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Cardboard Night Sky Southern Hemisphere

$ 6.90

This economical version of The Night Sky chart contains the same low-distoriton two-sided map projection as our plastic planisphere but comes in a 8.5″ x 9″ cardboard format.

With instructions printed on the back for handy reference you will be locating constellations and select deep sky objects within minutes.

Description

This economical version of our famous planisphere is printed on heavy duty coated cardboard and is extraordinarily durable.  We have had customers tell us they have been using their chart for over twenty years!

This version covers the whole southern hemisphere, based on 40° South latitude.  The rear of the planisphere includes trim lines to allow adjustment for your precise local latitude.  If you need assistance determining your latitude click here for a selector map.

Help Selecting Latitude Version

Latitude Selector

You should choose a planisphere version based on the location from which you will be observing. Each latitude version of The Night Sky is optimized for the specific latitude zone to provide accurate horizons and minimum distortion.


The Night Sky is Designed to be Used!

  • Unlike coffee-table planispheres, The Night Sky is printed with dark stars on a light background, for easy nighttime readability.
  • The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars which makes them easy to recognize and locate with the naked eye or entry level equipment.
  • Coordinate grid lines are shown without being intrusive. Coordinates are shown because they can be useful for cross referencing with star atlases.
  • A selection of deep sky objects for binocular viewing is included. It is important to point out to beginners that the best first telescope is a pair of binoculars. You may already have what it takes to start observing tonight!
  • The Night Sky is larger than it looks! The map scale is larger than on similar-size planispheres because the whole sky does not have to be shown on a single map.

Additional information

Weight.2 lbs
Dimensions9 x 8.5 x .2 in
Latitude Range

Southern Hemisphere (40° South) – Adjustable

Item ID

CBNSSH

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