Project AstroFly Examples: Our Sun Seen from Proxima Centauri
This image, generated by AstroFly,
shows what you would see from Proxima Centauri when you looked towards our
Sun. The Sun is located in the center of the above image, depicted with the
white color because this view is not affected by the Earth's atmosphere.
Stars of the famous constellations are also visible around the Sun. For example,
the constellation of Cassiopeia is visible on the right; the constellations
of Perseus and Andromeda, below. The constellations are slightly distorted
because of the different point of view.
famous stars and lines and names of constellations.
To get this view in AstroFly,
follow these steps:
- Start AstroFly.
- Press F5 to hide lines and names of all the constellations,
and press F6 to hide names of famous stars.
- In the Main Control Panel, uncheck the box Limit Visual
Magnitude (from the Sun).
- In the Main Control Panel, check the box Use Advanced
Options, and click the Modify button.
- In the Advanced Filtering Options dialog box, enter the
value 6.5 into the second field of the Apparent Visual Magnitude from Your
Position parameter, and click the OK button.
- Choose Tools > Find Star.
- In the Find Star By dialog box, enter the text PROXIMA
into the Name field, and click the Find It button.
- In the Information about This Marked Star window, click
the Use It as Destination in Astro-Fly-Through button, and click the
- In the Astro-Fly-Through Control Panel, click the Fly
- In the Main Control Panel, select the By Apparent Mag.
from Your Position option.
- In the Main Control Panel, enter the value 60 into
the FOV Angle in Degrees field.