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.
New Features: • 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/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 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 • 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