My Star Atlas I created circa 1978
Posted April 25, 2015
I was QUITE the geek
Way back when I was about 13 or 14 (I wish I had put the year), my friend, Douglas, and I would get together and study the skies. We decided to make our own star atlases.
Here it is.
We would get together every Sunday afternoon and hand draw our atlases. I remember I penciled it first and then went over it with ink. I was using Norton's Star Atlas as my guide and a grid behind the copy I was working with - I believe I used a light table. I was very exact. I ran across it in my file cabinet this morning and decided it deserved to be digitized. The front cover had a label originally in the window that read "Marian's Star Atlas" and I drew some stars and a swoop. I guess I'll make one for it but it won't be as quaint as my hand drawn one. But perhaps if I dig through my file drawer, I'll find it! Fun memories...