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Space Charts  
  A pictorial representation of suns in space.  

He consulted the charts — reels of transparent film viewed through a stereoscopic magnifier which gave a three-dimensional image of the array of worlds in space. He rapped swift commands into the ship’s phones. The hull drummed to the swift rhythm of the engines. The Sun diminished to a yellow point behind, and was lost and greater luminaries. But the red stars of the fleet grew brighter, and they spread ever wider across the black of space.
Technovelgy from After World's End, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Marvel Science Stories in 1939
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Compare to the automatic navigator in A Matter of Size (1934) by Harry Bates, the pilot-robot in Collision Orbit (1941) also by Williamson, the 3D tank display in Triplanetary (1930) by 'Doc' Smith, the article on astrogation in Methuselah's Children (1941) by Robert Heinlein and the telechart in Crashing Suns (1928) by Edmond Hamilton.

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