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  1. Atlas of the Southern Night Sky - a personal observation (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 11-03-2018 at 08:40 PM
    Atlas of the Southern Night Sky
    Fifth Edition (2018) by Steve Massey and Steve Quick
    Published by New Holland Publishers, Australia



    I had been aware of this book for a while, and the limited information I’ve found about it seemed mostly positive. I am a lifelong devotee of printed atlases and observing guides, and have been fortunate to experience observing from locations ...
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  2. Atlas of the Southern Night Sky - a personal observation (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 11-03-2018 at 08:36 PM
    (concluded from Part 1)


    After one completes “The Maps” section, you will encounter the second largest chapter, “The Solar System.” Here one will find some nice detail about various entities within our local neighborhood, and it includes many excellent images and graphics to illustrate various features and ideas throughout the chapter. Following a brief four page illustrated narrative about the Sun, is an excellent 24 page sub-section dedicated to the Earth’s Moon. This ...
  3. Celestial Atlas Menor – a personal observation (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 12-27-2017 at 07:21 PM


    Celestial Atlas Menor by Ken Graun
    Published May 2015


    Those of you who know me well know that I am a strong devotee of the printed sky atlas as a guide, reference and field tool. As I like say, I am an atlaholic. I appreciate the look and feel in the hand, and I have several atlases in my personal library. They range from very large and highly detailed (not to mention a bit ...

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  4. Celestial Atlas Menor – a personal observation (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 12-27-2017 at 07:21 PM
    continued from Part 1


    The Rest


    After one finishes up with the relatively small chart section (34 pages) they move into the observational guide and informational sections. This presents a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of data for the reader to utilize in conjunction with the previously described maps. There are sections that list DSOs by constellation, their catalogue designation and category or type. There is even a section that lists those that have commonly ...

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  5. The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects - a personal observation (Part 2 of 3)

    by , 08-21-2016 at 10:14 PM
    (continued from Part 1)

    THE CHARTS

    The charts themselves are classic Tirion. There are two index charts, one for each celestial hemisphere, showing what areas are covered by the numbered charts with the plane of the Milky Way shown in blue. Then we arrive at the 30 double-page charts covering the entire sky, plus two close-up charts (31 and 32) displaying the profusion of objects in the Virgo galaxy cluster and within the Large Magellanic Cloud. The charts contain over ...
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