STAR MAPS FOR SOUTH­ERN AFRICA

Getaway (South Africa) - - Gear -

(Struik Na­ture, R220)

When I hear the term ‘star map’, I think of a bus tour around Hol­ly­wood. But this is some­thing far more ex­cit­ing. It’s a unique map of the stars – 96 maps, ac­tu­ally. Our view of the sky is al­ways chang­ing (Earth is re­volv­ing, re­mem­ber?), so a dif­fer­ent set of maps is needed every two hours. Di­vided into 12 sets, the maps cover the eight prin­ci­pal views of the sky ac­cord­ing to ori­en­ta­tion. Con­stel­la­tions and note­wor­thy ob­jects and re­gions are also pointed out.

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