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SKY & TELESCOPE - ASTRONOMY LIBRARY SKY ATLAS 2000.0 DELUXE EDITION 46875

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SKY PUBLISHING SKY ATLAS 2000.0 -DLX.COLOR EDITION-TIRION 46875

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Manuf. No. Sky Publishing 46875

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Sky & Telescope - Astronomy Library Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe Edition, 46875

Authors: Wil Tirion and Roger W. Sinnott Publisher: Cambridge University Press Co-Publisher: Sky Publishing (1998)

Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe Edition contains 26 charts showing close to 85,000 objects (stars and deep sky objects) down to magnitude 8.5. Features black stars on a white background for red light night use. Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe Edition contains color-coded deep-sky objects for easy identification. Charts open flat and are top bound for easy handling. Spiral bound edition measures 16.8 x 12.5 x 0.6 inches and contains 30 pages.

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.

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.


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