For your nocturnal viewing pleasure
September 27, 2006 8:34 AM   Subscribe

The clear sky clock (this one is for Boston) provides a graphical representation of seven factors that affect the clarity of stargazing: cloud cover, transparency, seeing, darkness, wind, humidity, and temperature. Once you've figured out where and when to go stargazing (probably somewhere rural) make a custom map for your location so you know what you're seeing.
posted by nekton (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is cool. The maps really make it good. Thanks!
posted by TedW at 9:06 AM on September 27, 2006


Related link: Clear Sky Alarm Clock sends you an email alert when viewing conditions are good.
posted by Opposite George at 9:10 AM on September 27, 2006


Thanks for the link. Wonderful stuff for amature astronomers.
posted by batou_ at 10:58 AM on September 27, 2006


Schweet, I just got Sky and Telescope's Pocket Atlas, now I'll be able to keep a closer eye on clear skies!
posted by mk1gti at 5:29 PM on September 27, 2006


Thanks for posting that. I should've done so long since...
posted by jiawen at 6:17 PM on September 27, 2006


I've been using this for years.

Somebody mentioned to me last night that there's a widget (mini program for your desktop) for this too. Mac or PC? Dunno.
posted by intermod at 8:43 PM on September 27, 2006


Somebody mentioned to me last night that there's a widget (mini program for your desktop) for this too.

Maybe this? (haven't tried it myself.) There's another, Mac-only one here.
posted by Opposite George at 9:55 PM on September 27, 2006


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