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The Cambridge Star Atlas, by Wil Tirion, is ideal for both beginners and more experienced observers. The atlas covers both northern and southern latitudes. The clear, full-colour maps show all naked eye stars, and 900 clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or a small telescope. The atlas also features constellation boundaries and the Milky Way. A list of objects such as Galaxies, Open Clusters, Planetary Nebula, Nebula, Variable and Double stars that appear on the chart are printed on the opposite page. The 20 overlapping star charts shows stars down to magnitude 6.5 with fourteen 0.4 magnitude steps.
The atlas features fairly basic monthly sky views, and a reasonable map of the Moon's surface; a second Moon map, mirror reversed for users of telescopes with star diagonals; and index charts showing the constellations; The forth edition has a new data table listing 72 stars hosting planetary systems. The forth edition is also spiral bound allowing it to be opened flat.

Dimensions: 30.3 x 22.8 x 0.8 cm
Pagination: 96, with 4 b/w illus. 52 maps 45 tables
Weight: 480 g
RRP: £23.99
Publication date: (3rd Edition) March 2001
ISBN:9780521800846
ISBN: 0521173639


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Ed ~ A great book with only one or two minor quibbles; the book is fairly large, so won't fit into a coat pocket; and that when using a red light, the red coloured galaxies become virtually invisible.

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The atlas has some of the most stunning charts i've seen.

  

Pricewise the smaller pocket sized Collins Stars and Planets Guide is slightly more affordable



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