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Map Overlays

This page contains a library of new or updated "map overlays" for SkyMap Pro 7 or later. If you've created a new map overlay which you'd like to share with other SkyMap Pro users, please send it (preferably compressed as a ZIP file) to chris@skymap.com.

After downloading a new overlay, unzip it to get the uncompressed ".sol" file, then simply copy it to the "Data\Overlays" subdirectory of your SkyMap Pro installation directory. You can then add it to the program by selecting the File/Preferences/External Data/Map Overlays... menu item, and clicking the Add... button on the dialog. For more detailed instructions on using map overlays, please refer to the Map Overlays chapter of the help system.


Cambridge Star Atlas, 2nd Edition

Click here to download (cambridge.zip, 1k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for the "Cambridge Star Atlas", 2nd edition, published by Cambridge University Press.

Contributed by Wayne Hawley (wayne@hawley1.freeserve.co.uk), 14-NOV-2000

01-DEC-2000: New version with better chart coverage and improved line visibility.


Herald-Bobroff AstroAtlas

Click here to download (AstroAtlas.zip, 6k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for the "Herald-Bobroff AstroAtlas", published by HB2000 Publications. The archive contains separate overlays for each of the "B" to "F" series of charts. An overlay for the "A" series is not included, since they are "all sky" charts.

Contributed by John Cleverdon (johnc@cdi.com.au) , 15-OCT-2002


Mati Morel's LMC Visual Atlas 2000

Click here to download (lmcvis.zip, 1k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for the Mati Morel's "LMC Visual Atlas 2000", covering the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Contributed by Paul Kemp (paul.kemp@xtra.co.nz)  , 01-JUN-2003


Meteor Showers, 2002-2005

Click here to download (meteor2005.zip, 32k)

This archive contains data tables, object catalogs, and map overlays containing information about meteor showers for the years 2002-2005. The information is supplied courtesy of the International Meteor Organization, http://www.imo.net. See the file "ReadMe.txt" within the archive for full information on using the files contained within the archive.

Contributed by Ben Siemerink (siemerink@lucent.com), 13-JAN-2000
15-MAR-00 Improved and updated.
15-DEC-00: Data added for the year 2001. Moving radiants now shown by map overlay file.
01-JAN-02: Data added for the year 2002.
22-DEC-02: Data added for the year 2003.
17-JAN-2004: Data added for the year 2004.
01-JAN-2005: Data added for the year 2005.


Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds

Click here to download (milky.zip, 8k)

This archive contains two map overlays, one of which draws the outline of the Milky Way, and the other the Magellanic Clouds.

Contributed by Jarmo Moilanen (moilanja@luukku.com), 15-AUG-2002


Millennium Star Atlas

Click here to download (mill.zip, 15k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for the "Millennium Star Atlas".

Contributed by Peter Owen (peter.owen@physics.org), 01-DEC-2000


Norton 2000, 18th Edition

Click here to download (ntn2000.zip, 1k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for "Norton 2000", 18th edition, published by Longman Press.

Contributed by Wayne Hawley (wayne@hawley1.freeserve.co.uk), 14-NOV-2000


Observer's Sky Atlas

Click here to download (tosa_sol.zip, 2k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for "The Observer's Sky Atlas", by E. Karkoshka.

Contributed by John Talbot (john@talbot49.freeserve.co.uk), 15-DEC-2001


Sky and Telescope "small scope samplers" chart areas

Click here to download (st_sss.zip, 7k)

This file displays the chart areas used in Sky & Telescope magazine's small-scope samplers which have appeared monthly since July 1999 written by Sue French. Included is a rich-text file with the title and preamble for each month's area.

Users of SkyMap who have back issues of S&T may find this overlay useful to identify potential observing areas, and will save them digging through old issues searching for inspiration!

Contributed by John Talbot (john@talbot49.freeserve.co.uk), 18-JAN-2002


Sky Atlas 2000, 2nd Edition

Click here to download (sa2000.zip, 1k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for "Sky Atlas 2000", 2nd edition.

Contributed by Peter Owen (peter.owen@physics.org), 14-NOV-2000

01-DEC-2000: New version with changed colours and minor errors corrected.


Sky Atlas 2000, 2nd Edition

Click here to download (sa2000b.zip, 1k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for "Sky Atlas 2000", 2nd edition.

Contributed by Gerry McAuliffe (caide@cybertours.com), 14-NOV-2000

01-DEC-2000: New version uploaded.
30-APR-2001: New version uploaded.


Sky Commander alignment stars

Click here to download (skycmd.zip, 2k)

This overlay displays large text labels for the 39 stars used as alignment stars for the "Sky Commander" DSC. A target list is also included in the archive.

Contributed by Ed Greenberg (edg@greenberg.org), 01-DEC-2000


SMC Selected Areas

Click here to download (smcareas.zip, 1k)

This overlay places on the SMC, the 10 enlarged charts from Matti Morel's "Visual Atlas of  the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Mati Morel's SMC & LMC Charts can be viewed at
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~morel/Products/products.html


Contributed by Paul Kemp (paul.kemp@xtra.co.nz), 01-JUL-2003


Uranometria 2000.0, 2nd edition

Click here to download (uran2.zip, 5k)

This overlay displays the chart boundaries and numbers for the 2nd edition of the "Uranometria 2000.0" star atlas.

Contributed by Peter Owen (peter@peterowen.org.uk), 01-FEB-2002