Book of printed star charts

Published in 1540, Italian book, De Le Stelle Fisse (Of the Fixed Stars) was the first book of printed star charts, written by Alessandro Piccolomini, he identified the stars letters.

Date:
      1540
Name(s):
      Alessandro Piccolomini
Occupation:
      Author
Location:
      Italy


Additional Information:

  • Star chart – Wikipedia
    A star chart or star map is a map of the night sky. Astronomers divide these into grids to use them more easily.
  • Celestial cartography – Wikipedia
    Celestial cartography, uranography, astrography or star cartography is the fringe of astronomy and branch of cartography concerned with mapping stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects on the celestial sphere.
  • Custom Star Maps – The Night Sky
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