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Old 21-12-2005, 06:45 AM
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Exclamation Two More Free Star Atlases and Planisphere

I found this on another forum earlier in the week. I didn't want to pass along until I could make a review of them.

OK, first up is a nice Mag 6.5 Atlas - Similar layout as Norton's.
It seems accurate, and although it only goes down to Mag 6.5, it does use "standard" Symbols, unlike the free Mag 7 Atlas.
Don't let the on-screen view fool you. If you print it to a decent printer, it looks great. It even looks nice if you shrink it down to 8.5"x11"

Next up is a Mag 8.5 Atlas - Yup, thats right, Mag 8.5 --- He wants to substitute this for his SA2K
Again, it seems accurate; however, it is STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS - NOT COMPLETE FOR THE SOUTH Sorry fellas as of today it only goes down to -62degrees, but I thought I'd post it anyway so you can use it as soon as he completes it.
I don't know if I like this one...
The scale is sure tight and there is a TON of overlap between pages --- I'll give it a whirl, but I'm not gonna put my SA2K for sale on AstroMart just yet

Finally, a Do-it-yourself Planisphere:
As you can see, he was nice enough to give you Southern folks a set of disks too

Here is the author's main website (with links to the above pages)

<BIG SALUTE>Thanks Taki - Nice Work!!!
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