It's n the stars !

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:31
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Is there a free star mapping program on the web ? There's lots of stuff to buy but I wouldnt use it that much.
Basically want to know what's where when I've got my 1 million star hotel room :))
TIA
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Reply By: Battlecat - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:54

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:54
Hope that this helps
www.cvc.org/astronomy/freeware.htm
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:56

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:56
Hi Footloose
Try this
www.heavens-above.com
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:59

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:59
Here is another for you
skymaps.com
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:11
I've used that one - really good.
Even has night mode

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:43

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:43
>Even has night mode

For looking at stars...? I imagine that would be useful... :)
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:13

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:13
Thanks guys, appreciate it. I'll go take a bo peep. :))
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:33

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:33
Do a search for Celestia. Its an open source application and is quite good.
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Reply By: andymitch - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:50

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 15:50
Try starrynight.com
Can't do a link don't know how to.
Andy
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:31

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 16:31
Thanks blokes, verrrrry interesting sites

How do you navigate via the "celestial bodies" ??????? i.e. stars

Cheers
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Reply By: RedGibber - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:23

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:23
Footloose,

Try this link... www.sidewalkastronomy.com/skyglobe.html

I've been using SkyGlobe for years and I still reckon it's the best freeware going round!! I use it to point my homemade 8" Newtonian to objects of interest in our wonderful Southern skies!!

Cheers
RedGibber
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:45

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 19:45
>I've been using SkyGlobe for years

Snap :)
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Reply By: The Fox - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:25

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:25
If you've got a pocket pc with gps like my Navman PIN 570 for voice navigation, you can also install other software that uses its built in gps.

Vito Astronavigator is an application that uses the gps to know your location and shows you a picture of the the sky with all the stars above you. the slider bar on the side of the screen changes your elevation as you look up. Turn around and take a step and it now shows what was behind you. Hold your stylus on any of the illustrated stars and you get the name, consteallation, etc. All for $25.00.

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Trevor

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 22:23

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 22:23
Hi Trevor

I wish you didn't do that

now I have a copy

Works great and one some points with the misses

Richard

PS the site link I could not buy a copy when i tried it would go to 404 error
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:14

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:14
This one is also good www.stellarium.sourceforge.net/
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