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Ive just purchased my telrad on ebay and am eagerly awaiting its arrival, but before that happens, i also require a sky atlas/map/ book / thing that has maps of the sky, or at least the interesting portions of it, that are designed to be used with a telrad. thanks guys for any recommendations
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

I don't think there is such a thing as a 'Telrad Star Chart/Atlas'! Your Telrad will just let you hone in on objects more accurately, with better eye relief. The kind of chart I think you might want is a good black on white atlas. The Telrad itself is basically a zero magnification finder, and you will really only use it with naked eye (or limit of) objects.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

I stand corrected actually, as from memory, the best known publication is the infamous Sky Atlas 2000 field atlas, which has the Telrad circles for quick reference on its pages.

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Replied by TrevorDurity on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

Sky and Telescope Pocket Atlas has Telrad circles for quick reference also. It's also only about 15 quid I think. I don't leave home without it.

There's a review of it here.
cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1443

It only goes down to Mag 7.5 or so but this was more than enough for me (too many stars in Atlas 2000 for my experience level :wink: )

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

Seanie, how is it infamous ?
As for telrad charts, standard sky maps/atlas will do the job.
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Seanie, how is it infamous ?


Well, I mean 'infamous' in a good way, y'know? :!:
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

ok, I thought you were going to say it have some very obvious errors or something :lol:
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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

I have Sky Atlas 2000. It is very nice. Not that I get to use it a lot in the age of accurate goto scopes. It has a telrad transparent overlay so you can see where you need to line up your telrad.

Highly recommend you splash out on the laminated version if you plan to take it out on damp nights.
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Replied by ftodonoghue on topic Re: good book with telrad charts

check out this website for starters. just came across it by accident a few mins ago. might be a good starter
www.utahskies.org/deepsky/messier/charts...rTelradFrameSet.html
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