Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died

Dutch celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, who created two landmark star atlases used worldwide by amateur astronomers, died July 5. He was 81 years old. Tirion’s most popular work, Sky Atlas 2000.0, first published in 1981 by Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press, contained 26 pages of maps that displayed stars as faint as magnitudeContinue reading "Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died" The post Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died

Dutch celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, who created two landmark star atlases used worldwide by amateur astronomers, died July 5. He was 81 years old. Tirion’s most popular work, Sky Atlas 2000.0, first published in 1981 by Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press, contained 26 pages of maps that displayed stars as faint as magnitudeContinue reading "Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died"

The post Famed celestial mapmaker Wil Tirion has died appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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