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andyT
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Post by andyT »

HI,ALL CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A BASIC,NIGHT SKY MAP,
I,M RUNNING ON WINDOWS XP.CHEERS,ANDY.
ALL I NEED IS ONE SHOWING BASIC CONSTELLATIONS,ETC. :)
4'' refractor
zeiss 10x50,
Leica BN 8x32,
Helios 13-40x80 bins

Joeyeah_right
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Post by Joeyeah_right »

You could try Stellarium

http://www.stellarium.org/

It shows the night sky in real time from the location you pick, showing you what you can be expected to see if conditions were clear - it includes all stars, constellations and planets. i find it to be very good.

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee for now!
Joe

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cheers,my friend. :D
4'' refractor
zeiss 10x50,
Leica BN 8x32,
Helios 13-40x80 bins

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Post by davep »

The sticky post at the top of this forum might be worth a read too. You'll find a pointer to a site that lists lots of software that'll run on your operating system. While I know that's not a recommendation, there are some free downloads there so you can try more than one and see what you like best.

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Post by andyT »

cheers,dave,i did not realise that these,maps were so accurate,
regards,andy :D
4'' refractor
zeiss 10x50,
Leica BN 8x32,
Helios 13-40x80 bins

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