The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas

The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas


By (author) Axel Mellinger, By (author) Ronald Stoyan

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  • Format: Hardback | 186 pages
  • Dimensions: 256mm x 342mm x 18mm | 1,420g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1107013461
  • ISBN 13: 9781107013469
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Illustrations note: 164 colour illus.
  • Sales rank: 201,889

Product description

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.

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Author information

Axel Mellinger is an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University. He is an accomplished astrophotographer and his wide-field mosaics of the night sky are used in planetariums around the world. Ronald Stoyan is editor-in-chief of Interstellarum, one of Germany's main astronomy magazines. Founding director of the German deep sky organization Fachgruppe Deep-Sky, he has authored and co-authored six books on practical astronomy.

Review quote

'Book of the month: this is a wonderful companion to a conventional atlas, as well as a superb coffee table book.' BBC Sky at Night Magazine '... should prove a valuable reference to the advanced-amateur community.' The Observatory '... 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.' Journal for the History of Astronomy

Table of contents

Preface; 1. User's guide; 2. How the atlas was compiled; 3. 82 charts of the entire sky; 4. Index of labelled objects.