good book with telrad charts

12 years 3 months ago #44746 by fguihen
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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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12 years 3 months ago #44750 by Seanie_Morris
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*Moved to the Stellar Media forum*

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12 years 3 months ago #44751 by Seanie_Morris
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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.

Seanie.

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12 years 3 months ago #44752 by Seanie_Morris
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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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12 years 3 months ago #44756 by TrevorDurity
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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.
http://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: )

Trevor

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12 years 3 months ago #44762 by dave_lillis
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Seanie, how is it infamous ?
As for telrad charts, standard sky maps/atlas will do the job.

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12 years 3 months ago #44763 by Seanie_Morris
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Seanie, how is it infamous ?


Well, I mean 'infamous' in a good way, y'know? :!:

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12 years 3 months ago #44764 by dave_lillis
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ok, I thought you were going to say it have some very obvious errors or something :lol:

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12 years 3 months ago #44772 by DaveGrennan
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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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12 years 3 months ago #44774 by ftodonoghue
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check out this website for starters. just came across it by accident a few mins ago. might be a good starter
http://www.utahskies.org/deepsky/messier/charts/messierTelradFrameSet.html

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