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Does Stellarium generate a list of "What's Up Tonight?

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#1 Rogerc53

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 11:01 PM

New to Stellarium and I really like my other IOS apps that show "What Is Up Tonight" .

The other apps give me a list of viewable planets, stars, etc that are viewable from my location.

Can't seem to find this feature in the desktop version of Stellarium.

Does it generate a list or am I just out of luck?

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 11:37 PM

Telescopius certainly does:

 

https://telescopius.com/

 

EDIT: After three plus years of using both programs, Stellarium and Telescopius make a powerful team. Adding a good cloud forecast program, or three in coordination, makes for some well planned, enjoyable nights.


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 11:57 PM

Hint: press F10
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Posted 11 June 2021 - 12:00 AM

New to Stellarium and I really like my other IOS apps that show "What Is Up Tonight" .

The other apps give me a list of viewable planets, stars, etc that are viewable from my location.

Can't seem to find this feature in the desktop version of Stellarium.

Does it generate a list or am I just out of luck?

Thanks RC

Yes it does.  It is called WUT under the Astronomical Calculations window.  Here is an example screenshot from Stellarium:

 

stellarium_wut.png

 

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 12:26 AM

I absolutely love Stellarium! And it's free. One of the best investments I have made however is Sky Safari 6 Plus for my smart phone. I think it was $9.95 but worth every penny. You can navigate to "Search" and "Tonight's Best" to see a fantastic list of the night's best targets.


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#6 Rogerc53

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:01 AM

THANKS!! This helped a lot. Not if I could just get rid of the light pollution undecided.gif it would really help. Going to have to travel 30min to an hour for to get anything close to a reasonably dark sky.

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 08:10 AM

Hint: press F10

Amazing! (I guess I should read through the instructions after three years...lol.gif)


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