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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.
Beautiful weather forecast.
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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