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Pocket Sky Atlas.

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Easy to use and full of visible targets; Sky and Telescope's "Pocket Sky Atlas".

This combines M,NGC and IC catalogues. There is an extensive index of galaxies, planetary nebulae etc etc.Variables and binaries are also marked.

It's ring bound so you can fold it back, night friendly and has a magnitude scale and Telrad circle inside the front cover.

It's handier than the Cambridge or the Norton.

I expect that it's appeared in other forum threads, I put it here as it is a tremendous help in searching the obscure, uber deep skies, Nick.

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Yes, the PSA is great. One lives in the lid of my eyepiece box.

The PSA doesn't go as deep as my SA 2000, but the larger atlas is clumsy for use outside although great for planning a session.

If you buy a PSA, you are unlikely to regret it. I took mine apart, laminated the pages, and rebound it in a small plastic ring binder. Took ages but worth it.

Regards, Ed.

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Something to add to my list. Stellarium is a lil bright on my laptop at night and thumbing through a paper copy is so much more fun.

Cheers guys!

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I have the Pocket Sky Atlas too - it is excellent!

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Personally, I plan with CdC.

While out with the scope, I have CdC detailed maps to mag. 12 but use the Collins Gem Pocket (and I really mean pocket) Atlas for rough navigation around the more obscure areas of the sky.

It works for me.

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Collins Gem Pocket (and I really mean pocket) Atlas for rough navigation around the more obscure areas of the sky.

It works for me.

Collins Gem! I used to have one of those but lost it some time ago. Now you've reminded me I must go out and buy another! I found it great for bino & casual observing.

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Was flicking through the £4.99 Gem at waterstones the other day. I used to keep one in the car. It's full of detail and good enough to scrawl all over.

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Yes, the PSA is great. One lives in the lid of my eyepiece box.

Regards, Ed.

Ditto :icon_salut:

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