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Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Find your way around the mysterious night sky with the Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018 where all you have to do is align the time and date and boom done. Using the north star to place your bearings and get a more accurate layout of the night sky for easy tracking.

PRICE 19.99 SKU ES-TPS018 BARCODE 811803030534 Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Features and Benefits 

  • A must have for new astronomers learning the star constellations
  • Helps you get familiar with the night sky
  • Pin point celestial objects with ease 
  • Lightweight portable, double sided Norther/Sothern hemisphere 

Description 

The Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018 can help guide your explorations throughout the year. Created by noted celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this planisphere works over a vast range of northern hemisphere latitudes and uses a double-sided design to minimize distortion. It is made of durable plastic and the celestial dials are secured with no-corrosion brass rivets.

About Wil Tirion

Based in The Netherlands, Tirion has been crafting stars maps since the 1970s and became a professional uranographer shortly after the publication of his highly regarded Sky Atlas 2000.0 in 1981.

HOW TO USE: Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Turn the upper sheet so that the appropriate local time and the date match. If the clock is set to daylight saving time, subtract one hour from the time on your watch. This side of the planisphere then shows the stars and constellations that are visible above the southern horizon and the other side shows what is visible above the northern horizon. On both sides a number of different horizon lines are shown, labeled with the latitude. Choose the horizon line that is closest to your latitude. So, if you live at latitude 37°N, the best choice is the horizon line for 40°N. If you live on 32°N, use the horizon line for 30°N. Notice that the horizon lines on this side (looking South) run from 60°N (top) to 0° (bottom), while on the reverse side it is the other way around.

On any polar centered projection, used on planispheres, there is a lot of distortion, especially near the edges of the map. That is why we created this double sided planispheres. It keeps the distortion to a minimum. Constellations outside the equator (the green circle) are shown with less distortion on the other side of this planisphere.

The brown dashed line is the ecliptic, the yearly path of the sun amongst the stars. The bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) are always near the line, so if you see a bright ‘star’ close to the ecliptic, that is not shown on the map, you can be sure it is one of these planets.

The faint blue band on the maps is the Milky Way. On the southern map (this side) you can see two small clouds; the SMC (Small Magellanic Cloud) and the LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud). These are small galaxies that are considered to be satellites of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Tirion’s planisphere also uses symbols to identify select stars and deep sky objects like galaxies, nebulae and clusters.

 

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Here are 4 more great reasons to buy from us:

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Description

Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Find your way around the mysterious night sky with the Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018 where all you have to do is align the time and date and boom done. Using the north star to place your bearings and get a more accurate layout of the night sky for easy tracking.

PRICE 19.99 SKU ES-TPS018 BARCODE 811803030534 Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Features and Benefits 

  • A must have for new astronomers learning the star constellations
  • Helps you get familiar with the night sky
  • Pin point celestial objects with ease 
  • Lightweight portable, double sided Norther/Sothern hemisphere 

Description 

The Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018 can help guide your explorations throughout the year. Created by noted celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this planisphere works over a vast range of northern hemisphere latitudes and uses a double-sided design to minimize distortion. It is made of durable plastic and the celestial dials are secured with no-corrosion brass rivets.

About Wil Tirion

Based in The Netherlands, Tirion has been crafting stars maps since the 1970s and became a professional uranographer shortly after the publication of his highly regarded Sky Atlas 2000.0 in 1981.

HOW TO USE: Tirion Double-Sided Multi-Latitude Planisphere-ES-TPS018

Turn the upper sheet so that the appropriate local time and the date match. If the clock is set to daylight saving time, subtract one hour from the time on your watch. This side of the planisphere then shows the stars and constellations that are visible above the southern horizon and the other side shows what is visible above the northern horizon. On both sides a number of different horizon lines are shown, labeled with the latitude. Choose the horizon line that is closest to your latitude. So, if you live at latitude 37°N, the best choice is the horizon line for 40°N. If you live on 32°N, use the horizon line for 30°N. Notice that the horizon lines on this side (looking South) run from 60°N (top) to 0° (bottom), while on the reverse side it is the other way around.

On any polar centered projection, used on planispheres, there is a lot of distortion, especially near the edges of the map. That is why we created this double sided planispheres. It keeps the distortion to a minimum. Constellations outside the equator (the green circle) are shown with less distortion on the other side of this planisphere.

The brown dashed line is the ecliptic, the yearly path of the sun amongst the stars. The bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) are always near the line, so if you see a bright ‘star’ close to the ecliptic, that is not shown on the map, you can be sure it is one of these planets.

The faint blue band on the maps is the Milky Way. On the southern map (this side) you can see two small clouds; the SMC (Small Magellanic Cloud) and the LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud). These are small galaxies that are considered to be satellites of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Tirion’s planisphere also uses symbols to identify select stars and deep sky objects like galaxies, nebulae and clusters.

 

Estimated Arrival

Shipping This item ships to
Delivery Estimated between and . Will usually ship within 1 business day. Except Saturday and Sunday

Shipping and Delivery

   

Please allow 10 days for your order to arrive. We source products from all over the world to bring you epic offers and the lowest prices. This means sometimes you have to wait a little longer to get your order but it's always worth it!

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns center for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Why Buy From Us

Here are 4 more great reasons to buy from us:

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from CoreScientifics is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

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