Sky Atlas 2000. 0: Twenty-Six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions

Sky Atlas 2000. 0: Twenty-Six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions

by Wil Tirion, Roger W. Sinnott
     
 

A good atlas is essential for travel. This excellent arias will take the voyager on a journey through the night sky with unparalleled ease and accuracy. The long-awaited second edition of Wil Tirion's superb Sky Atlas 2000.0 offers 43,000 additional stars with all positions now derived from the Hipparcos database. The atlas opens out to reveal 26 charts, each one 20… See more details below

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A good atlas is essential for travel. This excellent arias will take the voyager on a journey through the night sky with unparalleled ease and accuracy. The long-awaited second edition of Wil Tirion's superb Sky Atlas 2000.0 offers 43,000 additional stars with all positions now derived from the Hipparcos database. The atlas opens out to reveal 26 charts, each one 20 inches wide and 15 inches deep. This large format allows the stars, nebulas and galaxies to be displayed with unrivaled clarity. For this edition, improved isophotal (objects with same light intensity) maps are used for the Milky Way, and extra charts for crowded areas of the sky have been added. Within the constellations, Flamsteed numbers identify the brighter stars by name, while NGC and Messier numbers are used for nonstellar objects. Color coding and size graduation are used to visually convey the maximum information on star types and brightnesses. This atlas is an indispensable aid for all users of astronomical telescopes.

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<:st> Cited in . With a generous scale of 8.2 millimeters per degree, the deluxe version of this popular atlas has plenty of room for a life's worth of pencil markings. Twenty-six fold-out charts show 81,312 stars in black (magnitude 8.5 or brighter) as well as 2,700 color-coded deep-sky objects. The Milky Way is portrayed with four shades of blue that represent approximate brightness levels. In addition, two charts provide close-ups of such areas as the celestial poles and the Virgo-Coma galaxy region. A transparent overlay with grids is included. 12x16.75<"> (charts unfold to 21x16<">). Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780933346871
Publisher:
Sky Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 17.00(h) x 2.40(d)

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