Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe, 2nd Edition - Laminated

Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe, 2nd Edition - Laminated
Item # SG-46905
  • Authors: Wil Tirion and Roger W. Sinnott - Publisher: Cambridge University Press - Co-Publisher: Sky Publishing (1998)
  • Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition contains 26 charts showing close to 85,000 objects (stars and deep sky objects) down to magnitude 8.5.
  • Features black stars on a white background for red light night use.
  • Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition contains color-coded deep-sky objects for easy identification.
  • Charts open flat and are top bound for easy handling while lamination protects your valuable maps from the elements!
  • Laminated spiral bound edition measures 16.8 x 12.5 x 0.6 inches and contains 30 pages.


Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition

The long-awaited second edition of Wil Tirion's superb Sky Atlas 2000.0 offers 43,000 additional stars, with all positions now derived from the Hipparcos database. The Atlas opens out to reveal 28 charts, each one 500 mm wide and 380 mm deep (20 by 15 inches). This large format allows the stars, nebulae and galaxies to be displayed with unrivalled clarity. For this edition improved isophotal maps are used for the Milky Way, and extra charts for crowded areas of the sky have been added. Within the constellations, Flamsteed numbers identify the brighter stars by name, while NGC and Messier numbers are used for non-stellar objects. Colour coding and size graduation is used to visually convey the maximum information on star types and brightnesses. This atlas is an indispensable aid for all users of astronomical telescopes and the laminated pages help protect it from dew!

The Sky Atlas 2000.0 is the standard against which all other star atlases are judged, and is a classic! This is the Deluxe version of the Sky Atlas 2000. The objects are all black, the sky is white, and deep sky objects are color-coded by type for easy identification. All versions of the Sky Atlas 2000, however, contain 26 charts covering the whole sky, and show 81,312 single, multiple, and variable stars down to magnitude 8.5, as well as 2,700 deep-sky objects. Close up charts of special areas like the celestial poles and Virgo-Coma Berenices galaxy region are included, and an acetate coordinate grid overlay helps determine accurate positions. The Deluxe Edition of the Sky Atlas 2000 is in a 12" X 16" book, and the pages unfold to display a chart with dimensions of 21 x 16 inches. The charts are spiralbound along the top for easy use.

Note from the editor: This is a great gift! The Sky Atlas 2000 is one of those "must-have's" for amateur astronomers who attend star parties or spend lots of nights, all throughout the year, under the stars with their telescope.

Laminated Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe 2nd Edition Reviews

"Using data from both the Tycho and Hipparcos Catalogues, 81, 312 stars down to magnitude 8.5 are now plotted on 26 charts. This is nearly double the number of the previous version ... The Deluxe Version is spiral-bound and unlaminated. The Field and Desk Versions are available in less expensive unlaminated and unbound format, i.e. loose sheets, or more expensive laminated and spiralbound format ... Sky Atlas 2000.0 is an excellent atlas at a very reasonable price, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced observers." -- Gordon Nason, Astronomy and Space

"It is a splendid mid-range atlas." -- Ian Genner, Webb Society Quarterly Journal

"... an excellent new edition with changes which are all improvements. Thoroughly recommended for amateurs and I suspect that many professionals will also find it useful." -- Cliff Turk, Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of South Africa
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU SG-46905
Manufacturer Bookstore
Author Wil Tirion, Roger W. Sinnott
Publisher Sky Publishing
Cover Type Spiral Bound
Number of Pages 31
ISBN Number 9780933346901

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Sky Atlas 2000.0
5 stars that's funny.

This has been one of the best investments I have made in the book/chart area. You get star detail down to mag 8.5, version 2 was redone using the latest satellite star inventories so the accuracy is good. It is well made with a good spiral binding and heavily laminted pages. It will definately take the abuse of field use.

The only thing I have heard some folks complain about is the size. Each laminated page is about 14x18.5 - so it's definately not a pocket atlas. Personally I like the size as it will give you a relatively large area of sky per page. The size also give you the ability to drop it beside you while you are observing and the pages will not be blown around by the wind and moisture is not a problem.

BTW - If you don't get the deluxe version, get the one with black letters on white background - definately easier to see at night.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 1/6/2008)
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