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Old 26-08-2010, 14:06   #16
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Here's all the software you need to spot stars, Mark:

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Old 26-08-2010, 14:12   #17
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Mark,

What are you using? Windows, Linux or Mac?
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Old 26-08-2010, 14:25   #18
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Another plug for stellarium

Uh, not to rub it in but I loaded stellarium a few days ago and it is the most awesome program I have ever seen! (I live a sheltered life) I had no issues with loading the program (again, not trying to rub it in). I havenít found that moon location button but I love turning on the constellation art and select time elapse and watch what is flying above me.
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Old 26-08-2010, 15:03   #19
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I liked the Miller Planisphere as I can bring it on deck and with a red flashlight to make finding and identifying stars.

To help me memorize constellations, I bought some glow in the dark stars at an observatory and would stick them to the overhead in the saloon. I could lie there at night, look up, and see the stars gently glowing. It helped me greatly in learning stars and their locations.
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Old 26-08-2010, 15:46   #20
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Wow. Never heard of Stellarium. Just downloaded it and it looks great! Sometimes it's good to be a nerd.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:36   #21
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Google Sky Map was kind of glossed over. It is, by far, the coolest program written yet for the Android phone. Point the phone in the air, and it shows the constellations that you are viewing. Want to see where Mars is? Just search for mars and Sky Map will guide your phone right to it.

It, however, can't handle motion at sea.
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I recommend Starmap HD for the iPad

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Old 10-09-2010, 16:00   #23
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G'Day Mark (if you are still following this thread),

I add my reccomendation for Skyglobe!

You won't have much trouble downloading it because (at least the version that I've had for years) is a very old program written pre-Windows, and somehow gets all that stuff into less than one half of ONE megabyte! Makes ya wonder about "progress"

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I just loaded a freeware programme called Navigator Light on my PC and it seems to work well.

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Hi Mark,

It downloads fine here - Windows build - I use Free Download Manager to get it. You can get FDM from filehippo or any other free software dump.

Full file is 42 mega so I can only burn it to a CD and send it to you. But I am sure you will get it with FDM or any other download manager.

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