Planisphere: Latitude 42 Degrees
The planisphere shows the position of the stars for every night of the year. Icons describe star magnitudes -- the larger the symbol, the brighter the star -- making it easy to locate specific stars. Stargazers will be able to identify planets, stars, constellations, globular clusters, nebulas, galaxies and other celestial wonders.
- At-a-glance coordinates for locating the brightest objects in the sky
- Planetary tables to locate Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, now improved for easier use
- An overlay window with a new shape for better viewing
- Times of sunrise and sunset for each day
- Declination and right ascension scales
- The ecliptic path.
The planisphere's booklet provides accurate information on bright and faint stars, the Milky Way and deep-sky searching. Other topics include:
- How to use the planisphere
- Finding planets, sunrise and sunset
- How to read a star map
- Learning the sky
- Exploring the skies, season by season.