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Bright Star Atlas 2000.0

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by Wil Tirion and Brian Skiff


The Bright Star Atlas is intended to be used by the binocular observer.  This 10 map atlas of the night sky is drawn by Wil Tirion and is based upon the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogs with a stellar limiting magnitude of 6.5.

Opposite each full page map Brian Skiff of the Lowell Observatory has prepared a tabular listing of interesting objects visible in binoculars or small telescopes. These include galaxies, open clusters, diffuse nebulae, bright nebulae, planetary nebulae, double stars, and variable stars. Atlas includes a set of seasonal star maps to help orient the user to the night sky throughout practically the entire populated world. Objects in Skiff's catalog are also listed in cross referenced tables. 

Ideal companion atlas to the larger Sky Atlas 2000.0 or Uranometria 2000.0.

  • Heavy, film laminated covers
  • 6 Seasonal finder charts good anywhere in the world.
  • 10 Bright Star Atlas Maps 
  • Stars limiting magnitude is 6.5 based upon the Hipparcos/Tycho catalog.
  • Data for 612 objects (Position, size, magnitude, etc) presented in both summary tables and conveniently opposite each map for quick reference.
  • Variable Stars 135
    • Eclipsing 32
    • Pulsating 69
    • Eruptive 13
    • Other 21
  • Double Stars  200
  • Open Clusters 100
  • Open Clusters Associated with Nebulosity 15
  • Globular Clusters 46
  • Planetary Nebulae 41
  • Galaxies 115
  • All 110 Messier Objects
  • Constellation Summary Table (Name, Pronunciation, Meaning, Possessive Form, Abbreviation and Map location.

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