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Observatory Parameters
Aug 17
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
Waning Crescent
01:57 16:40

Acknowledgements

This website stands on the shoulders of these giants (listed alphabetically):

Aladin Lite
Online sky atlas used in the telescope simulator.
Dark Sky
For the weather forecast service
Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke
For the Revised NGC/IC catalogues
FamFamFam flag icons
Incredibly popular icons of country flags.
Font Awesome
Lightweight icons implemented as a web font.
Forecast.io
Beautiful weather forecast.
Fred Espenak
Calendar of astronomical events based on Fred Espenak's calendar.
GeoLite2
Automatic location detection based on IP addresses.
Google Sky
Based on the Google Maps engine, lets us browse the night sky.
NGC/IC Project
Thousands of images for NGC objects.
Saguaro Astronomy Club
They provided the initial deep sky objects database.

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