Publications, Books and Scopes

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Publications 

ESAS Star Atlas

The ESAS Star Atlas has been written by ESAS members Roy Bicknell and Andy Lawes.  This atlas has been produced in the hope that it will be useful to the beginner amateur astronomer and well as the more experienced practitioner. Its use will best be for identifying the major constellations and stars to 6th magnitude, while observers with binoculars or small telescopes will be able to home in onto the deep sky objects listed in Messier’s famous catalogue and Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalogue. The tables on the last page will help in identifying the brighter planets, unfortunately, Mercury's fast movement does not permit monthly tabulation.

Copies of the Star Atlas cost £5

 

ESAS Library

Due to the changing face of Astronomy on a daily basis, and the use of the Internet to look for current information, books become obsolete very quickly, ESAS is no longer holding a library.

Scopes and other equipment

 An inventory of equipment held by the Society is listed below and those that can be loaned out to members as indicated.

 The inventory list will follow shortly
 

This atlas has been produced in the hope that it will be useful to the beginner amateur astronomer and well as the more experienced practitioner. Its use will best be for identifying the major constellations and stars, while observers with binoculars or small telescopes will be able to home in onto the deep sky objects listed in Messier’s famous catalogue and Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalogue. The tables on the last page will help in identifying the brighter planets, unfortunately, Mercury's fast movement does not permit monthly tabulation.