Having the right tool for astronomical observation is important. A planisphere is essential. The Miller Planisphere is made with heavy duty plastic (never accept cardboard - a few outings in the nighttime dew will ruin it). Just dial the date and time and you'll see what's in the sky for that moment. Rotate the time dial to simulate sky motion... It's like having a personal planetarium. Pick your favorite constellation, put it on the eastern horizon to determine the date and time to begin seeing it.
The Miller Planisphere is ideal for discovering the constellations and telling you the best time to view the ones you’re looking for. You can predict the times of sunrises and sunsets with this handy, ingenious device that includes easy-to-follow instructions. "Steller Projects" are suggested activities to help you become an expert, naked-eye astronomer. Made of durable, flexible plastic with its own protective case.
The Miller Planisphere will work at any North Latitude but are most accurate when used at 30 degrees north latitude.
- 10.5" diameter rotating disc star chart
- Most accurate when used at 30 degrees north latitude