Are there links to a place to look up certain stars and actually view them ?

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Offline Karen W.

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I wish to look at the stars... like in a real time kind a way. How can I do that? Are there some nice good links out there that provide an online real look at specific stars, other then just dots on paper? You know what I mean?

I wish to enter a trajectory of a star and view that Star from a online scope if possible!


Anyone know how to do that or where I should go to see that on line?

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Individual stars are so far away that they cannot be resolved, so just appear as bright points even with the best telescopes.
Even if you could see a typical star it would just appear as a disc like our sun.

When an individual star explodes, (supernova), this giant explosion can be resolved...
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/sn1006c/index.html

Giant collections of stars (galaxies) can also be imaged...
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m51/

Click on this map of the sky to see images of stars, supernovae, galaxies...
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/map/index.html
« Last Edit: 09/07/2008 16:24:48 by RD »

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cool links Rd Thanks!
Bummed that I cannot see the individual stars but  these are cool.. Thanks!

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If you want to see stars, get friendly with a Hollywood cocaine dealer!  [:D]
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« Last Edit: 09/07/2008 16:27:54 by RD »

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It is just possible for the Hubble space telescope to resolve the disks of some very large and reasonably local stars  I have seen a picture of the supergiant Betelguese with a bright patch on it but there was no real detail.
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Hi Karen

Use stallaruim its free.

Set your time and location in the program work out what your N,S,E,&W and its shows where all the stars are in real time. You can look at your pc screen and then look out the window and see exactly the same thing,

You will have to play with the settings which allow you to show the names of things , stars of what ever magnitude you want, galaxies ,planets etc etc.


http://www.stellarium.org/