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OBSERVERS-PAK: Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars, The Astronomer's Journal and A Packet of AL Observing Programs


Astronomers Journal


Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars


Packet of AL Observing Programs


Primer for the Beginning Astronomer

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A Set of the Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars,
the Astronomer's Journal, and
a Packet of Observing Programs from the Astronomical League
(Plus Primer for the Beginning Astronomer)

Description: The Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars, combined with The Astronomer's Journal  and the Packet of Observing Programs from the Astronomical League, makes a great way for any observer to make their next astronomical observing project a success.

The Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars features nearly 200 deep sky objects ... each one visible in either a 2.5" telescope or a pair of 7x50 binoculars. It is in an easy to use format with eight maps on each right hand page, and observing hints and data on each left hand page. The first circular map covers the north polar region, six vertical segments spaced around the equator cover the majority of the sky, and the final circular map covers the south polar region. Facing each map page, on the left hand page, the highlighted deep sky objects are grouped by constellation with catalog information and helpful commentary.

The Astronomer's Journal is an 8.5x11 inch soft cover, spiral-bound book with many attractive features. The Journal opens with a blank Table of Contents which is filled in by the user with a brief description of each entry and which works as a valuable reference tool for the book. Each page is printed on heavyweight paper to minimize 'see through' characteristics, contains defined fields of entry, two sketching circles, and generous space for the observer's own notes and additional information on the object. This new addition also contains an Introduction, a Guide to Astronomical Note Taking, and Seeing and Transparency Tables to help you as you make your observations.

A Packet of Observing Programs from the Astronomical League: Observing Programs offer a structured and fun way to study the night sky. The Astronomical League has a complete range of observing programs, from beginning amateur to advanced observer. The AAAA has assembled five of the most popular and accessible of these programs, and an observing form for you to photo copy, into one convenient packet. 
  • Binocular Messier Club
  • Deep Sky Binocular Club
  • Double Star Club
  • Lunar Club
  • Urban Club

And we've included our own Primer for the Beginning Astronomer as an extra bonus.

The Packet of AL Observing Programs tells you what to look for. Use the Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars to locate and find each object. The Astronomer's Journal makes a great place to record your observations as you work on each certificate.

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The beginners guide to
successful
deep sky observing

By David and Billie Chandler

Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars was written to fill a special need. More 2.5" (60mm) telescopes are sold than any other kind, but most star atlases assume at least a 6" or 8" telescope. We, of course, recommend that beginners start with a larger telescope, if possible, but the fact is most people start small. If you own a small telescope already, you should supplement it with a pair of binoculars, learn to use the equipment you have, and start spending time under the stars. Featuring nearly 200 deep sky objects selected for visibility in a 2.5" telescope or simple binoculars, this atlas is designed to help you do just that.

The atlas format is similar to the classic Norton's Star Atlas. Think of an orange as the whole sphere of the sky. Slice off the two ends, then cut the remainder of the orange into six vertical slices. The first circular map covers the north polar region, six vertical segments spaced around the equator cover the majority of the sky, and the final circular map covers the south polar region. (The circular maps are stereographic projections and the vertical segment maps are transverse Mercator projections. Both projections preserve shapes well.) The maps highlight the Milky Way with representation digitized from a master Milky Way map by the renowned space artist, Don Davis. You will find this to be a great improvement over Milky Way outlines in most other atlases. Deep sky objects, including a careful selection of double stars and other stars of special interest, are highlighted in blue. Constellation figures are drawn to match the figures on The Night Sky.

The Astronomer's Journal, 
An Observing Log and Sketch Book 

We feel that The Astronomer's Journal is something that every amateur astronomer will benefit from. We all know the virtues of writing down what you see and keeping accurate records. The Astronomer's Journal makes it that much easier for you to get started down the path of better observing in an organized and economical way.

Once you start using it, you'll wonder what you ever did without it. Order yours today!

Clear skies! Good Observing! Fight light pollution! 

 

Observing is the Heart of Amateur Astronomy

With the observing programs the AAAA has assembled in our convenient package, you can get started on your next observing project right away. If you already have a telescope, the Lunar Club might be a great place to start, right from your own back yard. If you live in a light polluted city, then you can begin work on the Urban club, which contains a list of the 100 brightest and easiest to find double stars and deep sky objects, including many of the Messier objects. The Urban Club is also a good list of easy objects for beginners and to show off at public star parties. The Double Star Club is a good list for city based astronomers, too. If you have easy access to a dark-sky observing location, start on the Binocular Messier Club and then the Binocular Deep-Sky Club. 

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The Packet of AL Observing Programs tells you what to look for. Use the Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars to locate and find objects. The Astronomer's Journal makes a great place to record those observations as you work on each certificate.

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AstroMax Introductory Astronomy Binocular Kit $99.00
Chandler First Light
Introductory Astronomy Kit 
$29.00
The Universe DVD by Tim Tully and Universe Productions $25.00
Additional Shipping and Handling (Air Mail Postage Rate) for OVERSEAS SHIPMENT  of Telescopes and Binoculars. $29.00
Chandler Night Sky  
Large Plastic Planisphere

$10.00

Chandler Night Sky
Small Plastic  Planisphere

$6.00

Chandler Booklet Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

$9.00

Chandler Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars 

$15.00

A Packet of Observing Programs from the Astronomical League and
A Primer for the Beginning Astronomer Five Lessons to Help You learn the Sky
$5.00

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