Sky Atlas 2000.0 in its second edition offers nearly 90,000 stars, with all positions derived from the Hipparcos database, the most accurate survey ever undertaken. In this Laminated Desk Version, the 29 charts show stars and deep-sky objects in black on a white background. The map area is 460 x 330 mm (18 by 13 inches). The charts are printed on heavy paper and then laminated in rigid clear plastic. Felt tip or wax markers can be used without damaging the maps.