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Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Disfan, Sep 16, 2008.

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    skywatcher is there an easy to use chart i can take out with me to identify what im looking at? what would you recommend?
     
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    I hope I am not answering out of turn, I am sure Chris will give you great recommendations.

    This site has a free printable map that is most useful. Select the month and it will give you the things to look for each night of the month.

    http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html
     
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    nice link.

    TBH if you can afford a magazine - the Sky at Night magazine does a superb month by month guide with star maps
     
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    do they have a total beginners noddy guide? :)
     
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    yep - its how I learned

    it comes with a coverdisc of stuff each month as well and episodes of the TV series which is always interesting
     
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    oooo ok cheers! may just have to pick one up
     
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    the october issue will probably be out next week - they occasionaly publish some good pictures;)
     
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    I may just get that :p015: one too
     

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