Pocket Sky Atlas
Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time. Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. We raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas: the print version is the handiest detailed atlas around, easy to take on trips and use at the telescope thanks to its compact size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels.
Features of this 80-chart atlas:
- More than 30,000 stars, individually sized according to their relative brightness
- 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they are in the sky
- Constellation boundaries and stick figure outlines help you find your way.
Click here for updates to two charts that were affected in the first printing of this atlas — Chart 55 and Chart C. This did not affect subsequent printings.
- 110 Pages
- 6 by 9 inches
- spiral bound, softcover
What Sky & Telescope's Alan MacRoberts, has to say:
"Everyone who observes with a telescope or binoculars needs good sky charts. This handy item is the ideal starter atlas, with 30,000 stars to as faint as magnitude 7.6 (about the limit for binoculars or a good finderscope), 1,500 galaxies, clusters and nebulae hiding among them (colored by type), and much else. Constellations are outlined with their familiar stick figures for easy orientation. Low cost; an absolute must-have for every astronomer."