Night-Sky Objects for Southern Observers




Night-Sky Objects 4 is a collection of maps and interesting target objects for southern observers.
The limit of observation to the north is +55 degrees.
Most of the well known visual objects for southern observers have been included. 
Maps have been designed to be the "right way up" for southern observers facing north. 
Maps and object data have been formatted to A4 page size and uploaded as a pdf file.

Night-Sky Objects with maps created in Appleworks was made available on this website January 2009.
Night-Sky Objects 2 was an updated version using maps created from EazyDraw. Uploaded July 2010.
Night-Sky Objects 3 with an update of all objects and their descriptions was uploaded December 2013.
Night-Sky Objects 4 is a major revision of maps and data. Maps have been exported from EazyDraw as eps files. Distances have been added for objects. Latest upload March 2020.

Note on copyrightThis document may be freely reproduced without alteration for educational or personal use. It is not to be sold, in part or whole, for profit.

The following 64 constellations have been included:
Andromeda, Aquarius, Aquila, Ara, Aries, Auriga, Bootes.
Cancer, Canes Venatici, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Capricornus, Carina, Centaurus, Cetus,
Columba, Coma Berenices, Corona Australis, Corona Borealis, Corvus, Crux, Cygnus.
Delphinus, Dorado, Eridanus, Fornax, Gemini, Grus, Hercules, Hydra, Hydrus.
Leo, Lepus, Libra, Lupus, Lyra, Monoceros, Musca, Norma, Ophiuchus, Orion.
Pavo, Pegasus, Perseus, Phoenix, Pisces, Piscis Austrinus, Puppis, Reticulum.
Sagitta, Sagittarius, Sculptor, Scorpius, Scutum, Serpens (Caput + Cauda), Sextans.
Taurus, Triangulum, Triangulum Australe, Tucana, Vela, Virgo, Volans, Vulpecula.


The document and its maps look great on an iPad.

: ) Best wishes to all observers, Rob Horvat (wsaag.org).



The Galaxy and Planetary Nebula Observer's Guide.
This is available in the Resources section of the WSAAG website  (wsaag.org).

Sample page from Night-Sky Objects for Southern Observers


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