Galway Sky Atlas

8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #88072 by Janek
Galway Sky Atlas was created by Janek
Hi guys,

I am making my own printable sky atlas. For start it goes down to 10 magnitudes and has chart layout from Uranometria. It is very early alpha version. When finished, it should go down to 13 magnitudes (as Triatlas).

It is completely vector based, uses transparency, layouts and some other advanced stuff.

Here is single sheet (Lyra)
img508.imageshack.us/img508/9827/117fj.jpg

Other 40 sheets in SVG (incomplete)
www.mediafire.com/?e545ww8fbv6wuoj

And here is software which generates those charts (Scala, GPL3).
github.com/jankotek/asterope

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8 years 6 months ago #88073 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Galway Sky Atlas
Very interesting stuff there Janek.
Keep us posted as to how you get on.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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8 years 6 months ago #88077 by DaveGrennan
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Janek,

That looks really excellent. I wish you luck with this project. It will be really useful to the community.

Great work.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
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8 years 6 months ago #88084 by mykc
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Your work looks very impressive Janek, and software that generates high quality printable maps would certainly be very useful.

Could you tell us a little more about the concept and how you are implementing it?

Mike

Celestron 280 mm f/10 SCT
CG-5 mount
Toolbox full of bits n' bobs
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8 years 6 months ago #88094 by Janek
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I am making skycharting program, similar to Cartes de Ciel or Starry Night. This atlas is first step, to test chart generator.

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8 years 4 months ago #89036 by Janek
Replied by Janek on topic Galway Sky Atlas
Hi guys,
there is new version of Galway Sky Atlas. Most notable it now has Nebula Outlines and page numbering.

Checkout blog post about details:
kotek.net/blog/galway_sky_atlas_1st_edition

Or see gallery of all 473 pages:
picasaweb.google.com/1058831838369742641...aySkyAtlas1stEdition

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