Sennen Cove Astronomy Page

The astronomy applet is being redeveloped and is currently unavailable.

Please call back soon.

For more info on astronomy, visit:
starparty.com

Instructions

The applet window shows the stars visible above Sennen Cove at the current date and time.

  • Drag with the left mouse button to move around the zenith.
  • Drag with the right button to move through time.
  • Use the mouse wheel to zoom or set the zoom in the control panel at the bottom of the screen.
  • Hold the mouse over a star for more information.

Key to symbols

Horizon
Starts and stops the clock
Starts and stops the clock
Sets the time and date to the current computer system time
Sets the time and date to the current computer system time
Switches between equatorial coordinate grid types
Switches between equatorial coordinate cordinate grid types
Switches between horizontal altitude-azimuth cordinate grid types
Switches between horizontal altitude-azimuth cordinate grid types
Switches between constellation title types
Switches between constellation title types
Constellation lines on/off
Constellation lines on/off
Stars on/off
Stars on/off
Sets the North Celestial Pole over centre point (green cross)
Sets the North Celestial Pole over centre point (green cross)
Sets the South Celestial Pole over centre point (green cross)
Sets the South Celestial Pole over centre point (green cross)
Sets the view to face North
Sets the view to face North
Sets the view to face South
Sets the view to face South
Sets the view to face East
Sets the view to face East
Sets the view to face West
Sets the view to face West
Sets the centre point (green cross) to look directly overhead (Zenith)
Sets the centre point (green cross) to look directly overhead (Zenith)
Sets the centre point (green cross) to look directly below (Nadir)
Sets the centre point (green cross) to look directly below (Nadir)