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Popular Star Maps

Nature volume 71, pages 484485 (23 March 1905) | Download Citation

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IT is by no means an easy task to construct a series of charts of the principal stars in the sky that will at once be of service to those wishing to make themselves familiar with the chief constellations or star groupings. Many, if not the majority, of star atlases printed for beginners are so belaboured with lines indicating right ascensions and declinations, names of constellations, Greek letters or numbers against each star, different notations for variable stars, &c., that when the beginner turns his eyes from the starry heavens towards a chart in order to find out the particular grouping in question he is unable to recognise it among the innumerable markings. For this reason many who have made valiant attempts to learn the stars have given up trying, and it is the atlases that are to blame and not the seekers after knowledge.

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