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I need an astronomical pc software (you know i need to get what i am looking when i see night sky), can someone help me?


Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:46 pm
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Hm I know I've seen some cool videos on YouTube made with some sort of simulation software, but I guess I'm not sure if those are actually useful for observations. And I don't remember their names! :|

The only one I could really find on Amazon is "Starry Night"

http://www.amazon.com/Starry-Night-Pro- ... 353&sr=1-7

even though the most recent version appears to have come out in 2001 (and at least initially had Vista compatibility issues).

Ah, Googling a bit turned up a large software list on AstronomyOnline.org

http://astronomyonline.org/AstronomySoftware.asp

which says that "The Sky" is the most popular

http://www.amazon.com/Software-Bisque-T ... 916&sr=1-1

From its description it also looks a little more "professional," whatever that means.

AstroTips.com has some reviews of various software:

http://astrotips.com/Reviews.phtml

And while Googling I also came across this "free open source planetarium software"

http://www.stellarium.org/

which looks kind of neat! I'll have to see if I can play around with it. Ooh another free one that had a good review on AstroTips.com is Cartes du Ciel:

http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/index.php

which looks much more in-depth if maybe not quite as slick.


Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:54 pm
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Hah, Starry Night came up in a space.com article cross-posted on my Yahoo home page this evening, an article "provided to SPACE.com by Starry Night Education, the leader in space science curriculum solutions." (Well, they've at least got the best advertising campaign.)

Coincidence? Pah! Clearly, the stars are aligning. This explains the significance of the astrologer's leaflet tucked under my windshield wiper today:

~~~~~~~~~
Master 5 Star Psychic
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
[picture of crystal ball
with five stars on it]
Tarot Card Reader
Palm Reader
Specializing in Love,
Career, Finances,
Personal Conflicts
~~~~~~~~

I wonder what software Master 5 uses. =p


Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:42 am
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I installed stellaris very good one!

Today i was listening tìradio when someone pop up and give a link for http://www.worldwidetelescope.org, it look very interesting.


Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:41 am
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Wow this WWT got guided tours!!!

Guess where my first tour was..... :)

A* of course!!!!


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Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:25 pm
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Huh hadn't seen that picture before!

It's a little more intense than the galactic center seen in other browser-based sky survey things like Wikisky and Google Sky.


Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:46 pm
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it's a radio image take by VLA in mexico.


Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:47 pm
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