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Sky Atlas 2000.0 2ed Deluxe Edition: Twenty-six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions Paperback – 13 Nov 1998

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  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (13 Nov. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521627621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521627627
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 2.3 x 40 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,987,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Using data from both the Tycho and Hipparcos Catalogues, 81, 312 stars down to magnitude 8.5 are now plotted on 26 charts. This is nearly double the number of the previous version … The Deluxe Version is spiral-bound and unlaminated. The Field and Desk Versions are available in less expensive unlaminated and unbound format, i.e. loose sheets, or more expensive laminated and spiralbound format … Sky Atlas 2000.0 is an excellent atlas at a very reasonable price, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced observers.' Gordon Nason, Astronomy and Space

'It is a splendid mid-range atlas.' Ian Genner, Webb Society Quarterly Journal

'… an excellent new edition with changes which are all improvements. Thoroughly recommended for amateurs and I suspect that many professionals will also find it useful.' Cliff Turk, Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of South Africa

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The long-awaited second edition of Wil Tirion's superb Sky Atlas 2000.0 offers 43,000 additional stars and all the positions are derived from the most accurate satellite data. Stars, nebulae and galaxies are displayed with unrivalled clarity. Suitable for use worldwide. Copublished with Sky Publishing Corporation.

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WHEN IT ARRIVED ON the scene in 1981, the original Sky Atlas 2000.0 by Wil Tirion was the first comprehensive set of star charts tailored for the coordinate equinox now in universal use. Read the first page
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Prof G. J. Parker on 11 Aug. 2007
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
If you are interested in the stars, then you'll be needing a map to find your way around. Sky Atlas 2000.0 is not only the mpost beautiful sky map I've ever owned - it's also the most useful. Be prepared for when this one is to be delivered! It measures some 30 x 42 cm and each page opens out (its folded in half). This gives you a large format, extremely easy to read guide to the stars. Stellar magnitudes are indicated by the diameter of the stars and goes down to 8.5. Also there are symbols for double or multiple stars, variable stars, open star clusters, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, bright and dark nebulae and galaxies. In other words just about every object you are ever likely to encounter. Colour is used to make these maps extremely readable and easy on the eye.
You need a star map - look no further than Sky Atlas 2000.0 - it has the lot!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 May 1999
Format: Paperback
This atlas builds on the Cambridge Star Atlas 2000, now in its second edition. The format is a good deal larger and has bifold maps going down to mag +8.5. There are many deep sky objects also identified in the maps. This atlas does lack some of the detailed information provided in the Atlas 2000, in particular the tables that support each map.I have found though that these two maps compliment each other nicely. One question for suppliers, why are the other editions of this atlas not advertised. I'm talking about the laminated field editions etc. The Deluxe edition is not an Atlas to take out on a cold damp night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SallyandDavid on 23 Jan. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was bought as a present to replace my aging Atlas Coeli. It's almost exactly the same size with well printed and clear charts although the arrangement of charts is different and the Coeli charts are hand drawn rather than plotted.

This type of atlas is really for use on a desk for planning or checking rather than ouside at the eyepiece - it's just too big and paper does not cope with dew for long. I use laminated A4 maps of similar scale outside having planned from a map inside. The index charts could be better presented possibly as a loose sheet as well if like me you work from the constellations and star hop rather than use co ordinates. That's really my only gripe (and with Atlas Coeli - but I'm used to that by now!)

The overlay sheet stores quite neatly inside the atlas being thinner than the version supplied with Coeli that one needs a pocket making or it gets lost which this one shouldn't.

If you want to use it outside get the laminated version, but if you like looking over maps this is a nice set for your desk. If it's only for outside use remember you won't see the colours with a red light and it needs a desk, holding down in the wind and keeping dry.
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