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    Default Stars named for ease of recognition



    Does any one know if there is a simple, plain pocketable, chart, or preferably where I can download more like these that I have laminated at A4 which can be carried for star alignment, not everone can rerember star names.

    NO large books, NO encyclopedias, thanks.

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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    If you have a smart phone, get Sky Safari 5. The basic version is only $0.99 (very worth it) and it names any and all the stars you want. Plus it is a lot smaller than carrying around laminated charts.

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    PS it is one of many planetarium programs for the smart phone. Others include, but are not limited to, Stellarium, Night Sky Tools, Star Walk 2, Distant Suns,
    Live Star Chart, and SkEye.
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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    Philips planisphere has the names of the brighter stars, with the benefit of it showing you where in the sky you'll find them.
    https://www.worldofbooks.com/philip-...04722714.html?

    There is a glow-in-the-dark one, but it doesn't have as many stars listed.

    Not pocketable, I'm afraid - but you could download a phone app like Sky Safari 5 (which I find is good at showing star names selectively without overcrowding the screen with names overlapping each other).
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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea View Post
    If you have a smart phone, get Sky Safari 5. The basic version is only $0.99 (very worth it) and it names any and all the stars you want. Plus it is a lot smaller than carrying around laminated charts.

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    PS it is one of many planetarium programs for the smart phone. Others include, but are not limited to, Stellarium, Night Sky Tools, Star Walk 2, Distant Suns,
    Live Star Chart, and SkEye.


    Sorry that does not address the question where I want to do A4 prints that can be used at star parties, for youngsters, but I do have that thanks

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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    You could always take a screen shot from Skysafari, mail it to yourself, print and laminate.
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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    You could always take a screen shot from Skysafari, mail it to yourself, print and laminate.
    never thought of that, clever s*d
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    Default Re: Stars named for ease of recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by JR1 View Post
    Sorry that does not address the question where I want to do A4 prints that can be used at star parties, for youngsters, but I do have that thanks
    Your original post made no mention of needing this for star parties and kids. But now that I think about, just about every kid that would be at a star party will have a smart phone (what kid nowadays doesn't). Showing them an app that allows them to access the night sky from anywhere they are is much more valuable that a laminated chart in just your hands! JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea View Post
    Your original post made no mention of needing this for star parties and kids. But now that I think about, just about every kid that would be at a star party will have a smart phone (what kid nowadays doesn't). Showing them an app that allows them to access the night sky from anywhere they are is much more valuable that a laminated chart in just your hands! JMHO.

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    You make assumptions

    Have you ever considered that people there are AUTISTIC, have ASPERGERS or other problems and can not use "smart phones", I did not feel the need to explain everything, nor should I in what was a simple question

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    It's funny how you can make it our fault.
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    There's always index cards and nice little #2 pencil with a good eraser.
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