Best Made Co. Constellation Globe
Best Made Co’s Constellation Globe is a really cool gift idea for the stargazer in your life. It’s a star chart in globe form, with 70 constellations and 42 major stars you can spot and identify while holding the globe above eye-level to match its edges with the horizon.
Here are their instructions on how to use it:
- Set latitude; each increment equals 5 degrees.
- Align the current time with the date.
- Use the compass to locate the sky’s cardinal points.
- Face a direction and turn that direction toward you on the map, i.e. to read the map facing East, point the “E” on the dial toward you.
- You can hold the Globe above you with the compass facing down and read from below to simulate the arc of the sky.
- Planets can be located in the sky near the Ecliptic.
It includes a small red-LED flashlight for easier-on-the-eyes nighttime reference, a glossary for Latin constellation names and their translations, as well as a built-in button compass for orienting.
Get the Constellation Globe for $34 at Best Made Co.