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Where is M13? is an astronomy application that helps you visualize the 3-D locations and physical properties of common deep sky objects. This perspective is rarely discussed in astronomy books and software products on the market, which focus mainly on apparent data such as an object's look, visual magnitude, apparent size, right ascension and declination. Where is M13? aims to address this important lack.

Using paired face-on and edge-on views, the Galaxy View shows you where that cluster or nebula you enjoy viewing in your telescope is actually located relative to the center and plane of the Galaxy, providing a unique more...

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Changed the galaxy image to use the latest Spitzer "two arm" image.
  • Removed several duplicate object entries.
  • Update User Manual.


Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Java 1.4 or later

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Planetary-Paul Member IconReview+11

A most wonderful educational program; does what is says it does in an exellent way.

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Version 2.2
Planetary-Paul Member IconReview+11

I think it is a great program that helps me demonstrate to students scale in the universe. I use it as an addition to Deep Space Explorer, which offers a great view on the universe, with the Milky Way in the centre.

Well worth my money :-).

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Version 1.4.1
Darth Brooks Member IconComment+36
Darth Brooks

Bah, now it's neither beautiful nor free. On a more serious note, it's definitely not worth $29.

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Version 1.3
bill83 (Developer)

There is still a "lite" version of the program that is free and it has more functionality than earlier free versions.

The "for pay" version has significant new functionality but I agree it may not be worth $29 to everyone. Serious amateur astronomers should appreciate it though.

As for beauty, what changes from the past version do you regard as a step backwards?

satellio Member IconReview+0

Just the idea of it is great.
Plus, it's free !
Plus, it works !
Plus, it's (kind of) beautiful !
What a wonderful world, with so nice geeks.

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Version 1.2
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 6,831
Version Downloads 2,534
License Free
Date 27 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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