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Celestron Sky Maps & Planisphere - 93722

SKU: CEL-93722
  • This Celestron Sky Maps & Planisphere is made from sturdy, moisture resistant card stock.

  • These sky maps are made for use in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • The planisphere rotates to simulate the seasonal progression of celestial objects through the sky.

  • After being predisposed to light, the star glow like actual constellations.

  • The maps measure 13¼" x 11¼".
$28.95

Ken Press Our Galaxy and the Universe

SKU: KEN-1-928771-08-4
  • This book covers our galaxy and the Universe as a whole in a way that is great for one to fifteen year olds.

  • Our Galaxy and the Universe is part of the Twenty-First Century Astronomy Series.

  • There are 36 pages in this astronomy book.

  • The book dimensions are 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.37.
$12.76

Ken Press Guide to the Stars 11-inch Student Planisphere

SKU: KEN-1-928771-22-X
  • The author of this planisphere is Ken Graun.

  • The planisphere is geared toward children ages five to fifteen.

  • For use in the Northern Hemisphere from 30 to 50 degrees latitude.

  • The 11" Guide to the Stars features 70 constellations, 55 star names, 12 easy binocular objects, and more.

  • The Ken Press Guide to the Stars is made of durable plastic.
$4.95

Ken Press Field Guide - Messier Objects Laminated Chart

SKU: KEN-FGMES
  • The author of the Ken Press Field Guide is Ken Graun.

  • The chart is made plastic laminated to help with water resistance.

  • When folded, the chart measures 3.875" x 8.5" and 8.5" x 19" when unfolded.

  • This field guide is full of information on Messier Objects.
$12.00

Orion Mars Map & Observing Guide - 51924

SKU: ORI-51924
  • An essential resource for viewing the "Red Planet"
  • Classical albedo and modern nomenclature are used to identify Martian features
  • This second edition contains information about Mars opposition as well as future observable conjunction events through 2026
  • Optimal Mars viewing and astro-imaging filters can also be found in this map
  • Laminated for dew and dirt prevention, this map measures 25.25" x 11" fully unfolded, but only 8.5" x 11" when folded, allowing for convenient portability
$12.99
Orion Jupiter Map and Observing Guide - 51926 Front
$5.99
Orion Saturn Map and Observing Guide - 51925 - Front
$4.99

David Levy 11" Planisphere for 30-60 Degrees North - 11E

SKU: KEN-11E
  • The 1'" Planisphere is made in the USA of durable plastic.

  • This is made to be used in the Northern Hemisphere from 30-60 degrees latitude.

  • The David H. Levy Planisphere's two parts are easy to use.

  • The planisphere uses two-sided projection to reduce sky distortion.
$14.95

David Levy 16" Planisphere for 30-60 Degrees North - 16E

SKU: KEN-16E
  • The 16" David H. Levy's Guide to the Stars Planisphere is made in the USA of plastic for durability.

  • For use in the Northern Hemisphere from 30-60 degrees latitude.

  • The David Levy Planisphere is easy to use and shows objects you can find with binoculars on the front.

  • The back includes information on the Moon, planets and meteor showers and more.
$19.95

Willmann-Bell Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Volume 1

SKU: WMB-ATMJ1
  • This first volume of the Amateur Telescope Making Journal has 462 pages.

  • The issues included in this volume are 1 through 11.

  • Some of the topics covered are Unobstructed Refractors, Improve Your Telrad, and much more.

  • This volume is great for those who build, design, and use telescopes.
$29.95

Willmann-Bell Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Volume 2

SKU: WMB-ATMJ2
  • This second volume of the Amateur Telescope Making Journal has 429 pages.

  • The issues included in this volume are 12 through 18.

  • Some of the topics covered are 22" Portable telescopes, making large thin mirrors, and much more.

  • This volume is great for those who build, design, and use telescopes.
$29.95

Sky Spot Finder Charts of Overlooked Objects

SKU: SPT-OVER
  • This is an ideal set of charts for the Telrad owner, but is also great for red dot finders.

  • The charts are easy to read with a red light.

  • The charts are made out of sturdy white vellum card stock and are bound together.

  • There are 45 pages total in this Finder Chart booklet.
$32.95
IP4AP PixInsight Part I Digital Download

IP4AP PixInsight Part I - Digital Download - PIP-1

SKU: WAR-PIP-1
  • The download was developed by Juan Conejero, a Spanish software developer.

  • IP4AP is an Image Processing for Astrophotography.

  • PixInsight I is a much less expensive alternative to Photoshop.

  • Using this will teach users to reduce, align, and combine quality master files and much more.

  • The download will be provided via a link in an email sent after purchase.
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$25.00
IP4AP PixInsight Part 2 Digital Download

IP4AP PixInsight Digital Download - Part 2 - PIP-2

SKU: WAR-PIP-2
  • The download was developed by Juan Conejero, a Spanish software developer.

  • IP4AP is an Image Processing for Astrophotography.

  • PixInsight is a much less expensive alternative to Photoshop.

  • The download will be provided via a link in an email sent after purchase.
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$25.00
IP4AP PixInsight Part 3 DVD

IP4AP PixInsight Digital Download - Part 3 - PIP-3

SKU: WAR-PIP-3
  • The download was developed by Juan Conejero, a Spanish software developer.

  • PixInsight Part 3 covers advanced topics such as HDR composition, building mosaics, and more.

  • PixInsight is a much less expensive alternative to Photoshop.

  • The download will be provided via a link in an email sent after purchase.
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$25.00
IP4AP Photoshop Foundations Basics and Intermediate Part I & II - Digital Download

IP4AP Photoshop Foundations - Digital Download - SUPERDISK

SKU: WAR-SUPERDISK
  • This download teaching the basic of Photoshop.

  • IP4AP's download is meant to work with users of all skill levels.

  • There are a total of twenty-one video tutorials.

  • The download will be provided via a link in an email sent after purchase.
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$25.00

IP4AP Soup to Nuts Digital Download - Quick Start Guide to Image Processing - S2N

SKU: WAR-S2N
  • The download has tutorials guided by Warren Keller.

  • IP4AP Soup and Nuts teaches about preprocessing and the workspace of Photoshop CS4 and 5.

  • P4AP Soup to Nuts Quick Start Guide is an Introduction to Image Processing.

  • The download will be provided via a link in an email sent after purchase.
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$25.00
Orion Telescope Observer's Guide - 514371

Orion Telescope Observer's Guide - 51437

SKU: ORI-51437
  • Richard J. Bartlett is the author of the Observer's Guide.

  • There are a 174 pages in this guide with an index.

  • The guide includes seasonal star charts to be used for 40° latitude.

  • The Orion Telescope Observer's Guide covers over 60 astronomical objects.
$12.99

ZWO ASI120MM Keychain - ASI120MM-KEYCHAIN

SKU: ZWO-ASI120MM-KEYCHAIN
  • The keychain is made to look just like the ZWO ASI120MM Astronomy Camera.

  • This novelty item fits perfectly on your keychain or other compatible keyrings.

  • This is a great keepsake or gift for astrophotographers.

  • Made with ZWO Camera users in mind.
$10.00

Celestron 50 Things to See on the Moon by John A Read - 93741

SKU: CEL-93741
  • John A Read is the author of 50 Things to See on the Moon.

  • The dimensions of the book are 8.5" x 0.2" x 8.5".

  • 50 Things to See on the Moon contains 50 hand-picked lunar features.

  • Great for new astronomers or young adults looking to learn more about the Moon.
$14.95

High Point Scientific understands that you are always learning, and we want to fuel your love of the Universe in every way we can. That is why we offer a full assortment of astronomy books, software, star charts, and more to help you explore the study of astronomy in new ways.


Astronomy software is a rapidly expanding industry, and it’s easy to see why. Software is often inexpensive, and with companies like Meade, Simulation Curriculum, and Software Bisque leading the charge, you know you’re in good hands. Enjoy clear, stunning celestial views right from your laptop or computer. This makes astronomy software great for educators because they can engage students in astronomy right from the classroom.


When you’re in the field exploring the skies, it may be difficult to find what you are looking for. That is why the best astronomers take star charts with them. Ken Press and Sky Spot have developed some of the best finder charts in the industry. Star charts eliminate the frustration of finding a particular celestial object. Never leave home without one!


Telescope making has also been a favorite pastime of astronomers. At High Point Scientific, we have many helpful astronomy books to get you started from publishers like Sky Publishing and Willmann-Bell. Materials are often inexpensive and can be found in your local hardware store. All you need is an imagination to get you viewing the skies like never before!

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