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How can you determine the date using nothing but a star chart from the day and the time?

I'm doing a science olympiad event called Reach for the Stars, and one question that I've encountered provides a star chart and time of day, and you must figure out what month of the year it is from. ...
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What do the calendar rounds in Tomás Filsingers “Map of the Universe 2.000” mean?

Recently I did the Ravensburger puzzle "Map of the Universe 2.000 - Celestial Chart and Calendar Rounds" by Tomás Filsinger: Tomás said the last time he visited this site in 2019, that he ...
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make a celestial map from deep sky images

I take pictures of deep sky objects and I would like to make a celestial map that contains the pictures in the right position in the sky. Ideally something like stellarium. (but in stellarium it's ...
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Is the pulsar map on the Pioneer/Voyager probes only meaningful for earthlings?

The Pioneer probes brought plaques (and later the Voyagers two golden discs) with a "pulsar map" imprinted on them. The purpose of the map is to make the position of the Sun clear for an ...
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How can I calculate the apparent position of stars as seen from a location on Earth at a specific time?

I'd like to be able to generate star maps using Python, similar to what is done at YourSky. I believe this is possible with Astropy and the details provided in this question. I can import stars from ...
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Looking for a detailed Milky Way map

I am a UI designer working on a sci-fi strategy video game. I was wondering wether anybody here might be able to help? I am looking for a top down projection of the Milky Way that labels regions of ...
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Orientation of local star map

This image depicts our solar neighborhood Source The plane defined by the concentric circles, does it have a relationship to any galactic reference points or the ecliptic?
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What is the overlap between the Gaia and the Hipparcos catalog?

Is there any kind of concordance available between the sources in the Hipparcos catalog and the Gaia DR2 catalog? I.e., mapping the Gaia DR2 source_id to the Hipparcos HIP number?
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Calculating historical star maps from proper motion

I'm working on some software which needs to calculate the position of stars and galaxies visible to the naked eye at different periods of human history. The Yale Bright Star Catalogue gives the ...
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I am looking for the SKYMAP Api (To create nightsky/star maps)

The ones used by underluckystars.com and thenightsky.com I have found several but I am having difficulty finding a working updated version, has anyone come across this API, or know where I can find ...
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How to create unique 3d star maps?

I have been trying to create a calculator which finds the distance between two stars that the user chooses. But I'm having a hard time visualizing where these stars are in real space. Do you know of ...
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Calculating the range of visible Right Ascension and Declination from specific location + time

Given a specific date and time, and coordination of a location on earth, how can I calculate (myself, or using a python package) range of visible RA and Dec? For example (but I'm looking for a ...
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What projection would I use to map the northern night sky onto a geodesic dome?

I'm trying to create a geodesic dome with the stars of the northern night sky inscribed on the outside. The highest point of the dome would be the celestial north pole. How do I create a map that ...
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How do I make a custom pulsar map?

I'm looking to make a custom pulsar map like the one on the Voyager Records, but for an arbitrary location within the Milky Way Galaxy. I'm not even sure where to begin.
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2D Distorted Star Map for Pasting on Sphere Surface

Are there printable 2D star maps that are distorted such that, when printed, they can be cut (along printed lines) to be applied to the outside of a sphere to represent the celestial sphere, as seen ...