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    Re: Planetarium Software
    From: Michael Dorl
    Date: 2005 Apr 11, 10:03 -0500

    At 08:35 PM 4/10/05 -0400, you wrote:
    >There have been discussions re. various planetarium software. One of
    >the least expensive is MyStars from www.relativedata.com fully
    >downloaded and registered for less than $20(US). A nice little book
    >is available from the same site(Sextant and Computer ISBN8798651161 )
    >which treats using the program for navigational purposes. The use is
    >obvious, but it's a nice little book published in Denmark I think.
    >
    >I have used The Sky (both 5 & 6). Ihave used MyStars for about 10
    >years and am quite pleased. Body to body distances are standard
    >output.
    
    If anyone is interested, I have written a Windows app to do sight
    reduction, produce an almanac entry for a given object, and draw a sky
    chart complete with constellation outlines.  You can have my efforts for
    free.  See http://ns.doit.wisc.edu/~mdorl files SIGHT RELEASE NOTES.DOC for
    some prose and SIGHTS_APP.ZIP for the actual application. I live in the
    boonies and do not have access to any high speed Internet access (I suspect
    the local telco uses barb wire fences as transmission facilities) so my
    bandwidth is somewhat limited so despite what the release notes say, the
    source is not currently on-line.  If you are interested in the source, let
    me know and I'll put it on-line.
    
    Michael Dorl
    
    
    

       
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