Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe, 2nd Edition - Laminated
Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition
The long-awaited second edition of Wil Tirion's superb Sky Atlas 2000.0 offers 43,000 additional stars, with all positions now derived from the Hipparcos database. The Atlas opens out to reveal 28 charts, each one 500 mm wide and 380 mm deep (20 by 15 inches). This large format allows the stars, nebulae and galaxies to be displayed with unrivalled clarity. For this edition improved isophotal maps are used for the Milky Way, and extra charts for crowded areas of the sky have been added. Within the constellations, Flamsteed numbers identify the brighter stars by name, while NGC and Messier numbers are used for non-stellar objects. Colour coding and size graduation is used to visually convey the maximum information on star types and brightnesses. This atlas is an indispensable aid for all users of astronomical telescopes and the laminated pages help protect it from dew!
The Sky Atlas 2000.0 is the standard against which all other star atlases are judged, and is a classic! This is the Deluxe version of the Sky Atlas 2000. The objects are all black, the sky is white, and deep sky objects are color-coded by type for easy identification. All versions of the Sky Atlas 2000, however, contain 26 charts covering the whole sky, and show 81,312 single, multiple, and variable stars down to magnitude 8.5, as well as 2,700 deep-sky objects. Close up charts of special areas like the celestial poles and Virgo-Coma Berenices galaxy region are included, and an acetate coordinate grid overlay helps determine accurate positions. The Deluxe Edition of the Sky Atlas 2000 is in a 12" X 16" book, and the pages unfold to display a chart with dimensions of 21 x 16 inches. The charts are spiralbound along the top for easy use.
Note from the editor: This is a great gift! The Sky Atlas 2000 is one of those "must-have's" for amateur astronomers who attend star parties or spend lots of nights, all throughout the year, under the stars with their telescope.
Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition Reviews
"Using data from both the Tycho and Hipparcos Catalogues, 81, 312 stars down to magnitude 8.5 are now plotted on 26 charts. This is nearly double the number of the previous version ... The Deluxe Version is spiral-bound and unlaminated. The Field and Desk Versions are available in less expensive unlaminated and unbound format, i.e. loose sheets, or more expensive laminated and spiralbound format ... Sky Atlas 2000.0 is an excellent atlas at a very reasonable price, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced observers." -- Gordon Nason, Astronomy and Space
"It is a splendid mid-range atlas." -- Ian Genner, Webb Society Quarterly Journal
"... an excellent new edition with changes which are all improvements. Thoroughly recommended for amateurs and I suspect that many professionals will also find it useful." -- Cliff Turk, Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of South Africa
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