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Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Best first Astronomy book. A 5-star best seller. Includes a set of star charts. Revised 4th Edition: updated for use through to 2025.
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The Backyard
Astronomer's Guide

One of the most valuable, beautiful and user-friendly Astronomy books ever produced. Loaded with useful information on many subjects including telescopes for beginners, computer-controlled telescope mounts, taking photos through a telescope, and much more.
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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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STAR ATLASES
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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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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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Atlas of the Moon

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

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

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

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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
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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 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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ASTRO POSTERS

star chart poster
2015 Moon Calendar Poster
Click to View Chart Detail

36" x 18"
The best of all Moon Calendar posters. Full-color photo-realistic poster including daily Moon data and optimized for North American users.
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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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Blu-ray & DVD

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

The new TV Series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A visually stunning and inspiring journey through the history of the Universe and our place in it.
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Save 20-30% 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
Click to View Detailed Image

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
Click to View Detailed Image

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
Click to View Detailed Image

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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