Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects

Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects

by Robin Scagell, Wil Tirion
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

E-Streams
[Review for previous edition] The sky maps are very nice indeed, providing seven two-page spreads that show each section of the sky as a diagram of star locations and as a photograph of the same area. This is very helpful to the beginner... A very nice introduction to astronomy for beginners.

— Kathleen Weessies

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Books of Not
[Review for previous edition] Combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text. Sturdy binding makes it suitable for outdoor use.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
[Review for previous edition] An ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers. This atlas combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text.
Choice
[Review for previous edition] A concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read... For beginning observers. Summing Up: Recommended.

— M.K. Hemenway

E-Streams - Kathleen Weessies
[Review for previous edition] The sky maps are very nice indeed, providing seven two-page spreads that show each section of the sky as a diagram of star locations and as a photograph of the same area. This is very helpful to the beginner... A very nice introduction to astronomy for beginners.
Choice - M.K. Hemenway
[Review for previous edition] A concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read... For beginning observers. Summing Up: Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770851429
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition, Updated and Revised
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,362,587
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Scagell is an author, consultant and broadcaster, and the vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. In 2007 he received the Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting, and in 2001 an asteroid was named after him. His other books include Stargazing with a Telescope and Stargazing with Binoculars.

Wil Tirion has been an uranographer (star-map maker) since 1977, when he created his first set of star maps, later published by the British Astronomical Association. He has since contributed maps to numerous books and atlases. He is a recipient of the Dr. J. van der Bilt Prize awarded to weather and astronomy amateurs and in 1993 the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him.

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