The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas set a new high standard for modern celestial cartography. The same team now presents the interstellarum Deep Sky Guide, its unique observing companion.
Taking an intuitive visual approach, for each spread of the Atlas, the Guide focuses on carefully selected objects, either as colored composite POSS plates or through the authors’ own sketches. Both allow you to estimate the visibility of features in the telescope while planning observations. Stars and other objects in the vicinity are
highlighted, so they also serve as finder charts at night. An index map on each spread allows you to quickly find each object’s location in the Atlas.
The interstellarum Deep Sky Guide takes all the hassle out of preparing for observing sessions – there’s no need to print star charts or photos. Simply grab your Atlas and your Guide, and go observe!
• 2362 deep-sky objects shown, with catalog number, object type, constellation, and nickname
• Short descriptions provided, along with observational hints, e.g. filter and magnification recommendations
• 1729 color finder charts, using red and blue channels of Palomar Observatory Sky Survey II plates, on a white background
• For the POSS plates, objects’ red features are visible in white light, but become invisible under red light conditions, as perceived through the eyepiece
• 821 detailed pencil drawings made by the authors, presented in black-on-white, provide the best approximation of what may be seen visually
• Page numbers are identical to the charts in the interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas for easy and quick navigation
• Can also be used to complement other atlases and online resources.
Printed on special water resistant plastic foil.
264 pages, wire-o binding, 28cm × 26cm, fully colored, ISBN 978-1108453851, October 2018 (1st edition)
Ronald Stoyan is the proprietor of the independent German publisher Oculum-Verlag, which specializes in amateur astronomy books. He has authored or co-authored twelve books on practical astronomy, including Atlas of the Messier Objects, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas, The Atlas of Great Comets and interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas.
Uwe Glahn has been an active deep sky observer for more than 25 years. With homemade telescopes of different sizes, he documents his results by means of classic sketches, which are published regularly in national and international magazines and books. His website www.deepsky-visuell.de records all his results.
Perfect companion to interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas Field Edition. So nice to preview what you are going to look at and look for details that you might have missed while observing. Very convenient indexing of the pages between the atlas and guide. (amazon.co.uk)
This an excellent supplement to the Interstellarum Sky Atlas. It shows both Sky Survey photos as well as drawings of the same objects by observers, giving an idea of what can actually be seen with small to medium aperture telescopes. The pages correspond to pages in the atlas. The spiral binding makes it easy to use, and the waterproof pages mean I don't have to worry about dew on humid nights. (amazon.co.uk)
Dire fantastico e’ poco. Gli autori sono dei geni per aver ideato questo nuovo tipo di atlante. Mia moglie mi ha regalato la versione field per Natale, costa una bella cifra, ma è un capolavoro. Pur avendo l’atlante digitale, vale assolutamente la pena avere anche questo. (F. Ezio, amazon.it)