Template:WikiSky

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This is an astronomical template that adds a link to an astronomical object at WikiSky. The template finds out what to link from the page's name. The template does not work for 'moving' objects in the Solar System such as planets, comets, asteroids, etc.

  • July 19, 2008: Now links WikiSky's object data/image page. For some objects this doesn't work well, e.g., the Messier galaxies need the NGC numbers as a parameter. This is a bug in WikiSky that has been reported and is being fixed.

Parameters[change source]

  • 1: Object's name on WikiSky, if it doesn't work automatically (or coordinates in format "<R.A. in hours>,<Dec. in degrees>", see e.g. SN 1006.)
  • z: Zoom level (1-18); if unspecified, the template uses WikiSky's zoom. If this isn't satisfactory, for bright stars z should be 5; for an average deep sky object, 9-10; for SN 1987A's remnant, 14 is more suitable.
  • name: Name to display in the link; if unspecified, defaults to the name of the page.