Does anyone here use Stellarium to see what is overhead at the time in your area? I've been using it for a few months now, and have found it useful. It's shown me things I didn't know were there (such as the Dubne system), and has helped me get a better understanding of the sky (of which I don't know much). Still, what do you guys think of Stellarium (if you've used it)?
Stellarium is great! The veiws are very much like what you would really see through a telescope. I really like the ability to zoom in and out to a set field of view. The field of view is a great help when "star hopping": moving from one area to another in order to locate items, rather than using a computer controlled mount.
It receives a *highly recommended* from this poster as well.
My College use the Stellarim to teach pre-school kids about the universe, star and galaxyes.