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    Question Finding Planets/celetial objects/nebula site



    Does someone know of a site that guides beginners an easy way to find e.g uranus? I'm not talking about only Uranus and the other planets here but others as well such as galaxies, open/closed clusters.

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    stellarium comes to mind, it is a program, not a website, but by inputting your location, it will show you exactly where to look, I used it last night to confirm that I was looking at M15. you can adjust the amount of objects displayed so that you will more easily be able to find things by starhopping using brighter stars.

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    I already have Stellarium and love it!

    What I need is a guide on how to find these things. I may know how to find it one way, but there might be a better way. I need something like this: M31.html
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    There's a book that a lot of people recommend called "Turn Left at Orion", which gives star-hopping tips. That is probably your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithBC View Post
    There's a book that a lot of people recommend called "Turn Left at Orion", which gives star-hopping tips. That is probably your best bet.
    Patiently waiting for the 4th edition to become available at my book store. Never read it, but it seems to be a "must have".
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    Thanks Keith, but is there a site?
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