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STAR ATLASES
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Pocket Sky Atlas: Jumbo Edition
Pocket Sky Atlas

Jumbo Ed. (8.25 x 11.5 in)
Spiral-bound star atlas featuring the original 80 star charts from the highly popular Pocket Sky Atlas in a larger format. Includes close-up star charts of interesting star fields.
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interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas
interstellarum
Deep Sky Atlas

An outstanding new star atlas featuring 114 star charts, over 200,000 stars to mag. 9.5, and 15,000 deep-sky objects.
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Star Maps for Beginners
Orion DeepMap 600
Bright Star Atlas 2000.0
Norton's Star Atlas
The Cambridge Star Atlas
The Observer's Sky Atlas
Pocket Sky Atlas
Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe
Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas
Uranometria 2000.0

PLANISPHERES
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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.


Guide to the Stars

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A 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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The Night Sky Planisphere

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A 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

STAR MAP POSTERS
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Map of the Universe -- star chart poster
Map of the Universe

(36 in x 36 in)
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Shows classical constellation figures, images of many deep sky objects, and the Milky Way of the Northern Hemisphere from 90° North to 45° South.
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Glow in the Dark Star Map -- star chart poster
Glow in the Dark
Star Map

(33 in x 23 in)
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A basic star map showing stars and constellations (some with figures which glow in the dark) for the Northern Hemisphere. Suitable for children and adults.
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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
Northern Hemisphere Edition

Drawn for latitude 40° North (suitable for North America, Europe, China, Japan, ...)

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The Evening Sky Map
Equatorial Edition

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

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The Evening Sky Map
Southern Hemisphere Edition

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

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NEW BOOKS
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Guide to the Night Sky
2019 Guide
to the Night Sky

Monthly guide with star charts, planets, moon phases, and meteor showers.
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WALL CALENDARS
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Astronomy 2019 Calendar by Terence Dickinson
Astronomy 2019

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Compiled by stargazing authority Terence Dickinson, author of NightWatch. Includes a diary of celestial events, which range from meteor showers to eclipses.
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ASTRONOMICAL
BINOCULARS & SCOPES


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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GETTING STARTED:
SKY WATCHING
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Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Best first Astronomy book. All time best seller in this category. Includes set of star charts.
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OBSERVING GUIDES
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Turn Left at Orion [book]
Turn Left at Orion

An outsatnding guide to the night sky with detailed finder charts for 100's of objects (multiple star systems, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies).
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SKY MYTHS
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A Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends
A Walk Through the Heavens

A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating the constellations.
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KIDS BOOKS
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Find the Constellations by Hans Augusto Rey
Find the Constellations

A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating the constellations.
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Save on National Geographic Reference Maps at Amazon.com
Printed on premium quality paper stock, rolled, and packaged in a clear, hard plastic tube
National Geographic Solar System poster
The Heavens
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Star charts and constellations for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Chart shows 2,844 stars, nebulae and star clusters visible to the unaided eye.
Size: 23" x 30"
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National Geographic Earth's Moon poster
The Earth's Moon
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Detailed map of both sides of the Moon showing hundreds of lunar features and the lunar mission landing spots. Includes graphics and descriptions of the Moon's phases, and much, much more.
28" x 42"
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National Geographic Milky Way poster
The Milky Way
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Computer-generated image of the Milky Way showing positions of 100's of thousands of stars & nebulae. Shows Earth's location and includes photos, descriptions and other features.
24" x 36"
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