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Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts. Each double-page spread shows a section of the night sky and is accompanied by an inverted chart highlighting and naming double stars, variable stars, open clusters, galactic and planetary nebulae, globular clusters, and galaxies. The 82 large-scale charts, with a scale of 1° per cm, identify over 1500 deep-sky objects and 2500 stars. Providing a giant mosaic of the entire sky, this unique atlas is unparalleled in detail and completeness, making it indispensable for visual observers and astrophotographers.Read more
- The first star atlas printed from digital sky imagery
- Compiled from 3000 images, it gives a mosaic of the whole night sky in all its splendour
- Each double-page spread features a photographic section of the sky and an inverted chart highlighting over 1500 deep-sky objects and 2500 stars
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"This work is a genuine feast for the eyes for those studied in astronomy. It is appropriate for academic collections supporting programs in astronomy and astrophysics." -Margaret F. Dominy, American Reference Books AnnualSee more reviews
"On my desk is the English edition of the most beautiful star atlas of modern times...What a perfect tool for cloudy-night star gazing! And a fine reference book for the historian." - Owen Gingerich, Journal for the History of Astronomy, Aug 2012
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- Date Published: September 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107013469
- length: 186 pages
- dimensions: 345 x 257 x 17 mm
- weight: 1.41kg
- contains: 164 colour illus.
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2013
Table of Contents
1. User's guide
2. How the atlas was compiled
3. 82 charts of the entire sky
4. Index of labelled objects.
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