Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas Spiral-bound – May 1 2007
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The book is spiral bound and can be folded over on itself, or used face open as maps on opposing pages slightly overlap and are contiguous (which I found very clever). This is a step beyond the basic star maps one will find in most books, and some knowledge of the skies will go a long way toward helping you use it. Stars down to magnitude 7.6 are included, near what you might expect to see in a finderscope which makes it a very suitable companion to a telescope (the reason I bought it). There are tons of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other deep space objects listed, but unfortunately no guide as far as magnitude on them. Each page is a bit bigger than the constellation Orion, approximately 20° x 50°. This is a very good reference to "flesh out" the sky when used in conjunction with a less detailed chart, with an extensive index to help find whatever you're seeking.
Conclusion? This book is very close to five stars with all of its features, and I'm glad they didn't introduce clutter with too much info, that which is provided gives a 'just enough' feeling to me.Read more ›
so I can use it with me beside my telescope while I am observing. Although small it is very detailed and full of interesting objects to
observe. This compact star atlas shows stars down to 7.6 magnitude, where other compact star atlases do not show stars this faint.
If you are just starting out look elsewhere for a true beginner sky chart.
If you have been watching for a year or two then this book is great.
I use it on clear nights just to match up stars, works well.
I would recommend this to anyone who is just starting out or who have been stargazing for years! Well worth the money!
The problem is that Amazon threw the soft cover book into an unpadded envelope ...no protection at all. It arrived with damaged corners. Scratch marks, dents, etc.
My FREE catalog from a tool warehouse arrived in a custom sleeve and in perfect condition...and that is a FREE junk mail catalog. Oh, and it was a hard cover catalog to boot.
Paid merchandise should be well shipped!
I now have two, one for the observatory and one next to my computer.
Well done Sky and Telescope!
Most recent customer reviews
Love it, very detailed, goes with me every time for night sky viewingPublished 14 months ago by Richard Piche
Not really suitable for digital use, even on a good quality tab. Too difficult to navigate among map images, and the image quality is only adequate at bestPublished 15 months ago by Thomas Rohricht
Strong cover. Outstanding detail & helpful color coding. Pages are organized in such a way that navigating nearby sky sections is easy. Best search & find tool in my experience. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TED STROMAN
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