Thursday, September 13, 2012

Say Map!

My street light blew out covering my front yard with much needed darkness.  I took my telescope outside for the first time in a while and got a really good look at some stars.  I even saw the ring nebula which I would have never caught with that annoying street lamp.

Today I ran across a map of the stars - an old one dating back to 1693.  Here is a partial view of it:

It's pretty cool and you can see Andromeda and Pegasus in there.  You can find more images of the map here:

In fact, this site has 33,000 maps on it.  The main page for the site is  Of course, you could just click the link, but where would the fun in that be?  Try it this way -

Say map!


(now click the link)