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Unformatted text preview: i Using Cartes du Ciel Cartes du Ciel is free software available for download on the Internet and you may acquire for your personal use the same version that we use in this lab by visiting the Cartes du Ciel website. Installation is straightforward and takes only a few minutes. The documentation, as with much open source software, is not as detailed as that provided with programs that you pay for, but weve found Cartes du Ciel to be well-featured and relatively easy to use. We recommend Cartes du Ciel to anyone whos looking for desktop-based planetarium software on a budget. We hope that your will find this introduction to Cartes du Ciel to be a useful takeaway from todays lab. In todays exercise you are using a combination of information obtained from the visibility data chart in your lab manual, your planisphere and Cartes du Ciel to ascertain what planets are visible in the sky tonight and the range of times that they are visible. Remember that the sky must be fairly dark to see any of the planets because they reflect sunlight at a much lower magnitude that the Sun produces...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course PHYS 153 taught by Professor Hackwrth,m during the Spring '08 term at Idaho State University.
- Spring '08