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Rick O Shea
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« on: January 04, 2011, 07:01:48 PM »

I noted in another thread that Wyleu was suggesting an astronomy board and am happy to post the first post.
Could any one point me towards a janet and john method of designing and making an astrolabe for use in this country.


   
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EccentricAnomaly
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 08:50:35 PM »

Would a planisphere do?

We made a heap of them one evening at my astronomy society.  Quite easy after somebody had generated the charts using a Visual Basic program he'd knocked up.  I can't remember where he got the star and constellation information from but there are lots of files around with that information.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »

How about

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 12:06:50 PM »

Probably stating the obvious, but Google Sky is a good place to start.

http://www.google.com/sky/

Or is that not what you were after?
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