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  • Help identifying flashing stationary object at night.
    You could download Stellarium. It's free. There's a satellite feature in there which allows you to see which satellites are above you. As to different intensities of the flashing, this is typical, as the angle of reflection of the sunlight from the satellite isn't always the same. And these aren't disco satellites, although there are a couple in orbit with reflective panels completely surrounding them. These are... - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • UK 11:30pm, can anyone quickly tell me what the object to the bottom right of the moon is, I don’t know where else to ask…..
    Plugging things into Stellarium, it's probably Venus. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Which star/planet would this be?
    I checked it using the free software package/website Stellarium. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Is this a star? It almost seems to change sizes also.
    Without a time, location, and direction, it's impossible to tell. In general, something like Stellarium will make it clear what the bright objects that are up near you are. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Northern Europe-based astrophotographers, what is good to photograph at this time of the year?
    Install stellarium and that'll give you a good idea of what's hanging out up there. Press F10 and go to the WUT (whats up tonight) tab. Play around with the controls at the bottom and left of the screen, you can also input your current time or just fast forward etc to when you plan to shoot. Ideally you should aim to shoot high above the horizon and away from city/urban lights etc. A light pollution filter can... - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • If we saw life on Pluto using some high powered telescopes on earth. How long "in the past" would we be seeing in real time?
    Pluto is, depending on where it is in its orbit ~30-50 au from earth, so the speed of light time is ~4-7 hours. (Stellarium says that it's currently ~4 hours, 47 minutes). This is of course, ignoring that we're not going to find life on the surface and that there was a spacecraft flyby of it in 2015. Which leads me to the question: were you thinking of an exoplanet? - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • why no stars?
    Download the free Stellarium app and look at it while on the ship. It will show you what you would be able to see if the ship’s lights didn’t overpower the stars. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • First telescope purchase
    5) Once you have a list of things you want to observe, you may find a planetarium program like Stellarium quite useful. It will simulate the night sky and allow you to see where to point the telescope to observe specific objects. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Newbie looking for advice
    4) Planetarium software such as Stellarium is available for PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile. It will simulate the night sky and can be helpful in planning your observing sessions. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • How to know when to view planets?
    Sky and Telescope keeps lists of what's up. You can also use apps like Stellarium. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • UFO sighting same time every night
    First, verify with Stellarium (excellent shit btw): Https:// What should and shouldn't be in the sky. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • ELI5 what causes the moon to seem invisible sometimes?
    I just checked the sky using Stellarium with the location as Texas City, and there the moon is still below the horizon in the East. Looks like it will appear between E and ESE around 05.20. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Total beginner Looking for advice and what am I looking at here?
    Here’s a tip: download Stellarium it has an App as well. It helps me a lot at identifying what I’m looking at. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • What is this bright light in the night sky?
    Without a time/direction, this is difficult to tell. As such, I tend to recommend an app like Stellarium for figuring it out. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Looking for a Perth resident interested in alternate cosmological models to compare moon and star placements in the sky
    I suggest you download one of the many astronomy apps like Stellarium. Simply set your location to Perth, then you can view the exact phase and position of the moon at any time in the past, present or future. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Is there any easy to understand app or a site for a newbie where you point your phone to the sky and you understand what you are seeing?
    I almost always point to a program called Stellarium, to learn more about our sky. It is available for free on almost every platform: Smartphone, Windows, Linux, MacOS and even a Browser version. Its really fun to tinker with it and see how stars and planets move. Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Is this proxima centauri or a planet in our system? A bright yellow light.
    Without a date/time/location/direction, these are very hard to tell. I suggest getting something like Stellarium and checking what bright objects are there. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What planet is in the middle of the moon?
    Check out Stellarium. There are versions available for your PC or smart phone, and also a web version. You can tell it your location and any day/time to see what's up in the sky. Great way to identify stars and planets like this! - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Noctilucent clouds shimmer high in Mars' sky!
    BTW, the UTC time and day I have below each individual image page since a few weeks on my is precise to the second. Is handy when creating visualizations for comparison with . - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Do you guys spot any constellations? If yes, which ones?
    For future reference in finding constellations: - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What are those 2 objects in the sky? They look to too close to be stars.
    I'd randomly guess Venus and Jupiter, but to be sure you should look into software like Stellarium. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

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