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A star map is the best stargazing tool for beginners, while monthly star map usually gives more details of the night sky.

Keep in mind that the night sky changes from days to days and hours to hours. A monthly star map shows the night sky at about eight or nine o'clock of that particular month. For every two hours gone, use the star map for the following month.

Star map is simple to use. Just hold it over your head and turn it until the direction indicated on the map points to the same direction in the field.

You may also download the Planisphere Worksheet (click here to download). By following the procedures written on the worksheets, you will be able to create your own Planisphere which can be used for every night in the entire year in Hong Kong

Interactive Star Maps (under construction)