star atlas

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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.