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Try Sky Charts (Cartes Du Ciel)

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Posted by George Claborn on December 13, 2001 21:36:04 UTC

My favorite freeware is "Sky Charts" (Cartes du Ciel by Patrick Chevalley. It's a little quirky and takes some getting used to, but is the most comprehensive, flexible astro freeware I've found. Beats Orion's and Meade's stripped down, throw-in versions of "Where the Stars Are" and "Starry Nights" hands down... neither provides nearly enough detail. I also like it better than SkyMap Pro's free version. There are many catalogs of different objects ready to directly plug into Sky Charts including the entire GSC-ACT database! (Get this on CD from Project Pluto for $5)

Try it out here:
http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/

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