Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas: Desk Edition

Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas: Desk Edition

By: Stephan Schurig (author), Ronald Stoyan (author)Paperback

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Description

The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas heralds a new era of celestial cartography. It is an innovative, practical tool to choose and find stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Usually, deep sky objects are shown with just a standard symbol in the star charts. This atlas is different: all objects are shown according to their actual visibility. Four main visibility classes separate out objects that can be seen through 4-, 8- and 12-inch telescopes. Within each visibility class, the objects are labeled in different type weights and using graduated shades and colors for the symbols - the bolder the label or the darker the symbol, the easier it is to see the object. Spiral-bound and printed in red-light friendly colors on dew-resistant paper, this full-sky atlas has a limiting magnitude of 9.5, plotting over 200,000 stars. It is the ideal companion for amateur observers of all levels.

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About Author

Ronald Stoyan is Editor-in-Chief of interstellarum, and the proprietor of the independent German publisher Oculum-Verlag, which specializes in amateur astronomy books. He is the founding director of the German deep sky organization 'Fachgruppe Deep Sky' and has authored or co-authored twelve books on practical astronomy, including Atlas of the Messier Objects, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas and the Atlas of Great Comets. Stephan Schurig is a web and graphics design expert. Being an observer himself, he understands the specific needs of celestial cartography and its presentation. He is co-author of Germany's most popular planisphere, and is the designing author of a unique annual poster showing events in the night sky.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Key maps; List of catalog abbreviations; The atlas charts; Index of deep sky objects.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781107503380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781107503380
  • weight: 1400
  • ISBN10: 1107503388
  • translations: German

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