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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #30 on: 2019 November 20 16:09:16 »
Same for me too - I received a PayPal email indicating a purchase, but no email or updates since.

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« Reply #31 on: 2019 November 20 16:21:38 »
Me too, i paid, i got my Paal recipt and nonr more

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #32 on: 2019 November 20 16:47:46 »
Yes, as I mentioned before, we've been having problems with Paypal's API, however, as I also mentioned, if your Paypal account was charged, you can trust you're on the pre-order list. If your account was NOT charged, then you're not. Apologies for any confusion.

I've updated the purchase page with the following note right above the purchase button, to avoid any confusion:



I've given up on Paypal's API for the time being (it's just not working as documented and Paypal isn't helping). I'll definitely revisit it - as someone said, the confirmation message from the vendor is important - but at this moment finishing the book has a much higher priority.

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #33 on: 2019 December 02 00:08:42 »
Is there more news about the release?
I still haven't received anything

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« Reply #34 on: 2019 December 02 15:41:05 »
Is there more news about the release?
I still haven't received anything

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We're kind of moving backward.  Less than a month ago we were told "on schedule" and now we're 2 months behind.  From the email I received today...

"I will be needing until the end of January for a solid locked-up-for-print complete version."
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« Reply #35 on: 2019 December 02 16:02:41 »
Some good news for Christmas however. This is part of an email I just received.

“Now, since I really wanted to have the book done before the end of the year and I know many people have been waiting for a long time already, I've decided to pre-release the "Reference Guide" part of the book in digital format on December 20th (this is regardless of whether you ordered the paper or digital copy). The Reference Guide is a few hundreds of pages documenting in detail each and every existing process in PixInsight (none is missing!), most of them in great detail, what they do, when to use them and how, what each parameter does, how do they affect the results and a long etc.”
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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #36 on: 2019 December 02 17:38:27 »
We're kind of moving backward.  Less than a month ago we were told "on schedule" and now we're 2 months behind. 

I do what I can. To be honest, I want this to be THE book I write about PixInsight and astroimage processing, so I'm always finding ways to improve it and add to it, being such vast collection of topics, techniques, methods, etc. If it's any consolation, I believe I'm a lot better at writing about image processing than I am at scheduling. Yes, an update was sent earlier today with the new release date and the "holiday advance" Geoff mentioned. Thank you for your patience and support!


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« Reply #37 on: 2019 December 05 09:41:25 »
My advice to you Rogelio is to get the book right and don't rush it.  No one wants a book full of errors and needing to reference the errata all the time.

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« Reply #38 on: 2019 December 14 13:48:16 »
We're kind of moving backward.  Less than a month ago we were told "on schedule" and now we're 2 months behind. 

I do what I can. To be honest, I want this to be THE book I write about PixInsight and astroimage processing, so I'm always finding ways to improve it and add to it, being such vast collection of topics, techniques, methods, etc. If it's any consolation, I believe I'm a lot better at writing about image processing than I am at scheduling. Yes, an update was sent earlier today with the new release date and the "holiday advance" Geoff mentioned. Thank you for your patience and support!

I'd rather have the book delayed a few months and current than rushed.  Which version of PixInsight will be used in the instructions? I know there's been quite a few updates later in 2019...curious if that's the reason for delay.  Also, I ordered on Paypal. How do I get that reference guide you talked about releasing to us before the book is shipped?

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« Reply #39 on: 2019 December 14 20:52:58 »
How do I get that reference guide you talked about releasing to us before the book is shipped?
I imagine that RBA will send a download link to people who have prepaid.
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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #40 on: 2019 December 21 07:57:24 »
Looking at the PDF this morning.  Can't wait for the book to arrive so I can learn how to use PI better/properly!  The reference looks great!

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« Reply #41 on: 2019 December 21 13:43:37 »
Great news Rogelio. I have ordered a copy. Just as a matter of interest, how many pages will the book run to?

Thank you Geoff! It's going to be a few hundred pages.
It’s looking to be a very comprehensive book if the remainder of the book is covered in as much detail as the 252 page process reference guide. Looking forward to the finished product
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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #42 on: 2019 December 22 10:09:31 »
Which version of PixInsight will be used in the instructions?

Everything is being updated to 1.8.8-3.

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #43 on: 2019 December 22 19:39:52 »
This reference guide is well written, thanks RBA.  This is much appreciated, looking forward to the finished product...awesome !!!

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #44 on: 2019 December 23 05:46:29 »
Hi Rogelio,

I only found out about your book today - I'm not actively imaging and very rarely visit the forums, but I am planning to start imaging regularly in 2020, hence the interest in your book. 

I've placed an order just now (about Ten minutes ago) - no Email from Paypal or your website confirming order as of yet.  I'm not sure if I've successfully pre-ordered, given that my purchase is prior to the 6th January 2020.  I'm about to head off to bed (I'm in Australia, so it's late here), but will check my Emails in the morning. 

I guess, am I too late for the pre-order, of have I snuck in in time?  Will I be able to access the digital PDF reference guide like others have who placed their order(s) obviously before I did...

I'm very new to PixInsight, and seeking all the written help I can get and go through at my own pace in the coming months. 

Many thanks for writing this book!

Cheers,

Dave from downunder