monsoons and gales means I haven’t taken an image for a very long time now – the last one was a frame for the Heart nebula – and that was on Sunday 25th October 2009 – and I still need to try and get two more frames for that one 🙁  Suffering withdrawal symptoms, but that’s not too unusual for November, very often I’ve found November with all its promise of long evenings is actually a poor imaging month purely due to the weather.  Let’s hope these gales blow the clouds away and we get a couple of imaging evenings (at least) before we enter the final month of the year.

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Has now gone back up to £21.69 and only a 40% saving on the RRP – told you it wouldn’t last 🙂

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Just seen that Amazon U.K. are now offering Star Vistas at an amazing £19.59 with a 46% saving on the R.R.P.  Surely they can’t go much lower?  Grab yours for the ideal Christmas present for the budding astronomer in your family at this very low price.

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I’ve just seen that Amazon U.K. are offering Star Vistas at an amazingly low price (for the run-up to Christmas?)  At £20.09 this is £15.90 off the R.R.P. and a massive 44% saving!!  Might get a few in stock myself at that price 🙂

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Within the last week there has been two large surges in sales of Star Vistas in the U.K. and one large surge in sales in the States.  We are not sure what caused these sudden increases in sales (a review somewhere perhaps?) – but whatever it is due to – thank you for continuing to purchase our first portfolio of  high-quality deep-sky images!!

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We have recently seen a big kick in sales of Star Vistas in America which seems to be due to the appearance of a mini-review in the July issue of Sky and Telescope written by Sean Walker 🙂  Thank you Sean – all publicity for Star Vistas is gratefully received!!

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There was a big surge in sales of Star Vistas in America just over a week ago, and over this weekend in Canada.  This corresponds to the release of the Star Vistas review in the American publication Sky & Telescope.  This also shows the power of advertising!!

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We are very pleased to report that we are getting some great reviews for Star Vistas from our readers across the pond on the U.S.A. Amazon web site.  Thank you everyone, we are happy that you are enjoying Star Vistas – makes all the pain worthwhile 🙂

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