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#118023 - 07/04/09 10:31 PM Constellation guide?
PackCO Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Denver, Colorado
I've been hunting like crazy for a 'pocket-sized', 'lightweight', or 'backpacking friendly' book that covers constellation information: location, history, mythology, etc. Does anyone have any good recommendations? Forever grateful if so!

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#118029 - 07/05/09 12:26 AM Re: Constellation guide? [Re: PackCO]
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Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 3569
Loc: Texas
You bet!
The Audubon Society Field Guide to the Nigh Sky
http://www.amazon.com/National-Audubon-Society-Field-Guide/dp/0679408525

I'm an avid scope builder and astronomer and this field guide has what you want.

You might also pick up a planisphere.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planisphere
There are small versions that pack well.

Kindly fill out your profile so we know where you are and what you are into.
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#119022 - 08/03/09 08:40 PM Re: Constellation guide? [Re: Dryer]
Bob Lawblah Offline
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 7
Loc: U S of A
I agree with the Planisphere. I love mine. It has a dark background so you don't go blind if you are using a flashlight (or you could use a flashlight with a red filter on it). It is completely flat, so you can slide it in your pack easily.

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#119596 - 08/20/09 10:10 AM Re: Constellation guide? [Re: PackCO]
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Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 22
Loc: Bruce Trail Dundas Valley
The iPhone has the StarWalk application.

Absolutely mind boggling.
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#120301 - 09/04/09 11:20 AM Re: Constellation guide? [Re: PackCO]
billstephenson Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 3865
Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
While not a book, the free app "Stellarium" is pretty darn cool and will help you learn more about location, history, mythology, etc.

It even runs on a Mac wink

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