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New set of deep-sky objects including all Messier objects with powerdome

Made available by the tremendous help of Laupheim Planetarium

The new powerdome release comes with an updated set of deep-sky objects including all Messier objects. We are grateful to the Laupheim (Germany) Planetarium staff led by Werner Kiesle for their tremendous help in incorporating the images, which are consistent with the best appearance of the objects to the eyes of planetarium experts and visitors. Moreover, Thomas Thuchan of the Laupheim Planetarium Association contributed 27 of his own excellent photographs of Messier objects to the new deep-sky catalog. All objects are permanently aligned to the star field. You can easily zoom into any of the objects using fingertip control in the powerdome control web interface. The objects can be presented as they would appear to the naked eye; optionally, they can be excluded from the star field.