Download Star Charts - Now with Messier Deep Sky Objects!

These star charts are designed to work anywhere on Earth. Instructions are included on the last two pages of the PDF file linked above. Once you learn the constellations you can point them out to others using a green laser or get a better view with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.

The constellations lines are based in part on those in a book called The Stars by H. A. Rey. These constellation patterns were adopted by Google Sky. The classic version of these star charts are also available without the Messier Catalog objects. Check out the Frequenty Asked Questions for more information on how the star charts were made. A variety of star chart versions are also available.