Night Sky Atlas

Night Sky Atlas

The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects

Book - 2012
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Firefly Books Ltd

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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.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781770851429
Characteristics: 1 atlas (128 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Tirion, Wil
Alternative Title: Firefly night sky atlas


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