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PLANISPHERES &
STAR ATLASES

All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Star atlases provide much greater detail and thousands of celestial objects.


The Night Sky Planisphere by David Chandler
The Night Sky Planisphere

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A popular and inexpensive 8-inch diameter, two-sided planisphere 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
Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.
Latitude 20° to 30° North
Latitude 30° to 40° North
Latitude 40° to 50° North
Latitude 50° to 60° North
Southern Hemisphere



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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STAR ATLASES
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Deep Sky Atlas

interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas
interstellarum
Deep Sky Atlas

An outstanding star atlas featuring 114 star charts, over 200,000 stars to mag. 9.5, and 15,000 deep-sky objects.
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90+ Customer Reviews

4th Edition

Observer's Sky Atlas: The 500 Best Deep-Sky Objects With Charts and Images by Erich Karkoschka
Observer's Sky Atlas
The 500 Best Deep-Sky Objects

Huge update to this popular information-rich handbook for use at the telescope.
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Moon Atlas

Duplex Moon Atlas by Ronald Stoyan
Duplex Moon Atlas

The best lunar atlas for observing the lunar surface at the telescope.
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20+ Customer Reviews

Best Seller

Pocket Sky Atlas
Pocket Sky Atlas

The best selling star atlas featuring 80 star charts, over 30,000 stars to mag. 7.6, and 1,500 deep-sky objects. Also available in a larger "Jumbo" format.
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 Compare Star Atlases 
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


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  The Evening Sky Map

The Evening Sky Map (PDF) is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy.

The Evening Sky Map (front)

The Evening Sky Map (back)

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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SMART TELESCOPE
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ZWO Seestar S50
Smart Imaging Telescope

A revolutionary low-cost all-in-one smart telescope that is easy to use. Nothing further to buy -- this amazing telescope automatically finds and takes images of deep sky objects, even from light-polluted suburban skies, and displays the image in real-time on your smart device (phone or tablet). Includes a carbon fiber tripod, carry case and a solar filter. More details on the Agena website including a first impressions video.
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ASTRONOMICAL
BINOCULARS

A good pair of binoculars are an inexpensive way to explore the wonders of the night sky. Here are two recommendations suitable for stargazing.

Nikon Aculon 10x50
Nikon Aculon
10x50 Binoculars

A high quality binocular with BAK-4 prisms and a 5mm exit pupil making it ideal for use in urban areas and/or by "older" eyes. Note -- best to avoid the 10-22x50 zoom version because the optical quality is not ideal for stargazing.
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Celestron SkyMaster 15x70
Celestron SkyMaster
Giant 15x70 Binoculars

(tripod adaptor optional)
The Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binoculars are a good, higher-power choice for the urban skywatcher. At 15x magnification these will require a steady hand or a tripod to stabilize the view.
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STARGAZING
BOOKS & GEAR

Not sure where to start. Here are some recommended books, binoculars and telescopes for new stargazers.

4th Edition
BEST SELLER


The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
The Backyard
Astronomer's Guide

A detailed and very well illustrated guide for beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers. Covers many topics from getting started, different types of equipment, observing, and astrophotography.
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550+ Customer Reviews


5th Edition
BEST SELLER



Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Best first Astronomy book for newcomers. All time best seller in this category. Includes a set of updated star charts.
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40+ Customer Reviews


5th Edition

Turn Left at Orion
Turn Left at Orion

Renowned observing guide with detailed finder charts, realistic drawings and descriptions for 100's of objects (multiple star systems, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies).
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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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