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How do I look at a specific point in space?

An article came out dicsussing a super-nova and, while I'm sure this hasn't been updated in the databases yet, I wanted to see what was currently represented in the sky at the coordinates provided in the article.  How can I target a specific (and narrow) area of the sky for viewing?  The coordinates are: 

Coordinates (J2000) 

RA 19h 11m 07s | Dec +09° 06' 00"

approx. 26,000 ly from earth

The article can be found at: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2013/w49b/

Thanks for any help provided.

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Brain,

    You need Starry Night Pro or Pro Plus in order to choose and center the Gaze by a coordinate system.  So, what I have done is to enter your coordinates into Starry Night Pro and save the result in a .snf file (attached).  Download the file and open it in Enthusiast.  That should point you in the right direction.




    Brian's Super Nova.snf
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    Brian Ronnau

    Thanks Keiron, I appreciate that!  For future sky-gazing, is there an upgrade path to get from Enthusiast to Pro or would I have to buy a separate product? 

    Thanks again.

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Brian,

    Upgrades are complete programs.  You get a discount on the price.  You will get a whole new program - Pro 6.

    http://store.simulationcurriculum.com/collections/upgrades/products/pro-upgrade

    See here for all the differences:

    http://astronomy.starrynight.com/content/starry-night-comparison-chart

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    Brian Ronnau

    Great - thanks again for the help, I appreciate it!

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    Keiron Smith

    You are very welcome, Brian!  I hope the file helps.  Happy hunting supernovas!

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