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Starship Earth II, 30" Celestial Sphere

Starship Earth II, 30" Celestial Sphere
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Unlock the mysteries of the heavens as the Starship Earth II ® takes you on a journey through the universe… 

Providing a view that is the next-best thing to an armchair on the international space station, the Starship Earth II will help you explore the universe that surrounds us.

The extra large size of the 30 inch Starship Earth II, along with its standalone floor stand display, make it the perfect teaching and reference tool for astronomers of all skill levels. Use the accurately charted starscape to quickly identify and memorize the constellations which adorn the heavens. Explore the interrelated movements of the Earth, Sun, and stars. Easily visualize and clearly understand how the Sun rises and sets, as well as the progression of the seasons. All this and much more is clearly modeled within this fascinating three-dimensional celestial atlas.

A beautiful work of art, as well as a top quality reference tool, the Starship Earth II is a state of the art three-dimensional celestial atlas which duplicates the view of the heavens with the unaided eye. It is the perfect accessory to increase the enjoyment of your star gazing experience whether you prefer unassisted viewing or choose to enhance your vision using binoculars or a telescope.

Impressive in size and detail, the transparent thirty inch diameter outer sphere displays updated and improved data from Sky Catalogue 2000.0, which includes all eighty-eight constellations, more than 1,100 naked-eye stars, plus many prominent deep-sky objects. The deep sky objects are keyed to type, with the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds shown in a wispy translucent blue. To ensure uncompromising accuracy, the comprehensive catalog of stellar objects is presented against a precision grid of Right Ascension and Declination lines.

Individual stars are identified by name, by Greek letter designations, by apparent brightness, ranging from first to fifth magnitude, and by the distance from the earth measured in light years. The outer sphere also highlights the astral equivalents used to locate stars.

Simplicity itself, three easy settings allow you to reproduce the Earth, Sun, and star movements for any time, date, and location on the world. The detailed 5 inch diameter earth globe is rotationally mounted, allowing you to set your day of choice. The golden indicator representing the sun revolves within the star field to achieve proper alignment, and the adjustable horizon ring can be positioned within a 360 degree arc to establish the correct horizon reference. Now simply gaze through the clear acrylic sphere to see the appearance of the sky for your chosen date, time and position.

Hand crafted of museum-quality acrylic, the Starship Earth II is designed for a lifetime of trouble free use. Enhancing its durability, all of the imagery is meticulously hand silk-screened on the interior surface of the transparent acrylic sphere. For floor display, the thirty inch sphere rests on a sturdy acrylic tripod stand.

Included with your Starship Earth II is a forty-eight page instruction book featuring new constellation tables, first magnitude star tables, double and multiple star tables, and deep-sky showpiece tables, along with an activity section, written by the internationally acclaimed astronomy expert George Lovi. You will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by the craftsman who hand-fashioned your spectacular model of the Earth in space.

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Last Selling Price $1,895.00
Discontinued Date 2011
MSRP $1895.00
Style Floor Globe
Sphere Diameter 30 Inch (76 cm)
Brand Name Artline
Inner Globe Diameter 5 Inch (13 cm)
Ocean Color Blue (Translucent)
Features Space/Celestial, Educational, Acrylic
Base Style Tripod Floor Stand
Base Composition Acrylic
Base Finish Clear
Height 49 Inch (124.5 cm)
Product Weight 48 lbs.
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