Twelve months or more prior to purchasing this telescope ( I swore I would never purchase another CAT and that was 30 years ago) I purchased a couple of Cambridge Star Atlases one on Stars and the other on Double Stars by Will Tirion. I still have the 2000.0 Star Atlas some where in a box when we moved. Though it has not turned up as yet.
I live in Australia, thus Southern Hemisphere and am wondering what Forum Members might recommend in the way of an atlas that would show what an 8" Schmidt Cassegrain is able to resolve and in its ability. I was thinking of purchasing the "interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas: Field Edition" though they have sold out at my local online book shop though I did find two on another online store. Would members recommend this field guide and its complimentary desk edition? Or some other Atlas of renown for an 8" CAT. The Evolution comes with a plethora of objects in its data base. Though it would be nice to plan a nights observation and not hop scotch to place I have no idea of. I have yet to use the telescope or do its first alignment. Even with all my dreams and aspirations. We live two streets from the local surf beach and there is too much salt spray in the air. At least during summer.
My wife and I do own a small 17' caravan and the plan was to go camping and observe whilst we were out in remote country towns or deserts.
Interests: Lunar and planets, double stars, planetary nebulas and Messier objects, small open clusters, i.e. The Jewel Box. Maybe tick off a few Globular Clusters as well.
All recommendations welcomed.