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Taki's 8.5 Magnitude Star Atlas

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Written by Toshimi Taki
October 5, 2005
January 7, 2006
July 9, 2006
May 12, 2006
December 14, 2008



1. Introduction

After completing Taki's Online Star Atlas (introduced in Sky & Telescope, June 2005, p. 103), I planned a next project of star atlas. Using the same technique I developed for the earlier star atlas, I thought that it would be rather easy to produce a more detailed star atlas.

I decided that the next star atlas would be a substitute of Sky Atlas 2000.0, because Sky Atlas 2000 is too big (charts unfold to 21x16") for using at telescope. I like the format of Uranometria 2000. Smaller format is easier to be used at a telescope. Combination with my earlier star atlas will be a useful tool for deep sky observation. The same projection method and symbols are used in the both atlases. Of course, the new star atlas is free!

Mr. Maximilien Ranc in France kindly added constellation lines to the charts. I uploaded the version with constellation lines in the file names starting with "c". Maximilien, thank you for your effort!

I will welcome your comments or suggestions for improvement. Please send e-mail to Toshimi Taki.

2. Specification

(1) Projection: Modified Transverse Mercator Projection
(2) Number of Charts: 146+3
(3) Scale: 8.4mm/degree <--> Sky Atlas 2000.0 Second Ed.: 8.2mm/degree
(4) Chart Size: A4
(5) Magnitude of Faintest Star: 8.5 (over 88,000 stars)
<--> Sky Atlas 2000.0 Second Ed.: 8.5 (81,312 stars)
(6) More than 2900 Deep Sky Objects <--> Sky Atlas 2000.0 Second Ed.: 2700 objects
	 Number of Bright Nebulae:	 110
	 Number of Dark Nebulae:	   9
	 Number of Open Clusters:	 541	up to 10.0mag
	 Number of Asterisms:		   2
	 Number of Globular Clusters:	 112	up to 12.0mag
	 Number of Planetary Nebulae:	 167	up to 12.5mag
	 Number of Galaxies:		2025	up to 12.5mag
	 Number Super Nova Remnants:	   5
	 Number of Quasars:		   1
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	 Total:				2928

All Herschel 400 objects are plotted and the objects in Caldwell catalog are labeled.
(7) Variable Stars: About 1800 stars. Maximum magnitude brighter than 8.5 mag. and amplitude larger than 0.2 magnitude

3. Database

All the necessary data are available via Internet.

[1] "SAO Star Catalog J2000 (SAO Staff 1966; USNO, ADC 1990)"
[2] D. Hoffleit, W. H. Warren Jr., "The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version)," Astronomical Data Center, NSSDC/ADC (1991)
[3] D. Hoffleit, M. Saladyga and P. Wlasuk, "A Supplement to the Bright Star Catalogue," Yale University Obs. (1983)
[4] A. C. Davenhall and S. K. Leggett, "A Catalogue of Constellation Boundary Data," (1990) --> There are some errors in the data.
[5] "Saguaro Astronomy Club Database," Version 7.2, (2000)
[6] "Charles Messier's Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters"
[7] Patrick Moore and the Editors of Sky & Telescope, "The Caldwell Catalog: 109 Deep-Sky Delights for Backyard Observers," (1995)
[8] "Herschel 400 List," Astronomical League
[9] "The Combined Table of General Catalogue of Variable Stars Volumes I-III, 4th Ed. (GCVS4) (Kholopov+ 1988) and Namelist of Variable Stars Nos.67-76 (Kholopov+, 1985-2001)," Institute of Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences and Sternberg State Astronomical Institute of the Moscow State University.

4. Files

All files are in pdf format and ppt format.
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 Chart ID		Right Ascension	Declination	File Name
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   1		 0h to 24h	+83 to +90	001-013_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,552KB)
   2		22h to 24h	+62 to +83	c001-013_060625.pdf with constellation lines (1,411KB)
   3		20h to 22h	+62 to +83	001-013_070512.ppt in A4 size (5,858KB)
   4		18h to 20h	+62 to +83
   5		16h to 18h	+62 to +83
   6		14h to 16h	+62 to +83
   7		12h to 14h	+62 to +83
   8		10h to 12h	+62 to +83
   9		 8h to 10h	+62 to +83
  10		 6h to  8h	+62 to +83
  11		 4h to  6h	+62 to +83
  12		 2h to  4h	+62 to +83
  13		 0h to  2h	+62 to +83
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 1 to 13	ds_list_1-13_051224.pdf in A4 size (109KB)
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  14		23h to 24h	+37 to +62	014-025_070813.pdf in A4 size (1,613KB)
  15		22h to 23h	+37 to +62	c014-025_060702.pdf with constellation lines (1,451KB)
  16		21h to 22h	+37 to +62	014-025_070813.ppt in A4 size (4,344KB)
  17		20h to 21h	+37 to +62
  18		19h to 20h	+37 to +62
  19		18h to 19h	+37 to +62
  20		17h to 18h	+37 to +62
  21		16h to 17h	+37 to +62
  22		15h to 16h	+37 to +62
  23		14h to 15h	+37 to +62
  24		13h to 14h	+37 to +62
  25		12h to 13h	+37 to +62
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 14 to 25	ds_list_14-25_051224.pdf in A4 size (159KB)
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  26		11h to 12h	+37 to +62	026-037_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,467KB)
  27		10h to 11h	+37 to +62	c026-037_061217.pdf with constellation lines (1,307KB)
  28		 9h to 10h	+37 to +62	026-037_070512.ppt in A4 size (4,078KB)
  29		 8h to  9h	+37 to +62
  30		 7h to  8h	+37 to +62
  31		 6h to  7h	+37 to +62
  32		 5h to  6h	+37 to +62
  33		 4h to  5h	+37 to +62
  34		 3h to  4h	+37 to +62
  35		 2h to  3h	+37 to +62
  36		 1h to  2h	+37 to +62
  37		 0h to  1h	+37 to +62
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 26 to 37	ds_list_26-37_051224.pdf in A4 size (154KB)
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  38		23h to 24h	+12 to +37	038-049_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,301KB)
  39		22h to 23h	+12 to +37	c038-049_060827.pdf with constellation lines (1,171KB)
  40		21h to 22h	+12 to +37	038-049_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,672KB)
  41		20h to 21h	+12 to +37
  42		19h to 20h	+12 to +37
  43		18h to 19h	+12 to +37
  44		17h to 18h	+12 to +37
  45		16h to 17h	+12 to +37
  46		15h to 16h	+12 to +37
  47		14h to 15h	+12 to +37
  48		13h to 14h	+12 to +37
  49		12h to 13h	+12 to +37
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 38 to 49	ds_list_38-49_051224.pdf in A4 size (183KB)
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  50		11h to 12h	+12 to +37	050-061_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,199KB)
  51		10h to 11h	+12 to +37	c050-061_060709.pdf with constellation lines (1,074KB)
  52		 9h to 10h	+12 to +37	050-061_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,591KB)
  53		 8h to  9h	+12 to +37
  54		 7h to  8h	+12 to +37
  55		 6h to  7h	+12 to +37
  56		 5h to  6h	+12 to +37
  57		 4h to  5h	+12 to +37
  58		 3h to  4h	+12 to +37
  59		 2h to  3h	+12 to +37
  60		 1h to  2h	+12 to +37
  61		 0h to  1h	+12 to +37
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 50 to 61	ds_list_50-61_051225.pdf in A4 size (179KB)
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  62		23h to 24h	-12 to +12	062-073_070813.pdf in A4 size (1,008KB)
  63		22h to 23h	-12 to +12	c062-073_070615.pdf with constellation lines (899KB)
  64		21h to 22h	-12 to +12	062-073_070813.ppt in A4 size (3,084KB)
  65		20h to 21h	-12 to +12
  66		19h to 20h	-12 to +12
  67		18h to 19h	-12 to +12
  68		17h to 18h	-12 to +12
  69		16h to 17h	-12 to +12
  70		15h to 16h	-12 to +12
  71		14h to 15h	-12 to +12
  72		13h to 14h	-12 to +12
  73		12h to 13h	-12 to +12
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 62 to 73	ds_list_62-73_051225.pdf in A4 size (211KB)
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  74		11h to 12h	-12 to +12	074-085_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,098KB) 
  75		10h to 11h	-12 to +12	c074-085_060716.pdf with constellation lines (976KB) 
  76		 9h to 10h	-12 to +12	074-085_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,226KB) 
  77		 8h to  9h	-12 to +12
  78		 7h to  8h	-12 to +12
  79		 6h to  7h	-12 to +12
  80		 5h to  6h	-12 to +12
  81		 4h to  5h	-12 to +12
  82		 3h to  4h	-12 to +12
  83		 2h to  3h	-12 to +12
  84		 1h to  2h	-12 to +12
  85		 0h to  1h	-12 to +12
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 74 to 85	ds_list_74-85_051225.pdf in A4 size (185KB)
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  86		23h to 24h	-37 to -12	086-097_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,162KB)
  87		22h to 23h	-37 to -12	c086-097_060727.pdf with constellation lines (1,041KB)
  88		21h to 22h	-37 to -12	086-097_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,511KB)
  89		20h to 21h	-37 to -12
  90		19h to 20h	-37 to -12
  91		18h to 19h	-37 to -12
  92		17h to 18h	-37 to -12
  93		16h to 17h	-37 to -12
  94		15h to 16h	-37 to -12
  95		14h to 15h	-37 to -12
  96		13h to 14h	-37 to -12
  97		12h to 13h	-37 to -12
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 86 to 97	ds_list_86-97_051225.pdf in A4 size (190KB)
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  98		11h to 12h	-37 to -12	098-109_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,229KB)
  99		10h to 11h	-37 to -12	c098-109_060802.pdf with constellation lines (1,105KB)
 100		 9h to 10h	-37 to -12	098-109_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,466KB)
 101		 8h to  9h	-37 to -12
 102		 7h to  8h	-37 to -12
 103		 6h to  7h	-37 to -12
 104		 5h to  6h	-37 to -12
 105		 4h to  5h	-37 to -12
 106		 3h to  4h	-37 to -12
 107		 2h to  3h	-37 to -12
 108		 1h to  2h	-37 to -12
 109		 0h to  1h	-37 to -12
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 98 to 109	ds_list_98-109_051225.pdf in A4 size (215KB)
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 110		23h to 24h	-62 to -37	110-121_060806.pdf in A4 size (1,305KB)
 111		22h to 23h	-62 to -37	c110-121_060806.pdf with constellation lines (1,349KB)
 112		21h to 22h	-62 to -37	110-121_060806.ppt in A4 size (4,172KB)
 113		20h to 21h	-62 to -37
 114		19h to 20h	-62 to -37
 115		18h to 19h	-62 to -37
 116		17h to 18h	-62 to -37
 117		16h to 17h	-62 to -37
 118		15h to 16h	-62 to -37
 119		14h to 15h	-62 to -37
 120		13h to 14h	-62 to -37
 121		12h to 13h	-62 to -37
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 110 to 121	ds_list_110-121_051225.pdf in A4 size (175KB)
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 122		11h to 12h	-62 to -37	122-133_070512.pdf in A4 size (1,419KB)
 123		10h to 11h	-62 to -37	c122-133_060814.pdf with constellation lines (1,280KB)
 124		 9h to 10h	-62 to -37      122-133_070512.ppt in A4 size (3,960KB)
 125		 8h to  9h	-62 to -37
 126		 7h to  8h	-62 to -37
 127		 6h to  7h	-62 to -37
 128		 5h to  6h	-62 to -37
 129		 4h to  5h	-62 to -37
 130		 3h to  4h	-62 to -37
 131		 2h to  3h	-62 to -37
 132		 1h to  2h	-62 to -37
 133		 0h to  1h	-62 to -37
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 122 to 133	ds_list_122-133_051225.pdf in A4 size (126KB)
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 134		22h to 24h	-83 to -62	134-146_060814.pdf in A4 size (1,151KB)
 135		20h to 22h	-83 to -62	c134-146_060814.pdf with constellation lines (1,204KB)
 136		18h to 20h	-83 to -62	134-146_060814.ppt in A4 size (5,530KB)
 137		16h to 18h	-83 to -62
 138		14h to 16h	-83 to -62
 139		12h to 14h	-83 to -62
 140		10h to 12h	-83 to -62
 141		 8h to 10h	-83 to -62
 142		 6h to  8h	-83 to -62
 143		 4h to  6h	-83 to -62
 144		 2h to  4h	-83 to -62
 145		 0h to  2h	-83 to -62
 146		 0h to 24h	-90 to -83
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   Deep Sky Object List for Chart 134 to 146	ds_list_134-146_051225.pdf in A4 size (86KB)
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 A1		Coma/Virgo Border		detail_a1-a3_051124.pdf in A4 size (201KB)
 A2		Central Region of Orion		cdetail_a1-a3_051124.pdf with constellation lines (202KB)
 A3		Eta Carinae and Vicinity	detail_a1-a3_051124.ppt in A4 size (976KB)
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 Manual						manual_060107.pdf (217KB)
 Index Charts					index_chart_060528.pdf (192KB)
 Deep Sky Object List (Sorted with Object Name)	ds_list_sorted_051225.pdf in A4 size (1,683KB)
 Deep Sky Object List in MS-Excel		ds_list_051225.xls (1,540KB)
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