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    How goes it everyone, I just got my telrad in the mail. Haven't mounted it yet though. Probably will tomorrow. I suppose that I need some star charts to make it more useful. Any suggestions? Are there links to printable charts?
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    One thing you'll likely run into with printed (at home) charts, especially if you use an ink jet printer, is that when outside, the dew and moisture will trash them fairly quickly.

    Long term, a good atlas can be a good thing to have.

    A great (and affordable) starter atlas is Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas. That one will last you a good while. https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Telescope.../dp/1931559317

    Once you get rolling pretty good and want to push deeper, I highly recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/interstellaru.../dp/1107503388

    One other point I forgot to mention. The atlases I linked to in Post #2, the Taki's Atlas and the Deep Sky Watch Atlas, can be downloaded and taken to your local print shop (Kinko's, Office Depot, etc.) and be printed, laminated, and bound for a fee.
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    Default Re: Star charts

    If you print out some charts, try inserting them in plastic sleeves and mounting in a ring binder. That way you can keep them protected from the dew as well as you can remove only those charts you plan to use if you don't want to take the entire binder out. That is one way to keep the printed ones in better condition, and if one gets messed up just print a replacement.
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    You can find a number of Telrad charts like these for different catalogues.
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    I need to print out some of those. I just got a new telrad a couple weeks ago. Ive only been able to take it out once due to weather, but I think I am going to love it.

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    Hi I recently did all this myself. I printed out Deep Sky Hunter Star Atlas. i printed both the black on white and white on black copies. I bound the A3 blk on white one for the desk and bond them with a ring binder, and used the A3 white on black and got an A3 plastic covered binder and slipped the AC prints inside them to use in the field. Works well, have used them outsie maybe 5 - 6 times and they work fine. If there evey is a problem with dew (plenty of that around now in the winter) I can always print out any A3 sheet and insert into the sleeve. The Deep Sky seems to work real well and shows plenty of info on them. Hope this helps. Cheers, JIM Ps the A3 booklet and plastic sleeves and plastic binder didn't cost very much at all. Highly recommend.
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