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Faraway
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Star Chart that shows time? new
      #5510896 - 11/09/12 12:21 AM

Hi guys,


Is there such a graph that can depict the appearance of the sky for a specific hour on a given date (besides a planisphere)? I seem to remember a kind of sinusoidal chart that depicted what would be above and below the horizon during a 24 hour period. What are those called and where would I find them?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Edited by Faraway (11/09/12 12:23 AM)


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Star Chart that shows time? new [Re: Faraway]
      #5510994 - 11/09/12 03:15 AM

A chart which I interpret to at least somewhat meet your needs is (or at least has been) included in the January issue of Sky and Telescope magazine.

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Dave97402
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Re: Star Chart that shows time? new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5512077 - 11/09/12 06:04 PM

I got the David Levy Planishphere. Sounds like what you are thinking?

It is nice size (read bigger than most) and works very good.


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Re: Star Chart that shows time? [Re: Faraway]
      #5512512 - 11/09/12 11:58 PM

If you have a computer, consider downloading Sky Safari, a very inexpensive and beautiful program that shows the sky at any time, any day, from anywhere on earth.

Bill


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