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NEW BOOKS

Turn Left at Orion [book]
Turn Left at Orion

(4th Edition, Nov. 2011)
An outsatnding guide to the night sky with detailed finder charts for 100's of objects (multiple star systems, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies). Suitable for all sky watchers.
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Best Collection of Hubble Images [book]
Hubble's Universe

(1st Edition, Sept. 2012)
Bestselling Astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases the most significant Hubble images. Descriptions and captions complement the nearly 300 full-color Hubble images.
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ASTRO BINOCULARS



Celstron SkyMaster Giant
15x70 Binoculars

(with tripod adaptor)
You will be amazed at the celestial objects you can see with a good pair of binoculars. The Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binoculars are an excellent, low-cost choice for the urban skywatcher.
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STAR ATLASES

The Cambridge Star Atlas
Cambridge Star Atlas

(4th Edition, 2011)
An ideal star atlas for both beginning astronomers and more experienced observers worldwide.
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Pocket Sky Atlas
Pocket Sky Atlas

(March 2006)
A compact star atlas featuring 80 star charts, stars to mag. 7.6, and 1,500 deep-sky objects.
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Also available in a
Kindle Edition

 
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The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
Cambridge Photographic
Star Atlas

(October 2011)
A unique photographic atlas of the entire sky that is unparalleled in detail and completeness. The 82 large-scale charts, with a scale of 1° per cm, identify over 1,500 deep-sky objects.
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More Star Atlases
Norton's Star Atlas
Cambridge Double Star Atlas
The Observer's Sky Atlas
Millennium Star Atlas
Atlas of the Moon

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KINDLE BOOKS

Pocket Sky Atlas [Kindle]
A compact star atlas featuring 80 star charts, stars to mag. 7.6, and 1,500 deep-sky objects.
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The One-Minute Astronomer [Kindle]
An excellent collection of 100+ tips, tales and tours for Astronomy beginners.
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Anton's Night Sky Guide [Kindle]
A basic guide to celestial events in 2013. Suitable for novice sky watchers.
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  The Evening Sky Map

The Evening Sky Map (front) The Evening Sky Map (back)

The Evening Sky Map (PDF) is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy.

Designed to print clearly on all printers, The Evening Sky Map is ready-to-use and will help you to:

  • Identify planets, stars and major constellations
  • Find sparkling star clusters, wispy nebulae & distant galaxies
  • Locate and follow bright comets across the sky
  • Learn about the night sky and Astronomy

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The Evening Sky Map is FREE for personal non-commercial educational use. Astronomy Education and Outreach groups may freely distribute printed handouts of The Evening Sky Map subject to the Terms of Use.

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The Evening Sky Map
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Drawn for latitude 40° North (suitable for North America, Europe, China, Japan, ...)

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Equatorial Edition

Drawn for latitude 0° (suitable for Central America, Central Africa, Indonesia, Singapore, ...)

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Southern Hemisphere Edition

Drawn for latitude 35° South (suitable for Australia, Southern Africa, South America, ...)

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Translated Versions of The Evening Sky Map:
It was great to provide a set of translated editions of The Evening Sky Map in 2009 -- The International Year of Astronomy -- and throughout 2010. The translation team (listed below) did an excellent job to enable this service to the international Astronomy community. Unfortunately, Skymaps.com is unable to support the translations in 2011 due to a range of other committments. However, we do hope to return the service sometime in 2012.

TESM Translation Team:

 • Spanish: Alfredo González Sosa (Mexico City, Mexico)
 • French: Jean-Luc Dighaye (Europe) & Stephane Dumas (Québec City, Canada)
 • Portuguese (Brazil): Gilberto Parreira (João Monlevade, Brazil)
 • Turkish: Arif Solmaz (Çanakkale, Turkey)
 • Portuguese: Ricardo Cardoso Reis (Portugal)
 • German: Markus Breidenich (München, Germany)
 • Romanian: Alex Conu (Romania)

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PLANISPHERES

All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.


The Night Sky Planisphere

A very popular 8-inch diameter, two-sided planisphere (plastic) designed to depict the night sky with less distortion than regular planispheres. Available for several latitudes, and in a smaller 5-inch edition.
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Night Sky Editions
Latitude 20° to 30° North
Latitude 30° to 40° North
Latitude 40° to 50° North
Latitude 50° to 60° North
Southern Hemisphere
(more info)


Guide to the Stars

(5th Edition, Jan. 2013)
A very large 16-inch diameter information-rich planisphere (plastic) for use anywhere between latitude 30° & 60° North. Also available in a Southern Hemisphere edition.
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ASTRO POSTERS

Map of Universe -- star charts poster (click for larger view)
Map of the Universe

35" x 35"
Star Chart Detail
Large glow-in-the-dark star chart showing stars & classical constellation figures of the northern sky (to 45°S). By Thomas Filsinger. Difficult to find. Limited Stock.
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Celestial Planisphere -- star chart poster
Celestial Planisphere

36" x 24"
A beautiful glow-in-the-dark star chart print showing the stars and constellations of both hemispheres. By Thomas Filsinger. Difficult to find. Limited Stock.
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2014 Astro Calendars



2014 Astro Calendars


A Year of the Night Sky

Unique wall calendar featuring a set of 12 monthly all-sky star charts that glow in the dark. Star charts are of a very good quality, easy-to-use, and designed for sky watchers in the northern hemisphere.
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The Lunar Year

Printed with a special glow-in-the-dark ink, each page illuminates all the daily phases of the Moon, while also showcasing extraordinary lunar photographs.
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More 2014 Calendars
The Solar System
Moons
Hubble Space Telescope
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