Books and Atlases

Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars 

The beginners guide to successful deep sky observing

By David and Billie Chandler

After looking at the moon and possibly a planet or two, most small telescopes are packed away in closets never to be used again.

Our Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars was written to fill a special need.  More 2.5″ (60mm) telescopes are sold each year than any other kind, but most star atlases assume at least a 6″ or 8″ telescope.  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.


Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

By David and Billie Chandler

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars was written to be a companion handbook for The Night Sky planisphere, serving as a general introduction to observational astronomy. It covers both what can be seen in the sky and the significance of what is seen.

“From the creator of what I consider to be the best planisphere available (The Night Sky), comes Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars, a companion to that star dial. Taken together, the two items–plus a pair of binoculars–constitute the best introduction to observational astronomy you could ask for.”–Astronomy Magazine

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