Guide to the Stars: Northern Hemisphere, Latitudes 30' to 60' North

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David H. Levy¹s Guides to the Stars
A Jumbo 16-inch Diameter Star Chart
  • Designed Especially for Beginners & Novices!
  • Ideal for Individuals, Families and Teachers!
  • Large Format makes it easy to read!

The David H. Levy's Guides to the Stars is an easy and and practical star chart to help navigate the night sky. This convenient device ...

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Overview

David H. Levy¹s Guides to the Stars
A Jumbo 16-inch Diameter Star Chart
  • Designed Especially for Beginners & Novices!
  • Ideal for Individuals, Families and Teachers!
  • Large Format makes it easy to read!

The David H. Levy's Guides to the Stars is an easy and and practical star chart to help navigate the night sky. This convenient device will greatly aid beginners and novices in their celestial exploration. It is simple to use. The stars in your night sky appear in the large oval after rotating the plastic circles to your observing time and date. Then, start matching the brightest stars in the sky with the largest on the chart. You¹ll be identifying constellation in minutes! Let ³David H. Levy¹s Guide to the Stars² take you to the stars and beyond. Included are 25 binocular objects to help you get started exploring the Universe. Great gift idea.

David H. Levy is one of the biggest names in astronomy. He has discovered 21 comets and written over 25 popular astronomy books. As the science editor for ³Parade² magazine, he is responsible for bringing topical science to millions.

Over 22 innovations. No other Star Chart can compare!

Featuring...

  • 16-inch diameter makes it the easy to read. Over twice the area of others.
  • Can be used throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
  • Packed with astronomy facts and simple, clear instructions.
  • Black stars on a white background - the preferred color scheme recommended by amateur astronomers for finding stars.
  • Star positions are good for a lifetime.
  • MADE IN THE USA of 100% durable plastic. Ink cannot be scratched off.

Includes...
Website support of happenings in the night sky (whatsouttonight.com), historical timeline, information about the Moon, yearly meteor shower table, factual information on the planets, tour of the spring/winter constellations, binocular & telescope objects to observe, plus more!

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Editorial Reviews

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This jumbo 16-inch diameter planisphere from David H. Levy, the famous co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy, makes it easy to identify stars. Simply rotate the planisphere to correspond to the day and time, face either North or South, match up the brightest stars -- and voilà. The back of the planisphere contains helpful stargazing tips and facts about other night-sky objects, such as the planets, galaxies, and meteor showers.
Arizona Daily Sun newspaper
...Levy¹s friendly style invites beginning stargazers to relax, follow the chart¹s easy to use instructions and slowly begin the fascinating task of finding the constellations...
Astronomy Magazine
Add stars, constellations, and sprinkle on lots of fun astronomical facts for beginners and you have the main ingredients for a 16-inch planisphere...
Sky & Telescope Magazine
A jumbo star wheel. The largest commercial planisphere we¹ve seen in recent years...skywatchers will find useful information on the Moon, planets, meteor showers and selected deep-sky objects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928771012
  • Publisher: Ken Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 2
  • Sales rank: 172,859
  • Product dimensions: 16.00 (w) x 16.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    Great tool for beginning & experienced star gazers alike

    I received this planisphere as a gift when I was just starring out in astronomy (back in 2003). It was and still is a wonderful resource for learning the night sky. This particular planisphere is larger than most and is very easy to use (especially in the dark). The white background with blue stars and blue/black text provide a great contrast when using the planisphere in the field (i.e. - it's dark out). The planisphere is made out of durable materials after more than 4 years of use out in the field it has held up beautifully. All the print is still in excellent shape and countless nights of dew formation have not hurt the planisphere one bit. The planisphere also has some great additional facts and information printed on the face and the back to assist with finding objects.

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