I even have sky charts that don't even compare with this! The only drawback is that it takes forever to download! Frustrating to say the least. I really like the program so much so that I cant hardly put it away. It has some glitches in it yet that needs to be worked out. I'm finding the curser and the keys in the settings are getting stuck together so I can't change my settings and when I try to go to a future date it shuts down all together.
Hope you can fix the problem or give me a refund. Maybe because I recently upgraded to Windows 10, but this app was unusable; it just kept freezing up. Occasionally it asked me to purchase the full version. Not at all like it says it is. I wanted an app to label the stars for me with my camera.
I looked at several free astronomy programs for producing sky maps and didn't pick a best as I couldn't decide among the three contenders for the top spot. The best for your purposes would depend on your needs.
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You can then contact us from that page or by clicking here. Comments I just downloaded the Celestia Simulator. It's a great way to look around the solar system and even some fictitious universe. I've had a great time just going around and finding all of the little things in our solar system that I didn't know about. You can click here for a full review of Stellarium. Celestia Celestia has several catalogs of planets, galaxies, stars and many others which help you make your way to the solar system and explore all that you want.
WWT This easy to use software, the WorldWide Telescope will help you explore space by combining images from space-based telescopes and from those on the ground.
DeepSky - This program is a large and useful program. A quick setup to tell the program where you live will allow it to list available DeepSky objects in view for the evening.
There is also an observers log and an optional add-on for telescope control. Click on an object of interest and you are presented with a DSS image. You can view a Moon map and create custom star charts.
This will be the longest list as there are many of these types of programs available. I will keep the descriptions short for this list. This next batch of software specializes in telescope control - either from another room or across the globe. This list is by no means complete. These just happen to be the apps I use, have used or seen.
If you know of any that should be listed here, please let me know. All rights reserved. Dozens of free or inexpensive computer programs can aid your observing or simply allow you to explore the sky, with options available for Mac, PC, and Unix. For those interested in exploration, take a look at the many planetarium programs on the market today. You can take screenshots and record videos, get more information on solar systems and stars, find eclipses in the universe, select the type of celestial bodies to render, as well as increase or decrease the number of visible stars with the press of a key.
Get it now. Stellarium is another free and open-source Windows application that provides you with a 3D planetarium for your PC. It can also be used as an astronomy chart software solution. The program takes a unique approach, allowing you to watch the sky from Earth in 3D and in full screen, as if you were using a telescope or binoculars, or just observing with the naked eye. You can create your own catalogs, too. Besides zooming in and out, you can get information on any selected star, adjust visibility settings, create an observation planner, and put together a scheduler.
Telescope control is supported as well. C2A provides you with multiple tools. For instance, you can set solar system trajectories, filter asteroids and comets, view sunrise and sunset times, check out the moon phases, investigate planet positions, or set field markers. WinOrbit Platform: Windows 3. The principal feature of WinOrbit is a series of Map Windows, which display the current position of satellites and observers on a simple world map, together with information such as bearing azimuth , distance, and elevation above the observer's horizon.
The maps can be updated in real time, or in simulated time, or manually set to show the situation at any time past or future. An additional Table Window displays much more-detailed information about one or more satellites in a tabular form. CyberSky provides an excellent way to learn about astronomy and to explore the wonders of the sky visible in the distant past, the present, and the far-off future.