28 February 2013 at 7:50 pm #576227
Dominic Ford (site admin)
Posted by Nick Atkinson at 19:50 on 2013 Feb 28
Hoping for clear skies but only to be disappointed I pointed my telescope at a predicted point on the trajectory.This has left me thinking about the ability of planetarium software to be able to do positional calculations rather than simply showing the trail. I use Carte Du Ceil and connect this to my mount allowing tracking on 500 minor planets. I notice that Stary Night Pro 6 can show the trajectory of 2012 DA 14 but cannot predict positions. Do you think there any of the sky charts out there that can do this?