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Mattiman

Using a planisphere...

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hi guys 

im wondering if y'all can help me. i brought a book called DK planisphere and starfinder.

i has a planishphere included for the latitude of 55 degrees North. i live in new zealand and the description when i brought it said it could be used anywhere in the world. only thing is i don't know how to use the planisphere. i have watchedd a few you tube clips as well but i still dont get it.

i have attached a picture of it as well

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any help would be much appreciated

thanks in advance

Mattiman

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It certainly won't be very useful. There is one of these in a local store. I'll have a look at it Thursday or Friday and see what I can make of it.

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Nope, it'd need the stars for the southern hemisphere printed on it!

You could lie it on the ground and imagine what stars you'd see if you lived in Britain?

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It is a Northern Hemsiphere planisphere.....so not much use in NZ.

There are Southern Hemisphere versions but I guess that does not help you at present. I bought mine from a local book store when I lived in Perth WA. But you can buy online

http://www.nhbs.com/title/153699/philips-planisphere-latitude-35-south?bkfno=199305&ca_id=1495&gclid=COrz58POqMkCFQGhGwod7TYGmw

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