My wish - a view of the sky in live time.


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Message 728982 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 8:33:02 UTC
Last modified: 22 Mar 2008, 8:33:56 UTC

There are Internet-connected telescopes you can rent (or just book) time on. Bear in mind that most of the pictures you see are taken with long exposures; even through a powerful telescope most DSOs don’t look much like their photographs.

When a telescope is tracking the sky, objects don’t seem to move anyway—so I’m not sure what benefit you expect from a “live time” view. Most planetarium applications (Stellarium for example) have a real-time (or sped-up) display mode, intended to simulate the sky, from moment to moment, as seen from a given location.
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