This Star Charts are a helpful introduction to the world of astronomy, especially for beginners.
A star chart is a map of the night sky, they are used by astronomers to divide the sky into grids for easy identification. This star chart includes 18 maps (9 double-sided A4 pages), that cover the entire sky and shows the position of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and double and variable stars.
These charts are oriented for the Southern Hemisphere (with south at the top), and have a water resistant laminate coat for increased durability.
however it's not a book rather it's loose pages that is cover in plastic making them water proof. If placed in a plastic folder from the newsagent makes a great guide for the sky.
Cd that comes with it is only a copy of the maps plus a few more- not a program as such. One can print them out for writing on etc.
(Posted on Jun 25, 2013)
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability