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 - posted December 08, 2023 12:37 AM      Profile for BasilBibi           Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,
Does anyone know if/where I can access the software that generates the yearly planet diagram from the Alamanc?
The one seen on the first page of Chapter 8 "Planet Sights" ids the one I'm after.
Thanks in advance for any help...

From: London UK
David Burch

 - posted December 08, 2023 01:02 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
I do not know where to find such software, but an annual version of something similar is in the free Annual Air Almanac. see sections A122 to A124. There is a table of contents in the PDF.

Also have a look at their sky diagrams which are very powerful, if not actually the best, way to predict sights, short of custom software. See our article on this:


However, for over all views of the stars, a most powerful tool is the computer or device app Stellarium. We have a video on that at


see also this one on the Air Almanac in general


From: Starpath, Seattle, WA

 - posted December 08, 2023 02:11 PM      Profile for BasilBibi           Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you David I have a 2102-D and am currently studying your execellent Star Finder book. It's just that I found the Planet Diagram particularly useful as it compactly represents the entire year in one place. I guess I will have to buy a copy of the 2024 almanac to access it.
I will digest the links you have sent with thanks.

From: London UK

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