Updated star maps include all sky events occurring in 2017 and beyond.
Praise for the previous edition:
"A concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read... Recommended."
"An ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers. This atlas combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text."
-- The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
Night Sky Atlas is a highly practical atlas for sky gazers using binoculars or a small telescope. It combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text and color photographs of the solar system. The book is designed for practical use, with a lay-flat binding and cover flaps that help when in the field. The large format makes it easy to read the detailed maps and enjoy the beautiful photographs.
The book includes:
Opposite each map is a photorealistic image that shows how the same portion of sky looks to the naked eye, which allows less-experienced observers to locate and identify objects. The maps can be used for planning observations, navigating from one part of the sky to another, and as a quick reference guide.
Robin Scagell is an author, consultant and broadcaster, and the vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. In 2007, he received the Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting and in 2001, an asteroid was named after him. His books include Stargazing with a Telescope and Stargazing with Binoculars.
Wil Tirion has been an uranographer (star-map maker) for more than 40 years and has contributed maps to numerous books and atlases. In 1993 the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him.