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  Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack
Platforms:
• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Included:
• 1 DVD-ROM of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh
• Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF
• New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide PDF
Requirements:
• DVD-ROM Drive
• 500MHz or higher processor
• 128 Mb RAM
• 900 Mb of hard disk space
• 32 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
• Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels

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Key Features:

  • See the night sky from anywhere on Earth
  • Learn to instantly identify planets, stars, and constellations in every season using the SkyGuide's multimedia, interactive tours
  • Blast off to visit any planet in the solar system, its moons or the Milky Way
  • Explore 1,000,000 stars from the Hipparcos and Tycho-2 3D star catalogs and 28,000 galaxies from the Starry Night exclusive Tully database
  • Astound your friends with thousands of fun space facts
  • Save or export color images to create your own space art
  • Print handy star charts for your next adventure under the stars
  • Stay current with automatic on-line updates
Customer Review: I am constantly on the lookout for science software that's fun for my kids. When I saw that Children's Software Revue gave Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack 4.5 stars out of five and called it "the ideal package for either novice or expert astronomers who want to know a bit more about their backyard view of the Universe," it was a must-buy for my household. My kids love this program. They are on the computer all the time now looking at the planets and the sun or doing one of the guided tours. I totally recommend this! more...

  Starry Night Enthusiast 6.3 Astronomy Software
Platforms:
• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Included:
• 1 DVD-ROM of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh
• Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF
• New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide PDF
Requirements:
• DVD-ROM Drive
• 500MHz or higher processor
• 128 Mb RAM
• 900 Mb of hard disk space
• 32 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
• Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels

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Customer Review: I'm successfully running it on a Mac with OS X, and it's truly remarkable. If you're interested in Astronomy, this is a fabulous program that lives up to its advertising copy. I am amazed at what it brings to your desk/laptop for such a relatively low price.

Description: Explore a vast array of astronomical wonders, both natural and human-made! Replay spectacular fly-bys of Voyager, Galileo, and other famous space missions. Never miss your chance to witness celestial events, such as Jupiter satellite shadow transits, with the powerful Events Finder. Easily navigate around the cosmos using SkyGuide as your tour guide. Starry Night Enthusiast gives you the freedom and resources to explore the night sky on your computer or with the naked eye or a pair of binoculars. more...

New Features:

  • Follow the paths of over 25 interplanetary probes through the solar system; ride along with New Horizons on its mission to Pluto and more
  • Pan around 25 3-D models of spacecraft, including Voyager, Deep Impact, Stardust, and more
  • Zoom in on 3-D models of comets, asteroids, and satellites
  • Track over 830 artificial satellites used for communications, GPS, environmental monitoring, and scientific research
  • Plan observing sessions with Event Finder that instantly displays celestial events, such as lunar and solar eclipses and conjunctions, for months far into the future
  • Browse a library of over 100 Starry Night files that demonstrate events such as eclipses, planetary alignments, and close-ups of galaxies and planets
  • Assign horizon panorama to a specific location on or off Earth with your choice of 11 photorealistic horizon panoramas
  • Pinpoint the exact location of historical events, such as the Apollo moon landings, with Location Markers
  • Access up-to-date local observing conditions through online link to Clear Sky Clock (requires Internet connection)
  • Click on any location on Earth while hovering and select a Google map for that precise location (requires Internet connection)
  • Create your own automated guided tour of the universe with AppleScript, which helps you run a list of Starry Night files in sequence (Mac only)
  • Ambient environment sounds enhance the digital observing experience
  • And all the new data and features in Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack

Other Features:

  • Explore without limits 700 million light years of space
  • View 2,500,000 stars
  • Zoom in on NGC-IC Catalog of 13,000 deep-space objects
  • Travel in time from 4713 BC to 9999 AD
  • Deepen your understanding of the universe with over 70 interactive SkyGuide tours
  • Simulate the view through binoculars
  • View how the Earth and Sun look like right now with images from ground- and space-based observatories
  • Add your own asteroids, comets, satellites, and 3-D models
  • Create your own movies to share with friends
  • Zoom in on the Best of Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope images
  • Recreate lunar and solar eclipses
  • And all the data and features in Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack

  Starry Night Pro 6.3 Astronomy Software
Platforms:
• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Included:
• 1 DVD-ROM of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh
• Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF
• New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide PDF
Requirements:
• DVD-ROM Drive
• 500MHz or higher processor
• 128 Mb RAM
• 2 Gb of hard disk space
• 64 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
• Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
Highly Recommended

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Customer Review: (Version 5.0) Fun, because you can view the galaxy & beyond from literally any position in space, and in any time (what did the sky look like when you were born? When Ptolemy was alive?), and educational, because these guys aren't dummies throwing together some flashy thing with no science behind it. The product feels like it was made by people who really care about what they're doing. Lots of depth in the information they provide, and connections to professional weather and astronomy sites (e.g. a weather map). I use this at home but I bet teachers would love this. I'd definitely recommend the Pro product over the others because you can hook up your digital telescope -- a cool & incredibly helpful feature.

Description: Increase your in-the-field observing success with Starry Night Pro version 6. Use the Events Finder to choose targets, or make your own Observing List for a specific night or for specific objects of interest. Print out three-view star-hopping charts customized to your equipment that effortlessly guide you to challenging objects. With extensive data sets, advanced telescope control, and comprehensive observational tools, Starry Night Pro is a powerful program designed for the serious astronomer.

Transform your computer into a sophisticated virtual observatory:

  • Smoothly track and follow satellites with the Meade LX200/RCX400 telescopes (Mac only)
  • Recognize 1000+ craters, valleys and more instantly with surface feature outlines for the Moon
  • View the locations of 160+ extrasolar planets
  • Enjoy 8 additional photorealistic Earth horizon panoramas
  • Watch the sun set over Gusev Crater horizon panorama created with data from Mars Rover Spirit
  • Explore Moon panoramas taken by Apollo astronauts
  • Multiple surface maps of Earth, Moon and Mars
  • Customize the sky with 3 additional cloud panoramas
  • Mimic effects of the atmospheric scattering
  • Follow the paths of over 25 interplanetary probes
  • Zoom in on 3-D models of comets, asteroids, satellites and spacecraft
  • Library of over 100 Starry Night files
  • And much more...

  Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3 Astronomy Software
Platforms:
• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Included:
• 1 DVD-ROM of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh
• Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF
• New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide PDF
Requirements:
• DVD-ROM Drive
• 800MHz or higher processor
• 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
• 5 Gb of hard disk space
• 64 MB (128 MB recommended) OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
• Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels

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Description: Travel where you've never been before! For the advanced amateur astronomer, the full-color AllSky CCD mosaic, sophisticated telescope controls and comprehensive observational tools included in Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 will engage you in the hobby like no other software. The biggest single addition to Starry Night software since its inception, the full-color AllSky CCD image mosaic of the entire night sky visible from Earth weighs in at 6.44 billion pixels in size. Named AllSky for its uniform coverage from pole to pole, it's a single picture of the whole sky that has been precisely mapped to Starry Night's computer generated stars and databases. View on your computer screen an image better than the best-trained human eye can capture in real-time viewing through a telescope on a "good seeing" night. See the entire Milky Way in exquisite detail and then zoom in to explore dust lanes and nebulae. Instead of dots and circles, you will see an actual photo of a star or a deep sky object. Smoothly and swiftly navigate this full color photograph of the entire night sky, to a limiting magnitude of 14-15. Five years in development, the AllSky CCD mosaic is comprised of about 20,000 individual images, originally imaged at a resolution of 12 arcseconds per pixel with a scientific grade, custom built AP9E CCD camera. In all, Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 has over 25 new features that bring more power and control to your observing and imaging. Starry Night Pro Plus will change how you look at the night sky. Hover over Earth and see details within 1 km (0.6 miles) resolution Create your own astrophotography using imaging plug-in to integrate Starry Night and MaxIm DL imaging software (sold separately, Windows only) 1000+ craters, valleys and more instantly with surface feature outlines for the Moon Controls most popular brands of robotic telescopes. more...




Skymaps.com/store -- Recommended Books & Products for Skywatchers
New BooksStar AtlasesGetting StartedObserving GuidesPlanispheresTelescope BooksKids BooksSky Lore
DVDsSoftwareAstroPhotographyStar Map PostersTelescopes & BinocularsAstro Calendars 2017Digital Prints


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