Wil Tirion

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Wil Tirion (born February 19, 1943) is a Dutch uranographer (celestial cartographer). His most famous work, Sky Atlas 2000.0, is renowned by astronomers for its accuracy and beauty.[1] The second edition of his most complete work, Uranometria 2000.0, was published in 2001 by Willmann-Bell.[2] He is also responsible for the sky charts found in many other publications. He was originally a graphic designer. The minor planet (asteroid) 4648 Tirion is named after him.


  1. ^ Wil Tirion and Roger Sinnott, Sky Atlas 2000.0, Second Deluxe Edition, Cambridge University Press, 1998
  2. ^ Wil Tirion, Barry Rappaport, and Will Remaklus, Uranometria 2000.0, Willmann-Bell, 2001

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