About this product
Part Number: 9780521173636
The Cambridge Star Atlas
Authors: Wil Tirion
- Full-color maps show stars, clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or a small telescope
- New features include a new map of the Moon, enhanced charts and a new data table
- Now spiral bound, ideal for use at the telescope
This classic star atlas is ideal for both beginning astronomers and more experienced observers worldwide. The clear, full-color maps show stars, clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or a small telescope. The atlas also features constellation boundaries and the Milky Way, and lists objects that are interesting to observe. This new edition features a clearer map of the Moon's surface, showing craters and features; a second Moon map, mirror reversed for users of telescopes with star diagonals; enhanced index charts showing the constellations more clearly; and a new data table listing stars hosting planetary systems. It is now spiral bound, making it ideal for use at the telescope.
About the author
Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He has always had an interest in astronomy, and especially star charts, and has contributed to many atlases, books and magazines in astronomy. In recognition for his work the minor planet, 4648 Tirion (1931 UE), is named after him.
'An easy to use book, clear, from an authoritative expert, not to be missed. Perhaps the ideal reference for all beginner or proficient observer in both amateur and professional capacity.' Ciel et Terre
'… ideal for both beginning astronomers and more experienced observers worldwide. … This new edition features a clearer map of the Moon's surface, showing craters and features; a second Moon map, mirror-reversed for users of telescopes with star diagonals; enhanced index charts showing the constellations more clearly; and a new data table listing starts hosting planetary systems. It is now spiral bound, making it ideal for use at the telescope.' Spaceflight
'The fourth edition of The Cambridge Star Atlas continues in the tradition of its predecessors in that the star charts are well drawn and clearly labelled. However this new edition also includes some new features not seen in previous editions. Including, a number of large scale charts showing the distribution of the Messier as well as a key to the main charts.' Astronomy Now
'The real beauty of this book is that the format for the main chart pages is so user friendly! First, the charts tend to cover fairly large sections of sky, and they tend to present ONLY targets that are what I would call 'excellent' targets. By this I mean that these charts tend to focus on the brighter targets in the sky. To me, the BEST part is that on the page across from each chart is a set of tables [that] identify the best Variables, Doubles, Open Clusters, Planetary Nebulae, Nebulae, and Galaxies that appear on the chart! It is a wonderful observing companion for just about any level of observer.' Ed Moreno, AstroMart.com
'… should prove popular with a wide readership.' The Observatory
|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |
10 November 2022 | Ian
A decent overview of the night sky. Perhaps not as detailed as the authors other (2000 genre) atlases, but itís a fantastic introduction into learning the night sky. The ringed binder allows easy page turns, both in the home and in the field. Glad that I bought this, and Iím now looking at the authorís other sky atlases.
03 November 2022 | Peter
This came well packaged in a book specific cardboard box inside one of the DHL boxes, along with some eyepieces and filters, all good therefrom FLO.
The Atlas itself is wonderful and packed with a lot more information than expected and is far from being just lists of star co-ordinates, I have really enjoyed looking through it but, so far have only brushed the surface of all that it contains. I'm sure that it will be a big help for a newbie like me!
One star omitted as my edition came with the cover on back to front and upside down, had me scratching my head for a while but no big deal. One long wet and rainy night I will undo the spiral binding and flip the cover over.
11 May 2021 | Russell
The Cambridge Star Atlas gives an extensive tour of the northern and southern skies by season, the Messier Objects, and a comprehensive set of twenty double-page star charts and tables, packed full of detailed information. I'm a beginner and have bought the atlas to learn the night skies and familiarise myself with some of the main stars and their constellations. I suspect the atlas will serve well those who are experienced astronomers and well as the beginner. If there is one thing I would change it is that the colour of the text on the seasonal maps would be better if white (as it is on the introductory pages) - making it white instead of black would dramatically improve readability, especially in the dusk.
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