For those of you that use Cartes Du Ciel
(freeware star chart program), there is a great freeware addon called rtgui
. (It also works great on its own).
Rtgui allows you to sort objects by by just about any parameter you can name and list those objects . Then by clicking on an object, CDC opens up a chart for that object and can even drive a motorised goto scope right to it !
Sample output for Iceman last night:
Galaxies brighter than mag 10, greater than 30 degrees elevation at 11pm tonight.
I only just found out about this the other day, and now CDC does everything I could ask it to, and all for $0 !
Cartes Du Ciel
Hope somebody finds this useful. I give it a rating of four bananas
Iceman , if you read this do you think we should have a separate section for software ?