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

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SKU 9781770859005
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Updated star maps include all sky events occurring in 2017 and beyond.

Praise for the previous edition:

"A concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read... Recommended."
-- Choice

"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

Night Sky Atlas is a highly practical atlas for sky gazers using binoculars or a small telescope. It combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text and color photographs of the solar system. The book is designed for practical use, with a lay-flat binding and cover flaps that help when in the field. The large format makes it easy to read the detailed maps and enjoy the beautiful photographs.

The book includes:

  • Sturdy plastic-laminated binding suitable for outdoor use
  • Sewn binding that allows double-page reading and flaps to use as page-markers
  • Constellation maps with yellow stars on a blue background for easy reference
  • Black and white relief maps show interesting sections of the Moon's surface.
  • Star maps with black stars on a white background, ideal for penciling in observations
  • The book's back flap lists the constellations with page numbers for quick access
  • The high-quality paper can withstand repeated use of an eraser.

Opposite each map is a photorealistic image that shows how the same portion of sky looks to the naked eye, which allows less-experienced observers to locate and identify objects. The maps can be used for planning observations, navigating from one part of the sky to another, and as a quick reference guide.