Monday, April 02, 2007

Cool On-line Sky Map

I noticed this on the Bad Astronomy blog and it's really cool. Free and web-based Sky Map has a pretty basic interface (something like Google Maps), but it provides quick and intuitive access to a huge amount of useful astronomical object information, including direct access to the imagery from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I would still suggest that for off-line viewing and general "what's up now" purposes that you download and install the excellent and free program Stellarium (for Windows, Mac, and Linus), but Sky Map has deeper and wider connections to on-line astronomy resources.

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