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Starry Night Pro 6

Starry Night Pro 6
Imaginova

September 1st, 2006





Science

Released: 2006-09-01


Starry Night Pro 6 by Imaginova

Software Details

Brand: ImaginovaMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X Intel
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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 starhopping 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

Platforms

Windows Vista, Mac OS X Intel, Windows XP, Mac OS X

Product Features

  • Includes DVD-ROM software, DVD movie, astronomy book, and user's guide
  • Advanced sky-exploring software for the serious astronomer
  • Follow the paths of 25+ interplanetary probes through the solar system
  • Pan around 25 3-D models of spacecraft; track 830+ artificial satellites
  • Zoom in on 3-D models of comets, asteroids, and satellites

Editorial Review

Increase your in-the-field observing success with Starry Night Pro version 6.0. 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 today!



Watch spectacular sunsets in one of many new photo-realistic horizon panoramas.




Get the most up-to-date images of the Sun and the Earth using the exclusive LiveSky.com link. View larger.


Select from dozens of deep sky databases for the celestial objects and galaxies you want to explore. View larger.


Plan observing sessions with an Event Finder that instantly displays celestial events, such as lunar and solar eclipses and conjunctions, for months far into the future. View larger.


Easily observe Mars in the field using data from the built-in Ephemeris Generator. View larger.
New Version 6.0 Pro Features
You can create Observing Lists of astronomical objects using a variety of filters such as magnitude, altitude above horizon, type or database. These lists will help you see what objects you have observed and which ones you still need to hunt down. With amazing efficiency, you'll find targets effortlessly with the 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.

Improved Digital Settings
The new Pro version 6.0 allows you to 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. Or, for more advanced telescopes, you can 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. Mac lovers need not feel left out--smoothly track and follow satellites with the Meade LX200 GPS telescope (Mac only).

The Moon
Get to know our closest planet with the new Pro version 6.0--recognize more than 1000 craters, valleys and more instantly with surface feature outlines for the Moon. Once you're done checking-out the moon, you can effortlessly view the locations of 160-plus extrasolar planets. With Pro version 6.0 you can enjoy eight photorealistic Earth horizon panoramas, watch the sunset over Gusev Crater's horizon panorama created with data from Mars Rover Spirit, or explore 10 Moon panoramas taken by Apollo astronauts!

And don't forget, Starry Night Pro 6.0 also includes all the new data and features from Starry Night Enthusiast version 6.0, including the ability to:

  • 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
Beyond The Moon
The Pro version 6.0 will satisfy amateurs and professionals alike--with Starry Night Pro version 6.0 you can 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 the PGC Catalog of 980,000 galaxies, and much more. You'll get to know just how big (some say infinitely expanding) the universe is with the Zwicky catalog, which contains 9134 clusters, select objects from dozens of databases for double stars, quasars and pulsars, and digitized Sky Survey images. If the rest of the universe isn't big enough for you, you can spend time viewing the Milky Way in 12 wavelengths, from infrared and radio to X-ray. You can even create custom constellation sets, add your own horizon panoramas, and add custom field of view indicators to match your telescope eyepiece, binoculars, CCDs or DSLRs, all with the Pro version 6.0.

What's in the Box
DVD-ROM of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh, an exclusive "SkyTheater" DVD with over an hour or original movies about space, Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book, and a new, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide.

More Details

Publisher: ImaginovaCategory: ScienceBinding: CD-ROM


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