The Great Atlas of the Sky
The Astronomy blog makes mention of The Great Atlas of the Sky, “the world’s largest printed atlas of the entire sky,” by Polish astronomer Piotr Brych. “The 296 foldout maps, each measuring 17 inches by 24 inches, depict the entire sky and include 2.4 million stars, down to magnitude 12, and some 70,000 deep-sky objects. The precision of the plotting and labeling is fabulous, the neatness of the sizing of stars and articulation of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies perfect,” says Dave Eicher. Only problem is, it’s not cheap, and shipping a book this big is a challenge: depending on where you are, add anything from $40 to $180 for shipping to the atlas’s $159 sticker price.