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hpr1533 :: Beginner's guide to the night sky 2

A review of some astronomy software, as used on the planet Earth, by a geeky chap.

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Hosted by Andrew Conway on 2014-06-18 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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This is a review of some astronomy software, as used on the Earth in the early 21st Century, by a somewhat geeky chap. In this episode, I talk a little about two astronomy apps available for Android and another two available for GNU/Linux (and other) desktops.

Erratum: I referred to Star Map but I meant Star Chart. Doh!

In reverse order of how much I use and like them (most used/liked last):

http://www.stellarium.org - Available for all major operating systems. This link shows you how to add your own comets: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Comet-ISON-to-Stellarium

http://edu.kde.org/kstars/ - KStars is part of the KDE SC Software Compilation) and so will be easy to install if you're a KDE user, or if you're not, "easy" after a few dependencies are installed.

Google Sky Map can be installed on your mobile device using either f-droid or Google Play: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=sky&fdid=com.google.android.stardroid https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid

If you like eye-candy, then Star Chart may be for you, get it on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escapistgames.starchart


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Comment #1 posted on 2014-05-24T12:49:14Z by mcnalu

Erratum 2:

In the notes, the list is most used/liked FIRST. Doh^2!

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