Miller 10.5" 40 Degree Planisphere for 35-45 degrees N

$9.95

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Dial in the day and time and this handy rotating disc star chart shows you the sky at that particular moment. For observing sites in the northeast, north central, and northwest United States - New York, Chicago, Boise, Sacramento, etc . . .
Our Product #: A9641
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Product Description

Simply dial in the time of the day and the day of the year on this handy rotating disc star chart and its sky window will show you exactly how the sky will appear overhead at that particular moment. It works for any hour, of any day, of any year. You can use it to learn the constellations, or to easily and quickly determine when a particular part of the sky will be visible from your observing site, so you can plan your observing sessions in advance. This 10.5" diameter Planisphere shows more than 1000 stars to the fifth magnitude and lists many star names. It shows light stars on a blue background to protect your dark-adapted vision, and shows the Milky Way, constellation outlines, and stellar magnitudes. On the back is a list of the constellations in which the major planets will appear over the next few years. It also shows the positions of the brighter Messier objects, including all those visible to the unaided eye from a dark sky site. The Miller Planisphere is made of heavy-duty washable plastic and is unaffected by dew and moisture, so it will remain readable and useful for years to come. It's complete with a protective plastic slipcase. This 40 degree North Planisphere is for use at observing sites from 35 degrees north to 45 degrees north, which covers the northeast, north central, and northwest United States (cities such as New York, Chicago, Boise, Sacramento, etc.)

If a 10.5" diameter is a little large for your needs, say if you want to take it backpacking, consider the smaller 5.5" Mini-Planisphere. This deletes half the stars, the star names, Messier objects, planet position list, and some of the minor constellations due to space requirements, but is otherwise identical to this larger 10.5" version. Where space is at a premium, however, the Mini-Planisphere is very handy.

Tech Details

Weight 6 oz
Warranty No Warranty

Reviews

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I'm at 37° North, and I use my planisphere for advance planning. While it may not be a necessity with all of astronomy related apps that we have, it doesn't kill the batteries on my phone, and I don't have to worry about dew or a splash of coffee getting on it. I've also found that it helps a newb like me to learn the constellations. (Posted on 7/24/2019)
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I live in the Chicago area so this worked out well for me if I wasn't using the GOTo or Intellliscope setup. Though this has helped me with finding many objects such as NGC objects, I would recommend going with a different Planisphere such as Orion's because I feel like it's easier to use and find objects especially if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere like I am currently. You cannot beat the price with this though. (Posted on 1/12/2019)
Review by:
I live in the Chicago area so this worked out well for me if I wasn't using the GOTo or Intellliscope setup. Though this has helped me with finding many objects such as NGC objects, I would recommend going with a different Planisphere such as Orion's because I feel like it's easier to use and find objects especially if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere like I am currently. You cannot beat the price with this though. (Posted on 1/12/2019)
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