Digging around in a charity shop the other day I found an interesting book titled:
The Modern Children's Library of Knowledge
The World we live in.
This book was published in 1957, and towards the end of the book was a chapter about astronomy.
It contained a wealth of astronomy information and most interesting to me a large collection of 1950's era illustrations.
I love these old astronomy pictures.
Why don't we have more illustrations like these in modern journals and magazines.
Today's astronomy magazines just don't interest me.
Too many adverts for a start, not enough "amateur" articles, and way too "glossy"......
I personally like black and white illustrations, be they photos or drawings.
Saying that some of the most interesting illustrations can sometimes be in full colour:
In my perfect astronomy magazine I would like nothing more than to see the typesetting done on an ageing typewriter, and all the illustrations courtesy of the 1950's and 60's.....
There's a lot of Luddite in me I'm afraid.. :0)
Just to prove the point, here's an old picture of my workshed with typewriter at the ready, or "analogue laptop" as I like to call it.... :0)
I realise I'm a bit of a hypocrite as I have computer, but give me a typewriter, planisphere and a star map any day.
Also the clock drive on my Tal1 Newtonian is high tech enough for me.
Long live low tech .....