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#121613 - 09/29/09 01:21 AM Re: star chart recommendation? [Re: ]
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Sky and Telescope magazine prints an updated star chart on their website. It's free. It's accurate. And it will help you find your way around all the constellations.

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#121641 - 09/29/09 02:32 PM Re: star chart recommendation? [Re: ]
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Something like this is great for tracking stars through the seasons:

star wheel

But it won't provide the planets. The Sky and Telescope recommendation is a good one for that.

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#121647 - 09/29/09 05:13 PM Re: star chart recommendation? [Re: Rick_D]
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I've used the Star Wheel for years -- its light and durable. REI used to carry it.
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#121683 - 09/30/09 10:29 AM Re: star chart recommendation? [Re: ]
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Do you carry an iPhone or ipodTouch? If so, check out the app, SkyVoyager. Even if you don't carry those devices check out the app's features at the iTunes store...it's a lot of fun and and very comprehensive.

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#121707 - 09/30/09 07:55 PM Re: star chart recommendation? [Re: ]
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Sorry, been trekking for around twenty-five years and have never had a "star chart" sorry...sabre11004 crazy
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