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  • 2024 Guide To The Night Sky Southern Hemisphere
  • Bernard's Nautical Star Chart
  • Southern Nights
  • New Zealand's Night Sky Glow in the Dark Chart
  • Star Chart of the Southern Skies
  • The Star Finder Book
  • Admiralty Star Finder and Identifier (NP 323)

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    2024 Guide To The Night Sky Southern Hemisphere
    by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion. Softcover, 0.18kgs, 150mm x 210mm . Published 2023. 112 pages.
    A month- by- month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

    A comprehensive month-by-month handbook to the stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere in 2024.
    This practical guidebook is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers.


    Advice on where to start looking.
    Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see.
    Special, detailed charts for positions of planets, minor planets, and comets in 2024.
    Seasonal charts and details of dark sky sites.
    Details of objects and events you might see in 2024.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    Publ.By Brown, Son & Ferguson. Poster 0.09kg, 900mm x 590mm. Line Drawings. 1 Page, Published 2020.

    The Position, the Forms of the various constellations, the Sidereal Hour Angle, Right Ascension and Declination of every star, between 70°N and 70°S used in Navigation and given in the List of Selected Start printed in Brown’s Nautical Almanac

    With Hints for observers, the names and their meanings of the planets and several of the constellations and stars.

    A short pronouncing dictionary of astronomical names and terms.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    By Naomi Arnold. Hardback, 1.15kg, 200mm x 265mm. Full colour 285 pages, Published 2019.

    Meet the night sky, down under

    Aotearoa New Zealand was founded on stargazing. It was celestial navigation that brought the first people here, and it was tatai arorangi, Maori astronomy, that helped people survive once they arrived. There is no better place on Earth to view the brilliance of other worlds.

    Covering eclipses, aurorae, comets and constellations, backyard observatories, traditional stargazers and world-class astrophotographers, this is the unique story of Te Whanau Marama, our family of light - the night sky that glows above us all.

    NZ$65.00 + delivery.

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    By Stardome Observatory Auckland. Laminated folded chart, 0.035kgs,folded: 100mm x 210mm; Unfolded: 565mm x 210mm, full colour, published 2012.
    When you look up at the stars in the night sky it can be easy to think of them as lights glowing of some sort of large dark curved ceiling. It is impossible to distinguish whether you are looking at a bight star far away or a faint star much closer. The two stars of the Pointers Alpha and Beta Centauri appear about the same brightness, but the brighter one, Alpha Centauri, is the nearest to out Sun, and is 4.2 light years away 1 light-year is 9.5 trillion Kms!

    This beautifully presented fold out chart, which glows in the Dark, locates star patterns forJune 7pm (as per image on the right) and December 10pm. The reverse side has a legend of the Greek constellations and their meanings. A fabulous little guide for any night excursion away from the city lights!

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    Poster, 722mm x 620mm.
    This chart depicts the night sky in autumn, as seen from 37 degrees South (New Zealand and southern Australia, South Africa and South America).
    This map shows the nigh sky as it appears at about 11pm local time in mid-April, 9pm in mid-May, and 7pm in mid-June. At these times the Southern Cross stands upright, dead south of the observer, and the Milky Way forms a great glowing arch across the sky.
    About 1000 stars have been shown - those of magnitude 4.5 or brighter. These correspond to the stars which may be seen easily from the suburbs of a large city on a clear, dark night. In rural areas, away from any artificial light, over 3600 stars are visible at any one time.

    NZ$15.00 + delivery.

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    by David Burch. Softcover, 0.15kgs, 190mm x 235mm . 3rd Edition. Published 2016. 68 pages.
    A complete guide to the many uses of the 2102-D Star Finder

    This book turns the 2102-D Star Finder into a hand-held planetarium, which will become your most important tool for star ID and for planning star and planet sights.
    Includes many unique practical tables not found elsewhere, such as how to tell the best use of the moon from its age, how to compare brightness of stars and planets in an easy way, which stars are reddish, and more.
    Also, a general discussion of choosing and optimizing star-planet sights and how to optimize sun-moon fixes during the day, along with general tips on practical celestial navigation. Plus how to use the Star Finder as a solar compass if your magnetic compass should fail...

    Extensive realistic examples worked out in full numerical detail. This is definitely a specialized book. But it will certainly tell you all you ever wanted to know about the Star Finder — and probably more!

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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    by Admiralty. Softcover, 0.16kgs, 300mm x 300mm. 1970.

    The Admiralty Star Finder and Identifier consists of star charts for the northern and southern hemisphere together with 8 transparent templates for latitudes 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75 degrees.
    The chart shows 57 stars tabulated in The Nautical Almanac (NP314).

    NZ$85.00 + Delivery

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