Tanegashima Astronomy
 
 
 
 
Night Sky

Tanegashima is the perfect place for those of you who like astronomy and star gazing. Anyone from the city would be amazed at the number of stars you can see on a cloudless Tanegashima night. The following star maps show the Tanegashima night sky as it appears in real time. The page does need to be refreshed for an updated sky map.

Picture - A beautiful picture of the night sky.

The three maps, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, get progressively more detailed to give the observer a chance to slowly get used to the sky at this latitude and longitude.
Beginner Map

The following settings were used to make the beginner star map. The beginner map includes about 20 stars of magnitude 1.5 and brighter. To make your own customizable beginner star map for Tanegashima, click here.
  • Coordinates: 30°34′ North, 130°58′ East
  • Ecliptic: Blue line
  • Celestial equator: Red line
  • Moon and planets: Colored symbols
  • Stars: Magnitude 1.5+
  • Star names: Magnitude 1.5+
  • Deep sky objects: Magnitude 2.5+
  • Constellations: Outlines and names
Intermediate Map

The following settings were used to make the intermediate star map. The intermediate map includes about 100 stars of magnitude 2.6 and brighter. To make your own customizable intermediate star map for Tanegashima, click here.
  • Coordinates: 30°34′ North, 130°58′ East
  • Ecliptic: Blue line
  • Celestial equator: Red line
  • Moon and planets: Colored symbols
  • Stars: Magnitude 2.6+
  • Star names: Magnitude 2.6+
  • Deep sky objects: Magnitude 2.5+
  • Constellations: Outlines and names
Advanced Map

The following settings were used to make the advanced star map. The advanced map includes stars of magnitude 5.5 and brighter which is the average naked eye limit. To make your own customizable advanced star map for Tanegashima, click here.
  • Coordinates: 30°34′ North, 130°58′ East
  • Ecliptic: Blue line
  • Celestial equator: Red line
  • Moon and planets: Colored symbols
  • Stars: Magnitude 5.5+
  • Star names: Magnitude 2.0+
  • Deep sky objects: Magnitude 2.5+
  • Constellations: Outlines and names
Key for symbols used on the star maps

Sun

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

Asteroid

Comet
       

Double
Star

Open Star
Cluster

Globular Star
Cluster

Quasar

Elliptical
Galaxy

Spiral
Galaxy

Irregular
Galaxy
 

Planetary
Nebula

Dark
Nebula

Diffuse
Nebula
 
 
About these star maps

These star maps are the products of Your Sky and John Walker, the owner of the site. I spent a while looking for something like this and was thrilled to find his site. The maps above can be customized to suit your particular needs and set to any geographical location on the planet.
 
Additional Information
  • Your Sky - This is a really nice site which generates embeddable star maps for any location on the planet.
  • Home Planet - A comprehensive astronomy, space, satellite tracking package.
  • Sea and Sky - A calendar of astronomical events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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