Software Starfinder

 

The time has come, you have received a personal Name a Star Certificate and are on your way to find your star in the sky. Among all the sparkling beauties it is sometimes difficult to find the star with your name right away. Thanks to the new Software of our partner Star Register it will now be easy for you! Here we explain how you can locate your named star at any time and anywhere in the world.

How does the software work?

You can use the Software online. First you’ll see a field in nature. With the mouse you can change your viewing angle by moving the image. Enter your location in the lower left corner to see the sky on the screen as it actually stretches over you in your location. In the lower right corner, select the date and time at which you want to view the sky. For orientation on earth, the points of the compass are displayed, in the sky an azimuthal and an equatorial grid facilitate the localization if desired. An azimuth is the horizontal angle oriented according to the cardinal points, the equatorial grid is a geocentric coordinate system on the celestial sphere. You may find these coordinates on your Star Certificate. In the lower bar in the middle of your screen you can select the grid and also display the constellations (first symbol) and deep sky objects.

How do I find my named star online?

Enter the HIP or HD number on your Celestial Map in the search field. A window will open with interesting information about your named star. On the screen it is marked with a crosshair. Observe your star over time by moving the time bar to the left and right. It is also possible to get information about other stars in the sky - just click on them.

Find your named star now!

How do I find my named star in the night sky?

There is a simple trick to find your star in the night sky. Adjust the timeline in the software, so that the star you are looking for is directly above a point of the compass (north, east, south, west). Take a note of the time and remember which constellations are close to your named star. An example: According to the software your named star is located at 10:15 p.m. exactly in the north below the constellation Ursa Major. In the evening, at 10:15 p.m., look north into the sky with the help of a compass and orientate yourself on the constellation of the Great Bear. You can now see the previously displayed image of the software in sparkling reality. It's that easy to enjoy the sight of your named star!

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