Skyglobe

Haney and his company KlassM Software Inc. This is an attempt to map the night-sky onto the sides of a polyhedron to create a cut-out-and-glue-together skyglobe. Skyglobe can be made to animate the changes of any of its parameters with its "turbo" function, most commonly used to speed up time.

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At least two versions of Skyglobe were later released for Microsoft Windowsbeing variously listed as versions 1.

A Polyhedron Skyglobe

Keys exist to adjust the viewer's location, viewing direction, and time all of which are shown on the display by defaultand to control how many objects are rendered. It does not have a zero year. A program such as 'Windows Paint' is a good program to print these with, because you can use the 'printer setup' to scale the image and remove the margins to maximise the size of these templates.

It is useful to have a tissue available to mop-up excess glue.

Skyglobe is an astronomy program for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows first developed in the late s and early s, and originally sold as Shareware [1] but now available as closed-source freeware. From Sykglobe, the free encyclopedia. To make this skyglobe, you should print the three templates onto three skyglobd of card use card, because paper works very badly. Registered users of the MS-DOS version skyhlobe additional software, such as a Skyglobe screensaver, and Crystal Sphere, an application simulating the 3, stars nearest the solar system.

There is also a zoom control, and a function to search for particular objects. Skyglobe for Windows screenshot. This is an attempt to map the night-sky onto the sides of a polyhedron to create a cut-out-and-glue-together skyglobe.

Crystal Sphere may have been the progenitor of CircumSpace, KlassM Software's subsequent stellar neighborhood simulator, displaying the nearest 7, stars. Views Read Edit View history.

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Clicking with the mouse will re-center the display at that point, and right-clicking will "lock" that position or object to the display's center so you can more easily follow it over time changes. Back to the Solar Neighbourhood page. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

If the object being searched for is not currently above the horizon but will be in the next 24 hours, Skyglobe will adjust the time appropriately. The turbo function can animate the changes of centuries or millennia to demonstrate precession. You can then cut out and glue the various parts together. Skyglobe was designed by Mark A.

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Languages Deutsch Polski Edit links. Commands in the DOS version of Skyglobe are mostly keystroke-based, and by default the available skyglpbe are listed on the screen for reference.

There are three versions of this skyglobe available.

Astronomy software DOS software. Skyglobe accounts for the earth's precession in its calculations and should therefore be accurate to tens of thousands of years in the past and the future, but its manual does warn that the positions of planets might not be accurate throughout this range it says "their coordinates are approximately correct for as far back and forward as we have data".

Skyglobe can be made to animate the changes of any of its parameters with its "turbo" function, most commonly used to speed up time. There is also a 'monochrome' version which might be useful if you want to make lots of photocopies of these templates.

It is also possible to lock objects using keyboard commands. The 'dark' version is probably the best version available, but I have also provided a 'light' version if your printer does not like the dark version. Haney and his company KlassM Software Inc. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat

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