- Map: 2 pages
- Publisher: David Chandler Co.; Large Plastic 30-40 degrees Edition edition (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961320753
- ISBN-13: 978-0961320751
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 202 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large; North Latitude) Large Plastic 30-40 degrees Edition Edition
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Chandler's planisphere is the finest available. -- Terence Dickinson, astronomy textbook author, in SkyNews Magazine --Terence Dickinson
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Most aficionados now prefer David Chandler's The Night Sky wheel. -- J.T. Westways Magazine --Westways Magazine
From the Publisher
The Night Sky comes in two sizes: Large (8 inch diameter) and Small (5 inch diameter). The large size is best for learning the constellations. The small size is best as a pocket reference to tell you what constellations are up if you are already reasonably familiar with the constellations. In each size the charts are available for different latitude zones.
To find the correct size and latitude zone, use the following ISBN numbers in your Amazon.com search:
The Night Sky 50°-60° (Large), 1891938088 (Small), 1891938096
The Night Sky 40°-50° (Large), 0961320745 (Small), 1891938010
The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large), 0961320753 (Small), 1891938029
The Night Sky 20°-30° (Large), 0961320761 (Small), 1891938037
The Night Sky Southern Hemisphere (Large), 0961320737 (Small), 1891938002
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I'm not totally new to stargazing -- but couldn't find the old ones my son had. Was undecided which stargazing map better so also purchased, Guide to the Stars map, has a bolder print. See the pic. The benefits to this is that it does not take up much room and can be hung on the wall. Magnifying lenses may be needed for the fine print if your eyes are less than good. Map, made of cardstock, is inside a clear plastic holder/hanger and features a turn dial, I liked. This map holder is around 9in X 10.5in. Map diameter itself is about 7 inches - the white football shape portion of night sky. The circular white part contains the month, day and time you will align for the correct view. The shaded area on map is Milky Way. A downside is the South view is on the back side so you will have to flip.
Map has instructions and hints along with objects for Binoculars on the facing South (back). Also legend for Star clusters, Nebulas, Galaxy.
My map came in a box with other things. It would be a bummer if you only ordered map and was stuffed in a small mailbox. Being bent will ruin the map for sure. I ordered with Red LED flashlight and Guide to the Stars, it all came in one box. Later ordered Eyeskey waterproof compass.
Enjoy whatever you buy, it will give you endless fun trying to navigate the stars. Live long and prosper...
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The Night Sky planisphere is made of very durable, quality plastic. The wheel is covered by clear plastic to help prevent dirt clogging up the works. It also comes in a pliable plastic case that can be reused for safe storage. It's clear and easy to read, and made to be use with a red light during night viewings.
It is missing a few major sites, none of which immediately spring to mind, but it's probably for the best as to reduce clutter on the map. I bought Sky & Telescope magazine's Pocket Sky Atlas along with the Night Sky for extra detail. I almost always use them together. Either I'll use the Night Sky to find an interesting area of stars above me and look up the details of it in the Sky Atlas, or I'll browse the Sky Atlas for interesting features and use the Night Sky to actually find it above me.
I would recommend this to others interested in astronomy. :)