Chart of the Heavens002634
The ideal introduction to stargazing, these charts are simple to use at any time of the year, anywhere in the world. Packed with information, help and advice, as well as detailed instructions to help you get a firm understanding of the Stars and Constellations.
The Chart of the Heavens map set accurately depicts the night sky as it appears everywhere in the populated world. . With a little practice, stargazers of all ages can use these charts to locate and learn the names of stars, constellations and other fascinating objects in the heavens.
Laminated for durability and use in damp environments.
This Chart of the Heavens map set offers design features that are distinct from virtually all other star maps available today. Outstanding qualities include:
- An accurate, distortion-free view of the night sky as it appears anywhere in the populated world.
- A rectangular sky window in the cover that can be precisely adjusted to frame the viewing area.
- Symbols and representations to help find and identify constellations, bright stars, the Milky Way, star clusters, nebulae (gas clouds), variable stars and galaxies. See the inset diagram for a close-up example.
- Explanatory text, tables and illustrations covering a wide variety of fascinating astronomical topics using language that newcomers to astronomy will find easy to understand.
- Star-hopping diagrams that make it easy to get acquainted with the night sky. Exercises are provided for all four seasons and for observers in both northern and southern hemispheres.
- A table listing locations of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn through the year 2025.