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Sky Map

via the Bad Astronomer, Sky Map is like google maps but for the night sky.

Its got a few quirks with it, if you scroll the map a large distance it thinks it needs to load all of the images again instead of just the new ones. It also doesn’t contain any solar system objects. Quirks aside, its a pretty cool web app.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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2 thoughts on “Sky Map

  1. Sky-map dealing with spherical projection on plane. If you move far enough, it has to relocate zenith point that require all images to be re-drawn – no way around. Cylindrical projection, that commonly used for geographical maps, is not acceptable, because it extremely distort poles. Second one is fair – sky-map does not show solar objects yet.
    Anyway thank you for the review.
    Sergei

    Posted by Sergei | March 29, 2007, 11:26 pm
  2. Thanks for taking the time to address my review, Sergei. That is a good explanation for the redrawing I saw.

    Posted by James | March 30, 2007, 10:57 am

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