Sky Maps allows you like a planetarium to view space: constellations, stars, galaxies and nebulae using Google Maps API.
In order to explore the space, choose one of the items in the extension's popup.
On the extension's popup you will find lists with popular galaxies, nebulae, stars, globules and molecular cloud.
By clicking on a name of those lists you will get the image of the object on the space map.
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Sky map data is displayed on the website http://deepspacemap.com where you can navigate zooming in or out, move the current view, see a random location nearby and move in any direction. 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 or use the new navigation panel to zoom in and zoom out, move in all directions or just press the random button to find a new amazing place. Google Maps API is used in this project. The Google Maps API 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. 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.
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Initially released as an Chrome App in 2014, Sky Map was made available as Chrome extension in January 2018.
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