Deep Sky Astrology
The Deep Sky
Astrology module allows you to access more
than 7.25 million objects such as stars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies,
supernovae, quasars, black holes, comet clouds, even extra-solar planets,
Searching for distant objects and stars
- Select/cast your base chart
- Go to the Lists menu and select the Deep
Sky/Deep Sky... option.
- Enter the name of the object. For example, if you want to search for
Orion Nebula, enter 'Orion' or 'M42' in this field.
To search for Andromeda Galaxy, enter 'M31' or 'Andromeda'.
Searching for HD95086b will show a corresponding extrasolar
planet (exoplanet) near the HD95086 star. Note:
If you don't know the exact object name, please use this site
to find out: http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Dic
- Click OK.
If found, the object information will be shown in the Deep Sky
window. Most of the objects will be shown with pictures.
Note: Unless an extrasolar planet had
been discovered using the direct observation method, its host star or
stars system will be shown in the picture window instead of the planet
How to find correct object names
How to find extrasolar planets
- Go to http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Dic
- In the Choose
one of the Info possibilities listbox
select the "Related to words" value.
- In the Type
in your words: box, type the name of the object you are
- Click the Submit INFO question button.
- Click on any of the Acronym links and look for the "in
source" or "name" values. Those values are
the official scientific names of the object. Use those names to search
for objects in AstroApp.
New extrasolar planets and planet candidates are being discovered
regularly. AstroApp is being updated with the latest findings. The easiest
way for you to look for planets is to use Wikipedia to get the names of
such planets and then use those names in AstroApp Deep Sky module.
For instance, list of directly imaged extrasolar planets is available on
There, you can see the planets' names in the Planet
column. Select a planet you want to get details for, remove any blank
spaces from its name and enter that name in AstroApp/Deep Sky/Name field.
So for the planet "HR 8799 e
" the search name would be
- You can use the Point Explorer tool to explore
positions of found objects.
- The Deep Sky module is available in AstroApp Pro and AstroApp Financial Gold Editions.