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15_ounce
01-16-2011, 02:27 AM
http://www.stellarium.org/

Pretty amazing and genius software. We can see the universe in real time, in 3D with photo realistic image quality. We can zoom in and out the moon, mars, stars, nebulas, constellations, planets, e.t.c. We can even see satellites moving on their orbits in real time! It's a lot of fun.. every single object is given a detailed description of it's position and distance from the viewer. The viewer can choose the location where they want to view it from.. just select from hundreds of cities around the world listed in the location setting.

You can even see the universe from Mars, Moon, Jupiter... it's very neat. Now I get to know the name of the stars that I've been wondering what they're called
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jester911
01-16-2011, 02:58 AM
That is pretty cool. I will have to try it out.

albino smurf
01-16-2011, 05:47 AM
thanks for that. can't wait to try it.

RealityPolice
01-16-2011, 07:43 AM
It's an excellent piece of software.

If you're looking for some hardcore astronomical charting software--not that anyone else would be--try Cartes du Ciel:

http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/start

Polaris
01-16-2011, 08:44 AM
Yep. Stellarium is nice. And so is the free Google Sky app on android.