For aspiring astronomers, National Geographic’s Stargazer’s Atlas offers the ideal guide to navigating the night sky and discovering its many wonders.
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Comprehensive Celestial Maps
At the core of this atlas are 24 all-sky charts that map the positions and paths of stars, planets, and deep-sky objects. Monthly charts track the changing constellations throughout the year in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The atlases indicate the locations of over 50,000 stars down to a magnitude of 6.5 for unaided observation. The charts also plot the Milky Way and outline the shapes of constellations. Detailed inset charts provide close-ups of dense star fields.
Key Information on Celestial Bodies
The atlas provides extensive details on the most important stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae and more. Hundreds of starred objects are highlighted with descriptions, including myths, facts, observation tips, and photography advice. Diagrams explain planetary motions, lunar phases, eclipses, and other phenomena. By combining expansive charts with in-depth information, the atlas enables readers to recognize and understand celestial sights.
Optimized Night Sky Observation
National Geographic’s atlas is designed for practical amateur astronomy. Monthly sky summaries highlight upcoming events and objects of interest. Tips help first-time observers get started. Charts are optimized for naked-eye, binocular and small telescope observation from mid-latitude locations rather than ideal dark sites. Photographs of galaxies and nebulae show what’s visible from a backyard telescope. The atlas transforms theory into observable sky.
This magnificent atlas places the universe at your fingertips. Its unparalleled maps, expert content, observation tips, and amazing photographs make the cosmos accessible. Stargazers of all levels will find inspiration within its pages. National Geographic’s Stargazer’s Atlas is the definitive guide to unravelling the celestial glories above.