The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
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 Degrees 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.
- Electronic book text
- 07 Oct 2011
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 164 colour illus.
'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.