Interactive Sky Maps

By | May 18th, 2011|Photography, Fun|Comments Off on Interactive Sky Maps

A friend recently showed me a beautiful and easy to explore sky map. Just drag with your mouse to move around and use your mouse wheel to zoom in. This is the Photopic Sky Survey, made by Nick Risinger. I love to see what amateurs can do with some passion and commitment.

I found another good interactive sky map at wikisky.org. It isn’t quite as easy to use, but it has much more information and some gorgeous photos of specific objects.

Whenever I talk about the sky I have to mention the Astronomy Picture of the Day. Must…stop…clicking!

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.