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Old 28-04-2005, 12:38 PM
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Thumbs up Free star atlas

Came across this today , a series of pdf files which when printed out make a star atlas going to magnitude seven.

Quoting from the page :

"The Mag-7 Star Atlas plots stars down to Magnitude 7.25, with double / multiple stars indicated by a thin horizontal bar. Plotted DSO's (Deep Sky Objects) include all objects on the Messier list, the RASC's finest NGC list, and the Herschell 400 list --- more than 550 DSO's in total. "

Get it here

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Old 28-04-2005, 02:01 PM
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gunna have to download it me thinks (and print it out)
many thanks
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Old 28-04-2005, 03:15 PM
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printed, now to put them in plastic sleaves. many thanks again
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Old 28-04-2005, 06:02 PM
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Have you run a highlighter over all the doubles yet Ving ?
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Old 29-04-2005, 03:37 PM
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lol! no.
haven even thought about it.
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Old 29-04-2005, 10:56 PM
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David, don't use a highlighter pen. Those things are fluoro colours and might muck up your night vision LOL
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Old 30-04-2005, 02:10 PM
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lmao!!!
night glow pen needed so i dont have to use a torch
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Old 30-04-2005, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Geoff got it downloading now. Ving, why don't you pinprick your charts then backlight them....
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Old 30-04-2005, 05:12 PM
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Just bought myself a 20 sleeve A4 binder. Printed the maps at work. All up cost $1.60
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great for the price!
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:52 PM
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Just bought myself a 20 sleeve A4 binder. Printed the maps at work. All up cost $1.60
hey I got ripped off!
myn was $2!

just for the record, I used the charts with graeat sucess on saturday night in leo and virgo
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:19 PM
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$1.48 at Officeworks today!
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:25 AM
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I have now written page goto reference around the edges so I know what map joins where

used it to find the ghost of jupiter last night
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Nice charts.. I wish the M and NGC objects were identified with more than just a red circle, so you could see what type of object they are. At the moment there's nothing to distinguish them as a galaxy, glob, open cluster, nebula etc.

Will print them out though, good charts for the price
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:44 PM
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yup, my fav price too!
you know what tho mike, not knowing what they are isnt bad. you can hunt them down and find out
maybe then make a note of what type of objects they are
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:17 PM
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I've compiled a chart index listing the constellations alphabetically and by midnight culmination month. Enjoy:

http://www.webclot.com/pub/Index.pdf

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Does anyone know of a place that could print and laminate aswell as bind all these maps onto A3 paper, for a reasonable price (cheap or free)? The A4 gets a little tricky to read.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:00 PM
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your local library.
mine has the printing facilities, laminating and binding.
its still not cheap tho
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:31 PM
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You may want to hold off on laminating them, a revised addition with a few corrections could be on the site this weekend. Check out this email I got today:

On May 10, 2005 05:34 am, you wrote:
> Thanks for making these charts available, very handy!
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> I've compiled a chart index listing the constellations alphabetically
> and by midnight culmination month and I thought others may benefit
> from it. Feel free to add to to your web site if interested.It can be
> found
> here:

[snip]

That's a great addition! I'll add a link to it from my project page this week (any additional credit I can mention? ie: Tom Luttrell of [your website/homepage, or company or whatever here] has compiled a chart index of constellations ...

>
> While on the subject of corrections, a few things I noted when making
> this index (for B&W charts):
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> The southern constellation Apus is not named.
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> Scorpius is called Scorpio on one of the three charts it appears on.
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> Most of the constellations on chart 20 (southern polar region) are in
> black ink, as opposed to the grey used everywhere else.

I hope to be generating a revised edition in the near future (this weekend if possible) and I've put these on my list of things to address, Thanks!

cheers,
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Thanks for the link they are pretty handy.
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