Identify an object by tapping on it

phil wilkes2 8 months ago updated by Deborah Baines 8 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



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