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Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 35 South)
Author: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849071925
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 2
Published: 8 May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.9 x 24.9 x 0.4
Description:
An essential travel accessory for astronomy enthusiasts visiting Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or southern South America.

Invaluable for both beginners and advanced observers, Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 35 South) is an essential travel accessory for astronomy enthusiasts visiting Australia, New Zealand, southern Africa or southern South America. To use this practical hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations, you simply turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location.

The map, by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, shows stars down to magnitude 4, plus several deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC), and the Orion Nebula (M42). Because the planets move round the Sun, their positions in the sky are constantly changing and they cannot be marked permanently on the map; however, the back of the planisphere has tables giving the positions of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn for every month until 2020.

The planisphere is supplied in a full-colour wallet that contains il...

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