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Notes on Various Editions of Norton's Star Atlas and the Galactic Alignment of Era John Major Jenkins. January 30 th., The galactic alignment of. Printable PDF deep sky atlas for serious visual astronomy. Stars down to th magnitude, DSO objects down to 14th magnitude, pages and 21 Zoom. Introduction. My favorite star atlas had been "Norton's Star Atlas (Epoch )". I liked its large scale All files are in pdf format and ppt format.

Each gore covered 4 hours of right ascension , from declination 60 degrees north to 60 degrees south, drawn on a projection specially designed by Norton. The north and south polar regions of the sky were covered by separate charts on a standard azimuthal equidistant projection , extending from the celestial poles to declination 50 degrees north and south. Constellation boundaries were represented by dashed lines meandering between the stars, for no official boundaries were then established. For the 5th edition of the Atlas, published in , Norton completely redrew the charts, despite now suffering from severely impaired vision in his left eye due to a blood clot behind the retina. This time he used the Harvard Revised Photometry catalogue for the positions and brightnesses of the stars. In this 5th edition the Milky Way was included for the first time, and he incorporated the official constellation boundaries that had been laid down by the International Astronomical Union in

With each passing edition, the text grew into a reference handbook as essential for amateur astronomers as the charts themselves.


Sadly from then, it is no longer printed on stout paper unlike previous editions. Resulting in the atlas not being very suitable for use on a dew laden night. These charts were computer-plotted by the cartographic company of John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. The total number of stars plotted was over , reaching to magnitude 6. The text was extensively rewritten and reorganized under the editorship of the British astronomy writer Ian Ridpath.

A further break with the past came with the 20th edition in when publication of the title moved to New York, although the editor and contributors remained in the UK. For this edition the charts were replotted and the reference section heavily revised to reflect the latest advances in amateur astronomy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This is essential: a smaller atlas, such as Sky Atlas , does not guarantee plotting at least one star close enough to the object, and makes more difficult the identification.

Choose a star atlas that's right for you

I have tried the collection for half a year and I can affirm that is the best star atlas I have tried ever.

For getting truly functional maps, I prepared an index section listing the objects first by constellation, then by RA, and then by DEC, that allow locating any object in a few seconds.

Each A4 page in the collection contains 54 maps gathered in blocks of six maps each right picture , and printed at dpi. The main folder contains a selection of the 6, best DSO, and the second, an extension for faint galaxies, galaxy clusters and objects that did not pass the filtering conditions. As you can see, any of the 12, objects is presented with its basic data and a field of 1 degree centered on it.

Just take the atlas you prefer and compare the details. I am now working in a program to plot high resolution maps. Moreover, I am considering in the near future a project of developing a new printed atlas, more powerful than the Millennium Atlas. Do you want this atlas for you? I have prepared a PDF document with the first maps. It is free, follow this link. These considerations led me to the idea of seeking something similar to a giant binocular, but with larger magnification.

Could a large spotting scope be useful in deep sky? Finally, I found something that fits in this idea. It is a large spotting scope, which combines a 2. Both objectives can be interchanged by flipping a mirror.

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The light path is folded, so the instrument is surprisingly compact and light. In order to make this telescope more functional, I coupled a 9x50 finder and a Manfrotto three-axis system on the geared head to make starhopping faster though keeping accuracy. The picture on the left shows the appearance of all the components assembled.

Zooming the image reveals a lot of detail, and objects that are totally faded at less magnification become visible. It is amazing to see how magnification brings to visibility objects totally imperceptible at x Obviously, the optical quality is not as good as in a true astronomical refractor, but anyway it is much better than that of giant binoculars.

This is an instrument for deep-sky objects, not for planets. The coatings are excellent, which is a very good point. That comfort was the main reason to bet for it. This instrument seems to have found a gap to fill, especially when the cold and wind are intense. In adverse situations, I unfold the tripod, fix the spotting scope, deployed two legs, lean the tripod by the car window south oriented , and I observe warm from inside.

Better than nothing! That said, which one is best for you? That depends on your experience, your goals, and your telescope. Such atlases show stars to about magnitude 6. Beginner atlases also show a wide swath of sky on each page and may include constellation outlines.

These atlases also limit the number of plotted deep-sky objects to only those visible through a 4-inch telescope. That list includes the Messier objects, selected objects from the New General Catalogue NGC , and the brightest and most colorful double and variable stars. Sky Calendar from Abrams Planetarium part of Michigan State University has been helping beginning observers learn the sky for more than four decades. Abrams Planetarium Introductory atlases My first pick is not a traditional star atlas.

Still, for four decades, the Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar has promoted basic skywatching. As its name implies, the sheet for each month takes the form of a calendar. The Sky Calendar is a great quick reference for beginners and advanced amateur astronomers alike. And while most of the star atlases in this story contain thousands of stars, the Sky Calendar shows only the brightest or so, depending on the month. That number works well for beginners or for those who observe under moderate light pollution.

Abrams Planetarium publishes the Sky Calendar in loose-leaf form and mails it quarterly 3 months per mailing. It also includes approximately 1, double and variable stars and deep-sky objects.

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