Electronic Skies

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

We’ve already taken a grand tour of computers of various sorts, plus their many peripherals, and assessed their suitability for desktop and field astronomy and cybersketching. In this part we take a closer look at the various kinds of software that bring the skies to our screens and enable us to convert our stylus strokes into cybersketches. A complete guide to the relevant astronomical software and all the graphics programs available for PCs and PDAs will not be presented here. However, we will attempt to present as balanced a view as possible, pointing out a few of the better programs and discussing their merits when applied to cybersketching.


Celestial Object Star Catalog Lunar Occultation Window Vista Amateur Astronomer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CornwalUK

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