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The Night Sky Star Chart (Cardboard Edition)

Probably the best star chart or planisphere in the world! Minimum distortion. Depicts accurate night sky. For northern hemisphere use only. Usable from USA to Singapore! Made in USA.

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How to customize The Night Sky for Singapore night sky
Reverse to the back page and trim the portion along the 0-degree or 10-degree line. You can either use a pair of scissors or a penknife. Remember to insert a thick pad underneath before you cut with a penknife so as to avoid defacing or cutting through the white star map. When using the front page, disregard the whole portion of map below the circular hole. 

A planisphere (star chart) is a rotating star-finder wheel (normally made of cardboard paper or plastic) which allows a person to recognise the night sky above him at any time of the night, any day of the year. This version from David Chandler Company in USA shows the locations of constellations, bright stars and planets in the northern hemisphere, including Singapore. It is an indispensable and affordable tool for anyone who wants to find out what is the name of that bright star over his head with just his naked eyes. 

"The Night Sky" is an easy way for both kids and adults to start the interesting hobby of stargazing! With the help of an affordable 7x50 or 10x50 binocular, you can easily start this hobby! Who says you need to buy an expensive telescope to enjoy stargazing?

"The Night Sky" is not just another planisphere. I think "The Night Sky" is the finest and easiest to use star finding aid in existence. (Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer)

This planisphere has been tested extensively by McGill under very dark sky conditions in Mersing, in the state of Johor, Malaysia. It was discovered that the locations of the various stars shown were the most accurate and least distorted compared to other commercially available planispheres.

One disturbing disadvantage of most planispheres is that the views of the East and West sides are too distorted and out of orientation as compared to a real night sky. However The Night Sky planisphere allows you to flip to the other side which shows a better and more accurate view.

The Night Sky is also a great and inexpensive tool to spend precious time with your partner/spouse or kids to enjoy the beautiful night sky. With the aid of a red torch light (to preserve your night vision), many interesting hours can be experienced, and who knows, you all may get to see a rare shooting star too!

In terms of user-friendliness, this cardboard edition is of special heavy-coated quality which is surprisingly rugged and remains in good condition even after many long nights of dew and air moisture. Regular use of this item will last many years if properly cared for! We know this to be true as we've been using The Night Sky for years ourselves although there are some stubborn food/coffee stains on it!

Special offer to all schools in Singapore: Bulk purchase for students at better prices. Minimum order quantity is 30pcs only. This planisphere will be extremely useful in science lessons! If you are a student, get your teacher to contact us soon! IF you are a teacher, why are you still waiting? Call us now!

The Night Sky: A New Kind of Planisphere

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

"The Night Sky is not just another planisphere. I think The Night Sky is the finest 
and easiest to use star finding aid in existence."--
Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer 

(Star Gazer is seen on PBS stations throughout North America and Internationally
via satellite, the Armed Services Network, NASA C.O.R.E. and USIA WORLDNET)

The Distortion Solution!

Conventional planispheres severely distort the sky near the southern horizon. The distortion results from trying to stretch the whole dome of the sky onto a single flat map.

This is the constellation Sagittarius...

Sagittarius Constellation with imaginary lines 

...as shown in a photograph (courtesy of John Sanford)

 Sagittarius on a conventional planisphere  Sagittarius on The Night Sky planisphere

...as shown by Conventional Planispheres

...as shown by The Night Sky

The Night Sky is NOT a conventional planisphere! No flat map can remove all distortion, but The Night Sky eliminates over 90% of the distortion inherent in conventional 1-sided planispheres.

 The Night Sky 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.
  • The constellations are drawn simply, emphasizing the brighter stars. (The constellation patterns were designed in collaboration with the editors of Sky and Telescope magazine.)
  • Coordinate grid lines are shown 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 bestfirst 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 map. Even the 5" pocket version is large enough to be quite readable.


Sky and Telescope, a widely-read astronomy magazine, adopted The Night Sky in 1976 and has promoted it ever since. The Night Sky is widely recognized by the amateur astronomy and educational communities as the overall best planisphere on the market.

How to customize The Night Sky for Singapore night sky
Reverse to the back page and trim the portion along the 0-degree or 10-degree line. You can either use a pair of scissors or a penknife. Remember to insert a thick pad underneath before you cut with a penknife so as to avoid defacing or cutting through the white star map. When using the front page, disregard the whole portion of map below the circular hole. 


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