Saturday, 30 December 2006

Heavens above

One of the good things about having a new pair of binoculars is that I can do a bit of star gazing. They're nowhere near as good as a telescope for observing the night sky, of course, but they do reveal rather more than did the opera glasses.

Heavens Above is a brilliant site for the would-be astronomers. Register and you can generate star charts for your locality for whatever date and time you want (see image below), get predictions for flight paths and times of satellites and other orbiting objects including the space station and a bunch of other wonderful stuff.

Here's the sky chart for my part of the world at 22:25 today.

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