The standard against which all other star atlases are measured, this best-selling atlas has been completely revised and updated! Each version of Sky Atlas 2000.0 contains 26 charts covering the whole sky and showing 81,312 single, multiple, and variable stars of magnitude 8.5 and brighter and 2,700 deep-sky objects. Includes close-up charts of such areas as the celestial poles and the Virgo-Coma galaxy region, as well as an acetate coordinate-grid overlay for determining accurate positions. A must for any stargazer!
Laminated in clear plastic for maximum protection against weather and wear.
Field Laminated Version: Stars and deep sky objects are white on a black background. 18 3/8 by 13 1/2 inches, laminated in clear
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In this Laminated Field Version, the 29 charts show stars and deep-sky objects in white on a black background. The map area is 460 x 330 mm (18 by 13 inches). The charts are unbound and boxed and felt tip or wax markers can be used without damaging the maps.Review:
'Using data from both the Tycho and Hipparcos Catalogues, 81, 312 stars down to magnitude 8.5 are now plotted on 26 charts. This is nearly double the number of the previous version ... The Deluxe Version is spiral-bound and unlaminated. The Field and Desk Versions are available in less expensive unlaminated and unbound format, i.e. loose sheets, or more expensive laminated and spiralbound format ... Sky Atlas 2000.0 is an excellent atlas at a very reasonable price, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced observers.' Gordon Nason, Astronomy and Space
'It is a splendid mid-range atlas.' Ian Genner, Webb Society Quarterly Journal
'... an excellent new edition with changes which are all improvements. Thoroughly recommended for amateurs and I suspect that many professionals will also find it useful.' Cliff Turk, Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of South Africa
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