Large Plastic The Night Sky
10" high X 8 1/2" wide with 8" dia. map
These plastic charts are made in the USA using durable plastic facing for the front and back and are secured with no-corrosion brass rivets. The Night Sky is printed with dark stars on a light background for easy nightime readability. The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars which makes them easy to recongnize and locate with the naked eye or entry level equipment. Coordinate grid lines are shown without being intrusive. A selection of deep sky objects for binocular viewing is included. It is important to point out to beginners that the best first telescipe is a pair binoculars. The map scale is larger than on similar-size planispheres because the whole sky does not have to be shown on a single map. It is widely recognized by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the overall best planisphere on the market.