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15_ounce 01-16-2011 02:27 AM

Stellarium, a planetarium software

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

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:

Polaris 01-16-2011 08:44 AM

Yep. Stellarium is nice. And so is the free Google Sky app on android.

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