9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
OK to decent,
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This review is from: The Southern Sky Guide (Paperback)
This book has well laid out and attractive star charts but is used best as a desk reference and not as a field reference. Like most of Tirion's Atlases, I think the charts are one magnitude from being truly useful. Under very dark skies in the country the charts would be more then adequate to find the deep sky objects, but in a moderately polluted urban environment there is insufficient magnitude detail to star hop adequately. I would say this book is excellent for beginners or newcomers looking for an introduction to the Southern skies. So I give this 4 stars, also partly because there is a lack of such introductory books of the Southern skies.