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    Hi Everyone!

    I use the Peterson Field Guide as my main book, but it's a bit outdated. Anyone know of a comparable book that is more recent? From perusing this thread, it looks like I'm going to purchase Turn Left at Orion as well. Just curious! Thanks!

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    Turn left at Orion is a very good book but not ideal for use in the field-- (not spiral bound and large size).

    I would recommend these two for use in the field --

    Objects in the Heavens
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Heavens-Peter-Birren/dp/155369662X]Amazon.com: Objects in the Heavens (9781553696629): Peter Birren, Naoyuki Kurita: Books[/ame]

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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Sky-Telescopes-Pocket-Atlas/dp/1931559317/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b]Amazon.com: Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas (9781931559317): Roger W. Sinnott: Books[/ame]
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    Hello Erik,

    I am mostly using the two following star charts the Deep Sky Reiseatlas, and the STAR-Guide, both grab and go:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.de/Deep-Sky-Reiseatlas-Sternhaufen-Galaxien/dp/3938469218]Deep Sky Reiseatlas - Sternhaufen, Nebel und Galaxien schnell und sicher finden: Amazon.de: Michael Feiler, Philip Noack: Bücher[/ame]
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    You can skim over the German texts there, I do not read that stuff either.

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    Hi Erik,

    I will concur with Joe's recommendation of Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas. I switched over to the Pocket Sky Atlas from my Petersen Guide when the S&T Atlas came out. It's a very good field guide.

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    Duly noted! Thanks everyone!

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