star atlas

star atlas

A collection of maps of a particular region of the sky or of the whole sky, showing the relative positions of stars and other celestial objects down to a specified limiting magnitude. Many modern star atlases contain prints of photographic plates. The Palomar Observatory and Southern Sky Surveys and Uranometria 2000.0 are examples. See also star catalog.

star atlas

[′stär ‚at·ləs]
(astronomy)
A series of star maps for different times, for example, for each month; the maps are generally drawn to a small scale and in book form.
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The Millennium Star Atlas (MSA), unfortunately out-of-print, has long been my favorite guide for hunting these absorption nebulae.
An engraving from Uranometria (1603)--the first star atlas to map both the northern and southern skies, published by Johannes Bayer.
Les autres epreuves, au menu de cette journee, ont ete remportees respectivement par Star Atlas appartenant a Daissaoui Kamal et monte par Abd El Kandoussi, Thore propriete de Her Zakaria Hakam et monte par SaEd Madihi, Ibn Dahess du Dr.
The introduction then explains that the book is an effort to describe what the stars are actually like, something you don't get from such famous works as Norton's Star Atlas or Uranometria, for example.
WHEN Paul Davies received a copy of Norton's star atlas from Margaret Thatcher when he was 16-years-old, he was convinced that cosmology and theoretical physics was where his future lay.
Poochigian (languages and literature, Brooklyn College) includes a 22-page introduction to his new translation, along with appendices on constellation risings and settings, and designations of constellations from Johann Bayer's star atlas.
That's the starting price for a five night holiday at the four star Atlas Asni on a bed and breakfast basis.
Marrakech: Directline (020 8239 3399) offers three nights' B&B at five star Atlas Medina & Spa for pounds 452, ex-Gatwick Dec 21, with chance to buy unusual Xmas gifts.
He offers a physical description and a discussion of each object's history and beauty, along with a star atlas.
Star Atlas Investment Group, the investment banking arm of the Arab Bank Group, and the Lead Manager ("Atlas"), announced the successful closing of the subscription into the JD115 million ($162 million) private placement of Saraya Aqaba Real Estate Development PSC ("Saraya Aqaba"), the company currently developing the Saraya Aqaba project on the northern shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, south of Jordan, with construction work expected to end by 2009.
The first complete Norwegian star atlas has been published by Arvid Feldhusen and Magnar Fjortoft.