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Celestron Sky Map - Planisphere

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The Celestron Sky Map provides a fun way to read the night sky, and is an ideal teaching guide.  Just as you wouldn't set off upon a road trip without a road map, you needn't try navigating the night sky without a map either.  Even if you're experienced around major constellations, these maps help locate all kinds of fascinating objects.

The front cover has a specially designed luminous planisphere that rotates to simulate the seasonal progression of celestial objects through the sky.  When the planisphere is pre-exposed to light, star positions glow brightly against a dark background-mimicking actual constellations.  More than a thousand stars and deep-sky objects are listed and charted.  The illustrated reference section provides basic information and the visual characteristics of various types of stars, nebulae and galaxies.

To use, hold the map above your head with the arrow facing celestial north.  Turn the dial to the present date and time, and the map shows you exactly what is above you.  Turn the dial as the hour changes to keep up with the orbiting sky show.
Please note - these maps are for use in the northern hemisphere only.

Specifications:

  • Softcover
  • 21 Pages
  • The maps measure 13 x 11" and are printed upon heavyweight, moisture-resistant card stock.
  • The pages have a special comb binding so they can lay flat or be folded over.

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    5.0

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    By Just Me

    from Kunkletown,PA

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          Comments about Celestron Sky Map - Planisphere:

          Informative book about stars, planets, and constellations and where to find them in the night sky. Sections broken down into four seasons. Made of very heavy paper to last a long time.

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          5.0

          Great reference guide!

          By Overmann

          from Manchester, NH

          About Me Avid Astronomer

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            Comments about Celestron Sky Map - Planisphere:

            This guide is well made and easy to use. If you don't have or want a computer on to see what is out tonight... this guide make it easy in about 10 seconds to see what the night sky is going to look like tonight or any night in the future or past. A must have for any astronomer!

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