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#26 izar187

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

In April I'll be heading to several places where I'll likely have no internet capability so my trusty Sky Safari will be useless ....

 

anyone have a recommendation for a Planisphere that includes at least the Messier objects in it?  And it needs to be at 10 deg latitude ...

 

Not exactly a planisphere, but better.

https://www.willbell...tlas/atlas1.htm



#27 nimitz69

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Posted Yesterday, 10:38 AM

That’s pretty neat, thx!

#28 dmgriff

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Posted Today, 09:34 AM

This planisphere has all the Messier objects.  The latitude requirement is a different matter.

 

https://agenaastro.c...re-mop-001.html

The above Celestial Teapot Designs Messier Object Planisphere is a step above its competitors. Latitude 30-60 degrees.

 

18 inches in diameter, sky maps front and back, lists about 150 dso with type, names, ra and dec, magnitude, constellation. The planisphere map has ra/dec coordinate lines.

 

There is a descriptive video at the Celestial Teapot website.

 

https://www.messierp...t&product_id=51

 

Highly recommend it, Orion Deep Map 600, and a pocket atlas, for anywhere anytime use/referral.

 

Good viewing,

 

Dave



#29 RyanSem

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Posted Today, 09:46 AM

Someone else might have said it, but I would download the additions for Stellarium before you lose internet. There are a couple additional packs that load a couple hundred million more stars, and the updated Comets, Asteroids, etc are helpful too (since the native versions are often unreliable). 



#30 Tony Flanders

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Posted Today, 10:18 AM

Not exactly a planisphere, but better.

https://www.willbell...tlas/atlas1.htm

Yes, I like the Bright Star Atlas a lot. Of the dozen alternatives to the Pocket Sky Atlas that I mentioned in my post, the Bright Star Atlas was at the top of the list. But I'd have to say you get more for your money with the Pocket Sky Atlas.




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