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HPR - HPR1533: Beginner's guide to the night sky 2

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This is a review of some astronomy software, as usedon the Earth in the early 21st Century, by a somewhatgeeky chap. In this episode, I talk a little about two astronomy appsavailable for Android and another two available for GNU/Linux (and other)desktops.Erratum: I referred to Star Map but I meant Star Chart. Doh!In reverse order of how much I use and like them (most used/liked last):http://www.stellarium.org - Available for all major operating systems.This link shows you how to add your own comets: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Comet-ISON-to-Stellariumhttp://edu.kde.org/kstars/ - KStars is part of the KDE SC Software Compilation) and so will be easy to install if you're a KDE user, or if you're not, "easy" after a few dependencies are installed.Google Sky Map can be installed on your mobile device using either f-droid or Google Play: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=sky&fdid=com.google.android.stardroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroidIf you like eye-candy, then Star Chart may be for you, get it on Google Play here:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escapistgames.starchart

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