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Identify an object by tapping on it

phil wilkes2 hace 8 meses actualizado por Deborah Baines hace 8 meses 1

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

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Hi,

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: 

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/esasky-interface#MODES

I hope this helps and many thanks for using ESASky.

Kind regards,

Debbie on behalf of the ESASky team