Re: FREE Star Charts
One of my astronomy clubs had Peter Birren as a speaker earlier this month. He has created a wonderful book called "Objects in the Heavens". "The complete MAG-10 Northern Deep-Sky viewing list and fieldbook". He has lists of of the Messier catalog, NGC catalog and Common names and what constellation they are in. He also has things like 7 pages of things to view on the Moon and lots of other useful tidbits. It is very well done and for visual, it is great. On the down side, it is only the northern hemisphere. It is not a star atlas, but a nice supplement to one. Yes I bought one. A word of warning, he indicated that Amazon and a few other retailers are selling old, old versions as far back as version 4. His current one is version 5.2 and he even made a couple of small hand written corrections to it. It's not free, but it was well worth the price.
OITH - Deep-sky at your fingertips
Last edited by Pauls72; 04-15-2016 at 12:53 PM.
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