David Chandler Night Sky Planisphere

David Chandler Night Sky Planisphere


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Model:  chandler_planisphere

Generally regarded as the BEST planisphere!

This sturdy planisphere is a quick and convenient way of seeing which constellations are above the horizon at any specified time and day of the year.

Sky and Telescope magazine adopted The David Chandler 'Night Sky' planisphere in 1976 and has promoted it ever since. It is widely recognized by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the best planisphere on the market.

Eliminates over 90% of the distortion inherent in conventional one-sided planispheres.

"Chandler's planisphere (rotating star-finder wheel) is the finest available" Sky News


Key features:

Unlike coffee-table planispheres, The Night Sky is printed with dark stars on a light background, for easy nighttime readability.

The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars. The constellation patterns were designed in collaboration with the editors of Sky and Telescope magazine.

Coordinate grid lines are shown without being intrusive. Coordinates are shown because they can be useful for cross referencing with star atlases.

A selection of deep sky objects for binocular viewing is included. It is important to point out to beginners that the best first telescope is a pair of binoculars. You may already have what it takes to start observing tonight!

The Night Sky is larger than it looks! The map scale is larger than on similar-size planispheres because the whole sky does not have to be shown on a single map.
Measures approx 8.5 x 10 inches 

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A superior design
Saturday, 28 February 2015  | 

The usual planispheres are fine for checking out the night sky before you go outside. However this one is better suited to outdoor reading. With a red light I had no difficulty in setting or reading the map. Having the southern horizon on a separate map on the reverse is brilliant. Hung up on the observatory wall it looks pretty impressive too.

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Great piece of kit
Wednesday, 26 November 2014  | 

This is the second one I have owned, my first was for the southern hemisphere when I was living in Aus', still got it.

I also have the Philips one, which is OK and a bit cheaper,where the Chandler wins is that it is easier to read in the dark with a red light, the black on a white background makes the constellations stand out.

I will use the Philips one when I am indoors and planning, this one for outdoors.

Plus it never runs out of battery!

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