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Hello again everyone,

I am looking for software that will allow me to take a single (or multiple) point on the Earth, factor in terrain, and then figure out what sort of astronomical features can be "seen" from the location. Something like an "astronomical viewshed" so to speak.

Maybe there are ways to take care of this in ArcMap, FME, or what have you, but I wouldn't even know where to start.

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I am looking for software that will allow me to take a single (or multiple) point on the Earth, factor in terrain, and then figure out what sort of astronomical features can be "seen" from the location. Something like an "astronomical viewshed" so to speak.


Try astronomical software: http://en.wikipedia....ronomy_software

I've tinkered a bit with Celestia, it's fun.

Not on the list, but very cool as well: Xplanet
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Thanks, that's a great list.

The list is mainly concerned with viewing astronomical features, but not necessarily in relationship to ground features, unless there is something I am missing.

I was mainly interested in archaeological GIS in relationship to astronomy. I have heard rumors that there is software available out there somewhere that will take a single point, account for elevation, and then show you all celestial entities that can be seen from that point.

Does anyone know if this software actually exists?

Thanks again!
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