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How To Find Any Naked-Eye Object

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Posted by Peter on July 5, 2007 20:33:12 UTC

Hi all,

We just started a free naked-eye astronomy search engine at http://ezipsky.com. The way it works is that you can enter your zip code and an object in the night sky (e.g. 'mars') to get instructions for where to look to find it in the night sky from your location (if the object is currently visible), calculated in real time.

The really cool thing is that you can also use it for free with cell phone text messaging, by texting 'ezipsky ' to 368266 (DOTCOM). The SkyEngine supports pretty much everything we can think of: the planets, constellations, the brightest 150 stars, the brightest 120 satellites, the International Space Station, the hubble, and other stuff.

The sky engine is in beta right now, so any feedback from astronomers would be greatly appreciated (especially for objects we're missing!)

Thanks!

-Peter

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