flash animation

Big Dipper 3D

Demonstrates how the stars of the big dipper, which are at various distance from earth, project onto the celestial sphere to give the familiar asterism.

Usage Instructions

Running this animation on your computer...

  1. right-click to download bigdipper.swf and bigdipper.html to the same directory
  2. open the html file in a browser to run the animation

Linking to this animation...

  1. copy and paste the code below into your webpage or blog:
    Text Link HTML:
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    Image Link HTML:

Putting this animation on your website...

  1. upload bigdipper.swf to the same directory as your webpage
  2. copy and paste the following code into your webpage:
    Embed HTML: