How about a moon phase on the homepage?

11 years 9 months ago #56143 by Keith g
Hi guys, just a little thought, a nice help would be too set up a moon phase on the homepage to help us all decide on our activities regarding the moon at any given night. e.g moon observing, astrophotography etc.

Could you possibly add this one to the site? What do you think?

www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml

Thanks,
Keith..

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11 years 9 months ago #56145 by PhilipLardner
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I had a similar applet on my desktop PC that also gave rise and set times as well as libration and phase which I found very useful. Only problem is... I've lost it now! Does anyone have something similar?

Phil.

StarSystems 20" f/4 - 16" f/5 - 8.75" f/6 (travel scope) - 6.25" f/4 - 6.25" f/7... and a shedload of eyepieces and other gear!

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11 years 9 months ago #56156 by Paul FitzGerald
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I had a similar applet on my desktop PC that also gave rise and set times as well as libration and phase which I found very useful. Only problem is... I've lost it now! Does anyone have something similar?

Phil.


How about NightCal Phil :?:

Paul Fitz
MAC Treasurer

'Astronomy shows how small and insignificant and rare and precious we all are.' - Contact.

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11 years 9 months ago #56162 by PhilipLardner
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How about NightCal Phil :?:


Close... but no cigar! I have NightCal but it's a wee bit clunky and cluttered. The applet I was thinking of was very similar to the Desk-bar gadget mentioned earlier. This is bugging me now... I'm going to have to look for it!

Phil.

StarSystems 20" f/4 - 16" f/5 - 8.75" f/6 (travel scope) - 6.25" f/4 - 6.25" f/7... and a shedload of eyepieces and other gear!

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11 years 9 months ago #56175 by darragh
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Hi,

Bart, Sean and myself are working on a new website which we will be hoping to go live at the Connacht Star Party.
We will be adding features will this to the new website and hopefully lots more.

Regards
Darragh

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11 years 9 months ago #56179 by PhilipLardner
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Found it! The util I was thinking of was MoonTool.

www.fourmilab.ch/moontoolw/

You can download the C source code if anyone wants to rewrite it in PHP or Java to include it in a website! The applet actually gives more info than is strictly necessary but I found it very useful in the past.

Phil.

StarSystems 20" f/4 - 16" f/5 - 8.75" f/6 (travel scope) - 6.25" f/4 - 6.25" f/7... and a shedload of eyepieces and other gear!

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11 years 9 months ago #56188 by ayiomamitis
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Gents,

A personal favourite is the following: www.download.com/Moontool/3000-2054_4-8427309.html ... it is also freeware. What I really like about this particular program is that it computes the age of the moon on the basis of the colongitude.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
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