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Antique star atlases

A historic look at some road maps to the stars
A historic look at some road maps to the stars.Michael E. BakichModern star atlases are the amateur astronomer's guides to the stars. In Phil Harrington's review of star atlases, a number of excellent beginner, intermediate, and advanced atlases are listed. But star atlases have a long and storied history. Prior to the twentieth century, most star atlases were designed to look good as well as to guide observers through the sky. In this short look, I've listed nine examples of earlier star atlas...

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