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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?



    I have been using both the S&T pocket sky atlas the Sky Atlas Deluxe
    which I borrowed from the library.

    I am deliberating about whether to buy the Deluxe or the pocket atlas.
    I find that the Deluxe is difficult to bring out in the field, but is
    perhaps a clearer for finding sky objects. The pocket atlas is easy to
    use in the field, however, the size of the stars are not as big,

    Or I could buy both

    I don't think I will opt for the laminated versions of the Sky Atlas
    2000.

    I would appreciate feedback on this.
    Clearer Skies
    Bruce


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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 9, 8:25 pm, brucegooglegroups <brucegooglegro...@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    Why not? The laminated version will survive "dew destruction".
    Seriously.


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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 9, 11:57 pm, "t...@thadlabs.com" <t...@thadlabs.com> wrote:

    The Northern and Southern Volumes of the Uranometria 2000 cost less
    than the laminated Deluxe Sky Atlas 2000, with enough left over for
    the pocket atlas. To prevent dew damage, close the atlas when you
    aren't actually looking at it.




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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 10, 6:32 am, wsnel...@hotmail.com wrote:

    My problem is that I didn't want a black background for the field
    version. The laminated deluxe version is a bit big to bring outside
    and look at- or does one get used to it?

    I heard that Uranometria is for more a larger telescope.
    Bruce


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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 08:22:50 -0800, brucegooglegroups
    <brucegooglegroups@hotmail.com> wrote:


    The Desk Edition of Sky Atlas 2000.0 is black stars on white
    background and is available laminated for the same price as the
    laminated field edition.

    Bud

    --
    The night is just the shadow of the Earth.

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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 10, 9:22 am, brucegooglegroups <brucegooglegro...@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    Accomodations are easier to implement for some people than for
    others. Some use small, collapsable, camping tables for charts.
    Others build their own chart stands or tables -- often with provisions
    for dim, red lighting.


    There are many ways to make use of the various atlases. Some (myself
    included) have used the Uranometria and even the Millennium atlas when
    using binoculars (often 20x80s, but sometimes larger or smaller) under
    a dark sky. That being said, I would be hesitant to recommend either
    of these atlases as a *first* atlas.

    As for your initial question, the purchase of either (Pocket Atlas or
    Sky Atlas 2000) ought to be fine. If you stick with the hobby long
    enough you may find yourself owning a wide assortment of atlases, each
    better than the others in one way or another, or for one purpose or
    another. Go for the one you feel you would *currently* get the most
    use out of.

    Bill Greer
    To sketch is to see.


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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 10, 11:22 am, brucegooglegroups <brucegooglegro...@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    While a small scope won't show all of the DSOs plotted in the
    Uranometria, the atlas has so many stars plotted that it helps you to
    more easily find or identify those DSOs that ARE visible in your
    scope. It's also fun to browse the charts on a cloudy night and learn
    more about the sky. It may even whet your appetite for a larger
    scope.

    There are hundreds of charts in the Uranometia, each showing only a
    small amount of sky, so you will probably need a small scale atlas to
    get your bearings, or else use the 'big picture' charts included in
    the Uranometria.



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    Default pocket sky atlas or Sky atlas 2000?

    On Nov 9, 9:25?pm, brucegooglegroups <brucegooglegro...@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    I prefer the Skiff / Tirion Bright Star Atlas. It is a mag six star
    atlas and if you have reasonably dark skies and a Telrad it is the
    easiest to carry around and to use (IMO). It has like 600 objects
    plotted in just 10 pages of maps. Opposite each map is a table of data
    regarding the objects visible on the map - Diffuse and Planetary
    Nebulae, galaxies, Open and Globular clusters, double stars and
    variable stars. It's a good one to own, at the very least.

    rat
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