Identify an object by tapping on it

phil wilkes2 2 months ago updated by Deborah Baines 2 months ago 1

If just browsing the sky, I have found some interesting looking objects but cannot see an easy way to identify them within EsaSky


Many thanks for the reply and help.

Satisfaction mark by phil wilkes2 2 months ago


You can do this by right clicking in the sky (or press and hold if you are using a tablet or mobile) and a window appears with the coordinates and 5 icons: 

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If you click on the SIMBAD or the NED icon, you will be taken to these tools and shown a list of objects that are in the region and how far away these objects lie from your cursor position. More information about this feature can be found here: 


I hope this helps and many thanks for using ESASky.

Kind regards,

Debbie on behalf of the ESASky team