Sky Maps allows you like a planetarium to view space: constellations, stars, galaxies and nebulae using Google Earth plugin.
Zoom to distant galaxies, view constellations and nebulae, learn something new about the stars on the night sky. Perfect tool for your astronomy hobby
You can navigate in this sky map exactly as you do in the Google Earth. Just click and drag. Use your mouse scroller to zoom in and zoom out.
The Google Earth plugin is able to display objects in the sky, variety of deep sky objects such as star clusters, stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, nebula, Milky Way, black holes and neutron stars.
The viewport shows the sky at a point above the camera's current position, as measured from the center of the Earth (the zenith). The celestial data is mapped onto the inside of a virtual sphere that surrounds the Earth.
Use the new navigation panel to zoom in and zoom out, rotate left or right, make a 360° rotation view, to show the space grid (coordinate system) or just press the random button to find a new amazing place.
Type any coordinate of a place in the sky and Deep Space Map will find it for you. Lot of coordinates you may find in Wikipedia.
New interesting places on the map
A drop down menu with a list of the galaxies will help you to find where they are. Take a tour with the stars and see where they are on the sky. Still to come are list with small space objects, nebulas and space travel destinations.
Tip: Make a home planetarium and view the stars in the deep space using a projector in a dark room!
Deep Space Map allows you to view celestial objects, including stars, constellations, galaxies and planets.
Google Earth Api is used in this project. The Google Earth plug-in allows you to navigate and explore space data using a web browser.
*If the plug-in doesn't work correctly with Chrome, see the Chrome help center to learn how to update to the latest version. Here is the link to the help center http://bit.ly/1xhPIvE
*Earth Plug-in requirements: Microsoft Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7) or Apple Mac OS X 10.6 or later (any Intel Mac).