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The Night Sky Planisphere | Southern Hemisphere Sky Chart by David Chandler

The Night Sky Planisphere | Southern Hemisphere Sky Chart by David Chandler

Regular price $24.95 AUD
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Generally regarded as the BEST planisphere on the market!

This sturdy, plastic laminate covered southern hemisphere sky chart is a quick and convenient way of seeing which constellations are above the horizon at any specified time and day of the year.

Sky and Telescope magazine adopted The David Chandler 'Night Sky' planisphere in 1976 and has promoted it ever since. It is widely recognised by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the best star map on the market.

Its unique design eliminates over 90% of the distortion inherent in conventional one-sided planispheres.

"Chandler's planisphere (rotating star-finder wheel) is the finest available" Sky News

Key features:

  • Southern Hemisphere: Specifically designed for the southern hemisphere and suitable for Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Chile and other nations in the Southern Hemisphere 
  • White background with dark stars for easy nighttime readability: a must for a planisphere. 
  • Heavy duty plastic laminate covers the 2 sides of the planisphere so it does not get damp at night. 
  • Designed in collaboration with editors of Sky and Telescope magazine.
  • Selection of deep sky objects for binocular or telescope viewing included on the sky chart.
  • Large in size for easy readability! Measures approx 21 x 25 cm

The Night Sky™ Planisphere is Designed to be Used!

  • Unlike coffee-table planispheres, The Night Sky is printed with dark stars on a light background, for easy nighttime readability.
  • Its sturdy plastic construction and corrosion resistant eyelet will ensure this planisphere provides years of use and enjoyment.
  • The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars which makes them easy to recognize and locate with the naked eye or entry level equipment.
  • Coordinate grid lines are shown on the sky chart without being intrusive. Coordinates are shown because they can be useful for cross referencing with star atlases.
  • A selection of deep sky objects for binocular viewing is included. It is important to point out to beginners that the best first telescope is a pair of binoculars. You may already have what it takes to start observing tonight!
  • The Night Sky is larger than it looks! The map scale is larger than on similar-size planispheres because the whole sky does not have to be shown on a single star map.
  • Backed by a 2 year warranty - for your peace of mind

The Night Sky™ Southern Hemisphere Planisphere is widely recognised by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the overall best planisphere on the market.

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Local Sydney stock

All our items are in stock and shipped from our Sydney warehouse.


All our items come with a 2 year warranty and the Night Reader Pro Red flashlight is backed by a lifetime warranty.

NZ customers do not pay GST

GST is automatically removed at checkout for orders shipping to New Zealand.

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