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Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas

by Roger W. Sinnott

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This is a perfect field atlas. I do not see anything about the atlas that executed perfectly.

A few of the good points follow;
Spiral bound so easy to lay open.
Constelations are drawn out and labeled, and are very recognizable.
large numbers of non-star objects are placed on the atlas. These objects are classed in about four categories, red for galaxies, yeppow for open clusters, green for nebulas and so on.

Often this coloring becomes useless or hidden when outside under red light. However, the author and his helpers insured that these objects would indeed stillb e there because the objects are outlined by a narrow black band. This is just one insight into the practicality of the book.
Another good feature is the limiting magnitude. It is just a little fainter, but not much than naked eye, so is a good match for both naked eye finding obkects and for finder positioning.

There are many charts and indexes occur both in the front and back of the atlas.
The book is also made of durable material. ( )
  billsearth | Aug 19, 2013 |
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Our celestial atlases are the standard by which all others have been judged for a half century. Now we?ve raised the bar with our new Pocket Sky Atlas! There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its compact size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to read labels. The 80 charts contain more than 30,000 stars to magnitude 7.6 and some 1,500 deep-sky objects (including 675 galaxies to magnitude 11.5). The best double stars are named, and three dozen red (carbon) stars are marked. The charts show constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. In the back are close-up charts of the Orion Nebula region, Pleiades, Virgo Galaxy Cluster, and Large Magellanic Cloud. Available in February 2006. 110 pages, 6 by 9 inches, spiral bound, softcover.
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