Sky Atlas 2000.0 Field Laminated
By Wil Tirion and Roger W. Sinnott
The standard against which all other star atlases are measured, each version of Sky Atlas 2000.0 contains 26 charts covering the whole sky and showing 81,312 single, multiple, and variable stars of magnitude of 8.5 and brighter and 2,700 deep-sky objects. Includes close-up charts of such areas as the celestial poles and the Virgo-Coma galaxy region, as well as an acetate coordinate-grid overlay for determining accurate positions. Copublished by Sky Publishing and Cambridge University Press.
The Field Version:
Stars and deep-sky objects are white on a black background.
18 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches, spiralbound along the top.
What Sky & Telescope's S. N. Johnson-Roehr, has to say:
"There's a reason this atlas is so heavy--it's a heavy-duty observing tool. It goes deep enough (magnitude 8.5) to guide me through a session of telescopic observing. It's laminated pages are good for use on those dew-heavy evenings/mornings, plus robust enough to take as many wax pencil markings as I need to make to plan or record myobserving sessions."