Monday, December 18, 2006


Received Pocket Sky Atlas today in the mail. It is by Roger Sinnott, a senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine.

It comes highly recommended. Some users swear by it, say it is their most frequently-used atlas, citing dog-eared corners, and voluminous margin notes. Shows stars down to visual magnitude 7.6.

It is much more compact, obviously, than my Tirion SkyAtlas, about a 1/4 of the area. I think that is why some say they use it so much: it is very portable.

This purchase was made online at Chapters Indigo and I used my "member" card. I got it for a smoking good deal, CDN$16.24, before taxes.

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