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  • Spiral-bound: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Field ed. edition (18 Dec. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107503396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107503397
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 2.7 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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'Co-authors Ronald Stoyan and Stephan Schurig have created a masterpiece - an atlas that not only plots thousands of stars and deep sky objects but also, through symbols and color codes and shading, shows their visibility through telescopes of various apertures. A perfect marriage between star atlas and observing guide, the interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas is a must-have for the serious amateur astronomer.' Glenn Chaple, Astronomy magazine columnist

'Unusual features of the atlas include marking up dark nebulae, something often overlooked on modern star atlases, and marking up many deep sky objects by popular name as well as their common catalogue numbers. The fine detail charts of many areas of sky including common Abell clusters is also a nice touch. Another nice touch is the use of the visibility criteria calculated from the software Eye and Telescope which gives you some idea of what you may be able to see. Overall I think this is the best addition to the deeper sky atlases that has come out in a long time and will certainly be a major part of my observing kit from now on.' Owen Brazell, Galaxies Section Director, The Webb Society

'Some people think that the time of the large, printed sky atlas is over. This is due to the great success of planetarium programs with all their digital features. Indeed, the paper versions get rarer, but this does not diminish their value. They are still essential, both for preparing an observing session and at the telescope. So the new interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas is much appreciated. This is mainly due to its sophisticated concept and perfect production. The atlas is both comprehensive and practical. It offers a complete set of deep-sky objects, chosen by the concept of observability. The presentation is excellent. The atlas will be a helpful companion - at day and night. The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas is a must for every observer - against all digital temptations.' Wolfgang Steinicke, Nebulae and Clusters Section Director, The Webb Society

'Ronald Stoyan and Stephan Schurig have accomplished something new with the interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas. The concept is simple. Items are colored according to their brightness. The fainter the color, the more difficult the object is to observe visually. The front of the atlas gives rankings for 4", 8", 12" and larger telescopes, so given your instrument, you have immediate access to a quick reference of available targets. Physically the size is quite handy. With stellar magnitudes dropping to around 11, the maps are detailed enough to find objects visually, but not so detailed that one is overwhelmed by the field. Additionally, the individual maps are not so large as to be unwieldy in the field. Concerns that the colors would be hard to differentiate under a red flashlight were unfounded. It's not the specific color that matters but the intensity. It's not often that an atlas brings something new to the table, but this one has managed it.' Tom Trusock, Head Forum Administrator, cloudynights.com

'… if you enjoy a detailed, well-thought-out paper atlas, I urge you to consider the interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas. It combines all the best attributes of the three most popular atlases already available in our hobby, all the while eliminating many negatives. It's compact and lightweight. It has a substantial number of objects and catalogs plotted, and it's geared towards observers of all levels. It brings a novel method of categorizing deep-sky objects that proves quite effective, and it has the durability and indestructibility of an M1 tank and will last forever. What's not to love?' Dragan Nikin, Astronomy Technology Today

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This revolutionary deep sky atlas, designed with the practical observer in mind, shows all deep sky objects according to their actual telescopic visibility, in 4-, 8- and 12-inch telescopes. Spiral-bound and printed in color on fully waterproof material, this innovative atlas is the only star atlas you'll ever need.

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I bought this atlas after seeing a fellow astro site member had bought the Field Edition which was a little over the top cost wise for me. This is not a cheap book but it is very well put together and beautifully laid out. It is done in a way that I have not seen before and I have to say it is the best Deey Sky Atlas I have seen so far. Expensive, yes but also excellent, worth the cost in my opinion and would be a superb adition to any astronomers equipment..
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A lovely star atlas. I'm a sucker for them though. Very nice size to handle and use while out observing. The paper seems to be of high quality and lays flat for ease of use. The graded shading of objects shown gives a good sense of what might be viewed through different sized telescopes. I was a bit perturbed at some of the "new" names being assigned to some of the objects, but this is a minor quibble. This atlas would be a great addition to any observers arsenal.
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This is a large scale atlas which is well set out. The colour coding of each deep sky object tells you instantly whether you will be able to see it with your telescopes aperture. Spirally bound so each page can fold flat with each map slightly overlapping on the next page. This is an excellent stellar atlas which will be most observers main star chart.
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I had been reading some positive reviews for this Sky Atlas on the Astronomy Forum I use; took the plunge and bought the Desk Edition....looks very good; I think it will get plenty of use when I'm out searching for some of those elusive Deep Sky objects.
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I started my hobby in amateur astronomy during my childhood, in the middle of the years 1970's.
The "reference map" of the sky was Altlas Coeli (A2 format...) for me in those decades in Hungary.
I loved that printed map (there was no PC and internet in that time) with its very detailed and informative colourful format.

Nowadays, I use SkyTools3Pro software for star hunting running on my observatory PC and am hanging on the net continuously. At the same time, since I am a basically opened but conservative guy (...), what I really lacked from the desk of my backyard obsy was a good, precise printed map of the sky. Like my old reference above.

This DSA is very close to my reference above so I like it and am happy to buy it.

I can have just light criticism below.

1. I miss the colorful pattern of the Milky Way star regions from the map. Atlas Coeli provided two blue (dark blue and light blue, if I am right) colours for representing different densities of background star fields as continuous region in the Milky Way. That was very good feature and this is missing here indeed.

2. Price. Although the paper quality of the pages is extremely okay but physical dimensions of the map are small (cca. 26x28cm) - at least compared to the price. So it would have been bigger format for this price or cheaper in this dimension I feel.

But all in all, it is okay and I am really satisfied with it.
Recommended deal.

Attila
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de grandes pages, une belle qualité de matière, les filtres à utiliser pour les nébuleuses, et surtout la mise en avant de ce qu'on peut observer en fonction de la taille du télescope
même pour un débutant comme moi, il est très accessible
un atlas cher mais de très bonne qualité
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