19 Jun 2015

Sky Map

astronomy

This is a view of the night sky, with planets (in red) at their current place computed from Jean Meeus' "Astronomical Algorithms"

You can zoom and scroll the globe, and click on stars to show their name.

Credits: d3 library: Mike Bostock / Jason Davies ("Rotate the World" example)

Ephemeris: Peter Hayes

The star database comes from the astronomy nexus

The constellation lines and boundaries come from the PP3 program

The next steps are to add deep-sky objects, and to show the sky in proper azimuthal projection, using the browser's location services to find the user's place on the earth.

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