The National Radio Astronomy Observatory Presents
Radio Skymarks for Google Sky
Featuring the 2007 AUI/NRAO Image Contest winner Birth and Death in the Milky Way
Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI and (Rick White, STScI) (Bob Becker, IGPP/LLNL & UC-Davis) (David Helfand, Columbia)
You can view this image and others in Google Sky, which is part of the Google Earth desktop application. A Radio Skymark
is a Google Earth Placemark that lets you bookmark places of interest in the sky and view related radio images.
How to view Radio Skymarks on your computer:
Questions about Google Earth?
- Get Google Earth. Visit
http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html for a free download for Windows, Mac, or Linux.
- Download NRAO Radio Skymarks to your computer. Go to
http://archive.cv.nrao.edu/skymark and click on the "Download" button next to the Skymark you wish to view. (Take note of the directory on your computer where you save your Skymarks.)
- If your web browser does not automatically open Skymarks within the Google Earth application, then launch Google Earth from your desktop (or wherever you installed it). Go to File > Open and browse to your downloaded Skymarks. This will be a *.kmz file.
- Confirm that you would like to switch to sky if Google Earth asks. You can also switch to sky view through the program menu within Google Earth at View > Switch to Sky.
- In Sky view, you can fly directly to a Skymark location by double clicking a Skymark in the left-hand Places menu.
- When closing the Google Earth application, it will notify you that you have unsaved items in your "Temporary Places" folder. We recommend that you click "Yes" - that means next time you open Google Earth, your NRAO Skymarks will be available to you in "My Places".
. Google Earth requires an internet connection for use.
This brochure is based on Google Earth version 4.2.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Google Earth is a trademark of Google. The NRAO is not commercially affiliated with Google.