Night sky atlas The moon, planets, stars and deep sky objects

Robin Scagell

Book - 2012

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Published
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books 2012.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
"For observers with binoculars of small telescopes"--Cover.
Physical Description
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781770851429
1770851429
Main Author
Robin Scagell (-)
Other Authors
Wil Tirion (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Praise for the previous edition: : An ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers. This atlas combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text. --The Lunar and Planetary information Bulletin A practical guide to binocular and small telescope observing. Night Sky Atlas combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text. This is a highly practical atlas for beginning sky gazers using binoculars or a small telescope. Its format and features provide for years of use: Sturdy binding makes it suitable for outdoor use Cover flaps can be used as page-markers The sewn binding allows the atlas to be opened flat Star maps are drawn with black stars on a white background, making space for penciled-in observations The high-quality paper can withstand repeated use of an eraser. The book begins by presenting the whole sky in a series of six maps, showing stars down to magnitude 5.5--all visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Opposite each map is a photorealistic image that shows how the same portion of sky looks to the naked eye, allowing less-experienced observers to quickly find specific objects of interest. The maps can be used for planning observations, navigating from one part of the sky to another and for a quick reference guide. Other features include: 40 large-scale constellation charts A full set of seasonal charts Maps of the Moon and the planets Deep sky maps identifying double stars, nebula and more A comprehensive index. Night Sky Atlas is the ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers.