Sky & Telescope has published the 2nd edition of its popular Pocket Sky Atlas, both in its original size and its Jumbo version. Responding to the feedback of Atlas users over the , the new editions now feature lists of special objects, such as carbon stars, to make it easier to systematically track them down. The 24 nearest stars to Earth, which are often mentioned in announcements of newly discovered exoplanets, appear in a new list as well, with some of the fainter ones added to the new editions. The editors have also updated some star names to match the International Astronomical Union’s latest nomenclature and fixed a few minor flaws in the charts spotted by sharp-eyed observers.
MSRP: $24.95, Jumbo edition: $41.95