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Millenium Star Atlas (3 volumes) like new Sold!

Price - $250.00

Ad Number: 171255

Posted: 17 May 2019

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I love using the Millenium Star Atlas when getting ready for an observing session; it’s really the Mother of all Star Atlases. Without peer, it’s hailed as the definitive reference set. It's sad that it's no longer in print.
Luckily for some observer, I have for sale a 2nd, like new, Millennium Star Atlas. The three books have never been used. The slipcase is missing, but the books are in perfectly new condition. This star atlas has been out of print and the cheapest complete set in the marketplace is $412, used. The overlays are all present in an unused condition, and alone garner $20 on the marketplace. Asking only $250.

The Millenium Star Atlas is detailed, comprehensive, and shows more than one million stars, three times as many as any other atlas in print at the time of publication. More than 10,000 of the nearest stars are labeled with their distances in light-years, as determined by the Hipparcos satellite. The charts also include the locations, orientations, and aspect ratios of 8,000 galaxies. It outlines of many bright and dark nebulae; the location of many open and globular clusters; and some 250 of the brightest quasars. The non-stellar objects in the atlas are identified by type and designation. The chart scale is 100 arcsec/mm, matching that at the focus of an 8-inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain. Star magnitudes are essentially Johnson V. Distance labels are given for stars within 200 light-years of the Sun. Proper motion arrows are given for stars with motions exceeding 0.2 arcsec/yr. Variable stars are indicated by amplitude and variability type. Many thousands of already known and newly discovered double stars are depicted with tick marks indicating separation and position angle. The generous angular scale and the faint limiting magnitude, corresponding to the survey limit of the Hipparcos satellite at around 11th magnitude, makes star-hopping to deep-sky objects a breeze.

The Atlas was originally released in 1997 (this set is 1997) and represents the astrometric results from the Hipparcos mission. At the time of publication it represented a ten- to one hundred-fold increase in accuracy compared to all previous sky surveys and it still remains the most accurate star catalog available.

Please realize the books weigh approximately 12lbs. I will check with the post office as to the amount needed for shipping, which of course is extra.

Much prefer local pickup from central Vermont (05733) or will ship at buyer’s expense. Paypal (please add 3%), personal check or money order. CONUS only please. Please email me with any questions. Thanks for looking!


  • Condition Like new
  • Location Central Vermont

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