The Night Sky 30°-40°N (Large Plastic)

(2 customer reviews)

$ 14.95

The Night Sky is widely recognized by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the overall best planisphere on the market.

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

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The Night Sky is NOT a conventional planisphere! No flat map can remove all distortion, but with its pioneering two-sided design The Night Sky eliminates over 90% of the distortion inherent in conventional one-sided planispheres.

Be sure to select the correct latitude version for your observing location to get the most accurate representation of the sky above.  If you need assistance determining your latitude click here for a selector map.

Help Selecting Latitude Version

If your observing site is right on a latitude line between versions, we suggest choosing the version closest the equator.

If your observing site is right on a latitude line between versions, we suggest
choosing the version closest the equator.

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. Even the 5″ pocket version is large enough to be quite readable.



Additional information

Weight.2 lbs
Dimensions10 × 8.5 × .15 in
Latitude Zone

30°-40° North Latitude

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2 reviews for The Night Sky 30°-40°N (Large Plastic)

  1. Donald Pensack

    I’ve used one for many years. You not only can use this to learn the sky, but because you can see what constellations are up at any time any night of the year, you can also use it to plan your observing time at a telescope a month or two in advance. Every object is best when it crosses the N-S meridian. This allows you to plan your observing to look at those objects when they are highest in the sky. I don’t think an astronomer can be without one.

  2. Hank Hansen

    I purchased this Planisphere last year from “Out Of This World” in Mendocino, CA. I love it! I use it for night sky photography to find the best time and direction to shoot the Milky Way. I’ve just purchased a smaller one for a friend. I highly recommend this product. It is very durable and easy to read. I use it regularly.

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