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Stellarium - Planetarium Software
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9602 posts
Hey ppl i DL this and its pretty easy to use.
I just went out and looked at the sky that was the same as the sky on the monitor.
very cool.
Free too (i think)

Just choose your location on the side menu

http://www.stellarium.org/

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.



Do yourself a favour.

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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20956 posts
Just set your coordinates and go.

and let "the man" know exactly where I am?

I think not.
01:48am 01/12/12 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
215 posts
Great software, works on linux, and get the satellite plugin as well.
03:01am 01/12/12 Permalink
Karmadelik
Brisbane, Queensland
187 posts
looks like a substitute for a window
08:41pm 02/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7365 posts
looks like a substitute for a window

Obviously you're just being be a d***, but this software is pretty useful for working out the coordinates of faint objects to later point a telescope or long-exposure camera at - since you won't be able to spot the objects with your naked eye.
08:58pm 02/12/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13849 posts
Nice one.
12:18pm 03/12/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9616 posts
This software would be great for Schools.
By using social media and this software a teacher could be explaining to kids in their own homes what they are seeing.



01:21pm 03/12/12 Permalink
jesu
Brisbane, Queensland
712 posts
Anyone found how to move to another monitor?
Don't worry; I'm a derp.
Also, nice software!
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