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Old 14-07-2005, 07:49 PM
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Cartes Du Ciel

Hi
I am new here - so I don't know what's been discussed before. Anyway, are u guys/gals(?) aware of Cartes due Ciel (http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/)
Print a new map evey night at your desired magnification

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Virtual Atlas of the Moon
(http://astrosurf.com/avl/UK_download.html) ?
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Old 21-07-2005, 10:12 PM
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Hey, why don't you buy yourself a cheap laminator, about $40, and laminate all your charts. I've removed the All Sky Maps from Astronomy 2005, and laminated them. Easy to carry around, and they can't get wet.
One of the local schools has a poster size laminator. I might get them to do all the astronomy posters I've gotton out of old copies of National Geographic.
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Old 27-07-2005, 04:42 PM
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help - i know where the pointers are and southern cross, how do i find them on the

http://www.cloudynights.com/documents/Chart-20.pdf

I thought that this is the best place for me to start with the star charts
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Old 27-07-2005, 05:49 PM
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u mean find the southern cross on the star chart u linked to?



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Old 27-07-2005, 06:40 PM
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thanks again, i am having trouble getting a starting point when someone says "uranus is in capricorn etc" i don't know where capricorn is. now at least i can start at the pointers and work my way from there. once i get a few reference stars i should be on my way
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:54 AM
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Free all sky maps

http://skymaps.com/

Not sure if these have been mentioned somewhere, but these downloadable charts are a great boon to amateur astronomers (even for those without scopes). You can print both Northern or Southern Hemisphere all sky charts for the current month, and a list of prime target objects too.

Enjoy, and good luck.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for that Miaplacidus, this is a direct download link of the September atlas for the Southern Hemisphere:

http://skymaps.com/skymaps/esms0509.pdf
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Old 13-09-2005, 07:34 PM
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A silly question to Davo. Do you have a planisphere??? They are the easiest/simplest way of finding/locating the constellations etc etc. About $22 from Bintel etc etc... L.
ps. The large 'Chandler' is best.
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Old 28-11-2005, 05:26 PM
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Yeah Thanx heaps!!

I printed them last night and showed the good wife, she imediantly took them out side and proceeded to hold it above her head whilst turning the page around (much the same way she reads a melways) and around to see if she could figure it out...

I dont need TV at home LOL
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Old 16-12-2005, 02:57 PM
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My biggest problem where I live is finding a star! Leeds UK We get to see the moon ok like now when its full,Lol city life is so full of drawbacks.
To be honest its not as bad as the picture I paint but if it was not for say a sodium filter at times we would be hard pressed with the amount of light pollution we have around us even our club observertory has its problems (not that I am grumbling there its a great club) just pointing out facts
clear skyes everyone and have a great christmas lookin
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Old 23-12-2005, 03:40 PM
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Hey,
Mark (gts055) put me onto this one,

http://stellarium.sourceforge.net/

I have just put it on my pooter. Looks really cool. Can't go into any details but it looks good. I'm still learning how to use it.
Give it a go. It's about a 16meg download and have a newer type pooter

Enjoy.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:55 PM
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I've been using stallarium for a few months now and really like it.
No mount control though. ( I think ).

Highly recommended.
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Old 23-03-2006, 11:55 PM
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Stupid question, but are the maps originally mentioned in this topic good for both hemispheres? Think I'll download + print them, although they might be a bit too detailed for my uses.

Thanks
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Old 24-03-2006, 01:11 AM
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Stupid question, but are the maps originally mentioned in this topic good for both hemispheres?
Yeah - they are full for both North and South.
I doubt they go to too much detail though. My biggest complaint is that ALL of the DSO's use the same symbol!

Take a look at the other free star chart thread - IMHO they are a better implementation!
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Old 24-03-2006, 09:06 AM
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Yes Taki's charts are the ones to get. The basic "star atlas" is mag 6.5 and there is also a huge mag 8.5 version. See:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~zs3t-tk/index.htm
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Old 24-03-2006, 06:16 PM
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I donno, I like the fact that Taki's charts have the right aspect ratio for an a4 sheet, but the other ones suit me well because they show the constellation lines, and being a beginner that helps me navigate.

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Old 30-10-2006, 10:12 PM
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I've downloaded them and printed them on both a4 and a3 sizes for home and field use.. pretty handy I must say.. too bad they're not black background/white stars.
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Exclamation Help me????



I'm kinda new to all of this, but the stars and the sky is so interesting and I want to learn all I can.....so I'll leave my e-mail and anyone who wants to help me out with any useful info feel free.....another thing I want to start a career in astronomy...if anyone could give me some pointers AWESOME!!!!
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Old 30-01-2007, 01:01 PM
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Kay Star,

Have a cruise in the Beginners Forum there is simply heaps of information there you will find useful.

Cheers
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Old 31-01-2007, 03:27 PM
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Have a cruise in the Beginners Forum there is simply heaps of information there you will find useful.

Cheers
thanks man.....u rock!!!!
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