Resource for identifying the area of the night sky shown in a photo

jarlrmai

Senior Member
This website is a useful tool for identifying stars/constellations from images, it can provide context for images where there is no location etc given.

It only works if enough stars are visible.

http://nova.astrometry.net/

About Astrometry.net​


If you have astronomical imaging of the sky with celestial coordinates you do not know—or do not trust—then Astrometry.net is for you. Input an image and we'll give you back astrometric calibration meta-data, plus lists of known objects falling inside the field of view.

We have built this astrometric calibration service to create correct, standards-compliant astrometric meta-data for every useful astronomical image ever taken, past and future, in any state of archival disarray. We hope this will help organize, annotate and make searchable all the world's astronomical information.
 

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