Re: [VPAS] Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today


Funny, the legend has a very good number of symbols for features but when you look at the maps it becomes apparent how little we know. If you look at a USGS Moon map there is a ton of information. On Mars, not so much. There is a lot of ground still to cover though I suspect there may be a detailed geologic map by the end of my days.  Everything is so much harder on Mars than the Moon.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:25:01 PM EDT, Bird Taylor <birdtaylor@...> wrote:


Note that I had ordered four copies, so that when only two copies arrived at my home, I sent an request for the missing two copies. I received a quick reply that they break the orders into smaller shipments. Sure enough, a couple of days later, the last two copies arrived. Yes, it is a beautiful atlas to this untrained Mars observer. The beautiful artwork reminds me of Rukl's Moon atlas that is so prized today as well.

Thanks, Mark, for the most excellent suggestion.

Clear Dark Skies,


On April 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM "jimcoble2000 via" <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

could be

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:45:10 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:

I think the language is actually Klingon.

--- jimcoble2000@... wrote:

From: Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...>
To: BBAA-Group <>, VPAS <>, kentblackwell <kent@...>, Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
Subject: Received my Mars Pocket Atlas today
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 21:30:35 +0000 (UTC)

Opened up the mail box and what was there, a white package with a small book. I looked at the writing and address as II was not expecting anything today and for the life of me I could not figure out what language it was. My name and address was correct but the return baffled me. Then I realized it was that Mars pocket atlas and the language was Hungarian. Now if I recall Hungarian is totally unique and it's origins are a bit obscure.

Anyways, what a nice little pocket atlas. It is quite thorough. If you have ordered one and not seen it yet I think you will be surprised how good it is. This will be a nice guide at the telescope in a couple of years! Until then I should keep it in it's wrapper.



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