Do you know any program similar to TheSky (astronomy software), which enables us to identify stars after clicking on them with a simple view (like in the figure)? Many thanks

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    $\begingroup$ Stellarium is a good one. $\endgroup$
    – WarpPrime
    Mar 20, 2021 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible a view like black stars on a white background? $\endgroup$
    – Elena Greg
    Mar 20, 2021 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think it is possible to invert the color in the app, you'll have to find a way to invert your screen color or something, but that probably won't do the trick. $\endgroup$
    – WarpPrime
    Mar 20, 2021 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ The old software xephem was like this, with simple graphics (as befits its nearly 30 year age) It's not actively developed any more. $\endgroup$
    – James K
    Mar 20, 2021 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ What is the use case which makes a programme like TheSky or Stellarium not suitable or too complicated? $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2021 at 12:54

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Guide9 from projectpluto.com will do this. You choose Chart mode (Display, Background, Chart mode). Right clicking on a star or any other object will give you the information you want.

It runs on all versions of Windows. It is not freeware, and is a bit dated in some aspects.


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