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Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
This 80-chart atlas contains more than 30,000 stars to magnitude 7.6 and approximately 1,500 deep-sky objects (including 675 galaxies to magnitude 11.5). Included are extra close-up charts of the Orion Nebula, Pleiades, Virgo Galaxy Cluster, and Large Magellanic Cloud.
Spiral-bound, 110 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Sky Publishing
(first published 2006)
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If you are planning to become a casual night sky watcher this book is a must. But if you are a regular stargazer you must have this little book too. A piece of artwork by itself, there is no much reading in it but there is a lot to look at. Incredibly useful star charts! Easy to use at night or during the day to prepare the observations. It does not matter if you live in the southern or the northern hemisphere, this book will serve you well. Unless you have a relatively large telescope, anything...more
This is a small reference for astronomy lovers, in a handy size able to fit into a large pocket. It covers all stars down to 7.6 magnitude, which means it's great for small telescopes and binoculars, but readers will find it much more useful after learning the constellations. The book is divided into many sections, each of which is considerably smaller than the night sky.