RELEASE DATE: 01/2007
FORMAT: .iso disk image
Use your PC or Mac computer to experience unrivaled desktop planetarium performance. Great realism, detail, and depth of information are fully under your control. Features over 19 million celestial objects. View an eclipse from a planet, its moon, or the sun… simultaneously. Generate diagrams, charts even animated movies! Control the flow of time, visit the past and future. With an Autostar computer-controlled telescope you can allow Starry Night Pro to serve as your command console. When the next satellite, comet, or asteroid makes news, just enter or download its orbital elements into the database to plot its past and future positions. There is so much to this program your imagination will be delightfully challenged.
Designed for anyone who demands the utmost in realism, richness of detail and depth of information, Starry Night Pro is serious astronomy software.
With Starry Night Pro, you can view stunningly realistic star fields from 20,000 light-years out, or from your own backyard. You can add images, Internet links and your own custom data sets. You can even track the latest satellites, comets and asteroids. What's more, with over 19 million celestial objects, Starry Night Pro offers instantaneous access to our unique 3D implementation of the complete Hipparcos star database, plus the Hubble GSC, NGC/IC and PGC catalogues, as well as the Messier deep-space objects. With Starry Night Pro, you're limited only by your imagination.
Includes bonus Sky Theater DVD movies disc (requires a DVD player).
Your Starry Night Software is upgradeable directly from the internet. Add features, comets, asteroids and more.
Create Observing Lists of astronomical objects using a variety of filters such as magnitude, altitude above horizon, type or database. Quickly see what objects you have observed and which ones you still need to hunt down
Find targets effortlessly with three-view starhopping charts customized to your equipment
Select your equipment from expanded default database of over 300 Orion, Meade, Celestron and Vixen scopes, binoculars, SBIG, Apogee, FLI and Starlight Express CCD chips and more
Take advantage of improved Digital Settings Circles Support for non-motorized telescopes such as Orion SkyQuest IntelliScope, NGCMAX, Lumicon Sky Vector, Discovery Digital Star Finder, Orion SkyWizard III, and Celestron Advanced Astromaster
Control your robotic telescope focuser with Computer Controlled Focuser Support (Windows only). Supported models include AstroOptik telescopes, Astrophysics GTO mount, Finger Lakes focusers, Gemini equipped mount, JMI Smart Focus, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Optec TCF-S, and PCFocus.
Smoothly track and follow satellites with the Meade LX200 GPS telescope (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 10+ Moon panoramas taken by Apollo astronauts
Select from multiple surface maps of Earth, Moon and Mars
Customize the sky with 3 additional cloud panoramas
Mimic effects of the atmospheric scattering
Customize the look and feel of the controls
And all the new data and features from Starry Night
Enthusiast version 6, including:
- Follow the paths of over 25 interplanetary probes through the solar system
- Zoom in on 3-D models of comets, asteroids, satellites and spacecraft
- 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
- And much more.
Controls most popular brands of robotic telescopes, including Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Celestron Nexstar series and all ASCOM compliant scopes:
Synchronize your telescope’s internal gaze direction with Starry Night
Home Scope moves your scope to home position for easier computer-to-star alignment
Park, unpark and set the park position of your scope, which is ideal for scopes placed in a permanent location or in one position for several days. Simply unpark the scope and start observing immediately without having to perform a star alignment again or recalibrating
Quickly center the Starry Night view on the onscreen telescope position marker
Configure slew limits prevents the telescope from moving outside a user-defined horizon in both altazimuth and equatorial configurations. This helps protect your valuable equipment from hitting the mount or tripod of the telescope.
Simulates telescope handbox control
Nudge your scope by seconds, minutes or degrees
Displays scope altitude and azimuth readout
See the sky from any location in the universe up to 700 million light years away
Visit 16,000,000 stars
Access 500+ million stars online
Explore PGC Catalog of 980,000 galaxies
View Zwicky catalog of 9134 clusters
Select objects from dozens of databases for double stars, quasars and pulsars Automatically download Digitized Sky Survey images
View Milky Way in 12 wavelengths, from infrared, radio to X-ray
Create custom constellation sets
Add your own horizon panoramas
Add custom field of view indicators to match your telescope eyepiece, binoculars, CCDs or DSLRs
Rotate FOVs directly onscreen
Turn on more than one indicator at a time, especially if you are using a primary scope and a finderscope
Flip the view to match your telescope, finder or binoculars
Store comments and images on individual targets in the Log Book
Export positional data for any object over a specific time span and interval from Ephemeris Generator
Build your own databases
Display dynamic Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams
Activate night vision mode for in-the-field use
Deepen your explorations and understanding of the universe with over 100 interactive multimedia SkyGuide tours
See how stars and constellations change over time from 99,999 BC to 99,999 AD Create QuickTime™ VR movies
System Requirements for version 6.0:
Windows: Requires Windows XP, 500 MHz or higher processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. 64 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card (OpenGL 2.0 is required for features like shaded sky and animated grass). Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024x768. DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Recommended Graphics Card: 128 MB nVidia GeForce 6600 (or higher) or ATI Radeon X800 or higher.
Macintosh: Universal Binary runs natively on Intel and PPC Macintosh computers. Requires OS X 10.3.9 or higher, G3 450 MHz or higher processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. Will not run on OS 9.x or earlier. 64 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card (OpenGL 2.0 is required for features like shaded sky and animated grass). Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024x768. DVD-ROM drive required for installation.
Basic support for joysticks recognized by Windows XP and Mac OS X.
1. Burn or mount with your fav tool
2. Install using the name and serial from the included .nfo file
3. Install the updates in the order:
- Starry Night Update to Pro Plus 6.0.1.exe
- Update to Pro Plus 6.0.3.exe
4. Star gaze
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