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Atlases & Charts
The Star Atlas Companion
Following a few pages of finder charts, each constellation is presented alphabetically and includes notes about selected naked-eye stars in the constellation. Diagrams show the constellations as seen from Earth, together with "side views" (to show the distances to each star). Additional diagrams show how the constellation will look from Earth in AD 27,000. Information such as the apparent and absolute magnitudes of the stars are included.
The Cambridge Star Atlas by
The clear, full-color maps show stars, clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or a small telescope. The atlas also features constellation boundaries and the Milky Way, and lists objects that are interesting to observe.
The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas
Call Number: Call Number: Online AND Science Oversize QB65 .M448 2011
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.
Find atlases and charts using the Subject Headings linked below or try searching the catalog including terms such as charts or atlas* or manuals
Search the Furman Catalog
You can also browse relevant Library of Congress Subject Headings through these pre-searched subject heading links for ebooks, journals, and print books:
Create Your Own Star Map
Create a custom naked-eye map of the whole sky for any place on Earth, at any time of day or night, on any date from 1600 to 2400. The Sky & Telescope Interactive Sky Chart works in most Java-enabled Web browsers.
You can also find weekly notes about what to expect in the night sky each week at Sky & Telescope's Sky at a Glance webpage.