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    Sorry I can't post photos or links here so I will just try to write about them.
    I consider planispheres to be in the book category. I was reluctant at first to get the Guide to the Stars planisphere by Ken Graun because of its size (it is 16 inches in diameter) but I'm very glad that I did. It is easily one of my most used astronomy accessories.
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    Default Re: Planispheres

    A good planisphere can be very helpful under the stars.
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