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    Free Ephemeris Software

    Just came across this very cool, and freeware, photographers ephemeris software, http://stephentrainor.com/tools

    Its integrated with Google Maps so you an put in a location, and see overlaid on that map exactly what lines the sun and moon are going to rise and set on. You can also put in any given period of the day and see where the sun and moon will be.

    Really useful tool if you want to find out on what day the moon is going to be rising over a certain building or part of a landscape and also how high in the sky it will be at a certain time.

    Even uses the elevation of the point on map.
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    Great find Kiwi That has to be the single most useful piece of software out there.
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    WOW how good is that!!!!! Thanks Kiwi.
    I saw some thing similar on a photo location map posted by one of the Qlders for the S.S.Dicky meet and wondered where the hell he got that info.
    Fantastic
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    I thought everyone knew about that, which is why I'd not posted about it previously. Guess I was wrong.
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    lol, there's probably lots of stuff like that

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    Kiwi

    This is great, just need to hope the weather is right for the kind sunrise/set
    photo you want to take

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    Thanks for the link. Not sure how much I'll use it though. I wonder if there's a version for windows mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaco View Post
    Thanks for the link. Not sure how much I'll use it though. I wonder if there's a version for windows mobile
    Its available for Ipad Iphone and Ipod from Itunes @ $12 for those interested for on the go or free on PC Mac's


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    I just used my GPS and Star mapping software, which has all that info, great page though, will come in handy for some. Looks like it shows it up reasonably clear too... added to bookmarks....
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    available on iphone? awesome! Definitely checking this out!

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    A great tool, have been using it for sometime. Good used in conjunction with Google earth as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaco View Post
    .... I wonder if there's a version for windows mobile

    I used to use a program called Ephem 1.0 or something similar. haven't loaded it to my PDA for a few years, but the fact that I still have the program saved on my PC means that it worked quite well.
    if it didn't I'd have deleted the executable off my PC, as well as the program from the PDA.

    it does say it's made for WindowsCE, and I have WM2K3, and I don't know if it'll work on WM6?

    I'm going to need a new PDA soon, as I'm slowly killing my old(8year old) Toshiba E800.
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    I've been using The Photographers Ephemeris for a few years now - it's a great bit of software, and recently was released for the iPhone too.

    I recently blogged about TPE and several other alternative software apps that provide similar functionality - see here for more info.

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    Thanks saved the link and may come to some good use one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    it does say it's made for WindowsCE, and I have WM2K3, and I don't know if it'll work on WM6?
    I've got WM6.5 on my device, works fine. It's a bit clunky to drive with fingers but gets the job done.

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    This is a great application! I just installed in and am already using it to play where I will be setting up camp for sunrise/sunsets ...


    Great find!!!!
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    Thanks Darren
    Just installed this and its great for preplanning. For example i now know that the sun will rise (and where) at 6:28am for the Bathurst 12 hour, which starts at 6:15 in 2011. Helps to preplan my very early morning... Going on hols next week to Townsville and Hamilton Island and planning my sunrise shots already.
    This is a great program.
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