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StarryNight - Starry Night Pro Plus Version 6.2

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Starry Night Pro Plus Version 6.2



  • Zoom in on the first-ever color AllSky CCD mosaic of the entire sky, to magnitude of 14-15

  • Create your own astrophotography using the new plug-in to MaxIm DL/ CCD imaging software

  • Control most popular computerized telescopes using Pro Plus as your graphical interface

  • Explore over 65 million stars and 1 million deep-sky objects

  • Plus all of the features of Starry Night® Pro 6.0


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.


The AllSky image in Starry Night presents the ENTIRE sky as a full-color, seamless mosaic at 5 resolution levels depending on your zoom setting. This consistent resolution, color and depth of coverage eliminates the uncertainties of comparing images from many and varied sources. Zoom from the widest possible view of 180 degrees to 0.5 degree field of view.


If you have the processing power, set the AllSky image to be more precise and a better match between the photographic stars in the AllSky image and the Starry Night stars. For the highest quality AllSky image, you will need a video card of 96MB VRAM.


Version 6 includes an additional 6 GB of the AllSky image in DDS texture format, which enables the AllSky image to load up to 20X faster. But, you will need a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card to see this phenomenal improvement.


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.


Exclusive to Pro Plus:



  • Zoom in on full-color AllSky CCD image mosaic of the entire night sky to a limiting magnitude of 14-15, mapped precisely to Starry Night's databases

  • New! AllSky CCD image loads 20X faster in DDS texture format (additional 6 GB of hard drive space needed)

  • View positions and outlines of 1400 dark, emission, planetary and reflection nebulae

  • Identify 1700 globular and open star clusters

  • Fly over super-high resolution 24-bit color map of Mars land mass topography above the sea

  • 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) AstroOptik telescopes, Astrophysics GTO mount, Finger Lakes focusers, Gemini equipped mount, JMI Smart Focus, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Optec TCF-S, and PCFocus.


New Features:



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • And all the new data and features of Starry Night Pro version 6, including

    • 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/LX400 telescopes (Mac only)

    • And much more. 




Other Features:



  • Controls most popular brands of robotic telescopes, including Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Celestron Nexstar series and all ASCOM compliant scopes (additional cable required) * Explore 65,000,000 stars * Access 500+ million stars online

  • Explore PGC Catalog of 980,000 galaxies

  • Choose from over 30 photorealistic horizon panoramas

  • Add custom field of view indicators to match your telescope eyepiece, binoculars, CCDs or DSLRs

  • And all the new data and features of Starry Night Pro version 6


Praise for Starry Night Pro Plus version 5


"If you wish to recreate the majesty of the night sky indoors, then it's hard to imagine how it could be improved. I had many happy hours just admiring the view. It's awesome. So, will I be changing from my favorite software" The answer is a resounding yes."
Sky & Telescope Magazine - April 2006


Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 includes:



  • 2 DVD-ROMs of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh

  • Exclusive "SkyTheater" DVD with over an hour or original movies about space

  • Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book

  • New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide


QuickGuide to Starry Night



  • If you want to spark your childs curiosity about the night sky, you want Starry Night Constellation Adventure

  • If you want a great introduction to astronomy or are looking for a gift, consider Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack

  • If you are ready to explore more of the Universe and prepare for your first night out under the stars, consider Starry Night Enthusiast

  • If you want telescope control, extensive data and comprehensive observational tools not found in any other program, consider Starry Night Pro

  • If you want the worlds most powerful astronomy software with unparalleled observation tools and the worlds only full-color photograph of the entire night sky, theres only one choice: Starry Night Pro Plus


System Requirements
To run Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 you need:



  • A DVD-ROM drive is required for the installation of Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 on your computer.

  • Windows: Requires Windows XP, 800 MHz or higher processor, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended) and 5 GB (11 GB needed for full install) of hard disk space. OpenGL support requires a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Macintosh: Requires OS X 10.3.9 (Universal) or higher, G4 800 MHz or higher processor, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended) and 5 GB (11 GB needed for full install) of hard disk space. Will not run on OS 9.x or earlier. OpenGL support requires a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. DVD-ROM drive required for installation.

  • Basic support for joysticks recognized by Windows XP and Mac OS X.

  • Requirements for Video DVD: Home DVD player and TV, or computer with DVD player.

  • MaxIm DL Advanced CCD Imaging Software for Windows is sold separately.


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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.


The AllSky image in Starry Night presents the ENTIRE sky as a full-color, seamless mosaic at 5 resolution levels depending on your zoom setting. This consistent resolution, color and depth of coverage eliminates the uncertainties of comparing images from many and varied sources. Zoom from the widest possible view of 180 degrees to 0.5 degree field of view.


If you have the processing power, set the AllSky image to be more precise and a better match between the photographic stars in the AllSky image and the Starry Night stars. For the highest quality AllSky image, you will need a video card of 96MB VRAM.


Version 6 includes an additional 6 GB of the AllSky image in DDS texture format, which enables the AllSky image to load up to 20X faster. But, you will need a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card to see this phenomenal improvement.


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.


Exclusive to Pro Plus:



  • Zoom in on full-color AllSky CCD image mosaic of the entire night sky to a limiting magnitude of 14-15, mapped precisely to Starry Night's databases

  • New! AllSky CCD image loads 20X faster in DDS texture format (additional 6 GB of hard drive space needed)

  • View positions and outlines of 1400 dark, emission, planetary and reflection nebulae

  • Identify 1700 globular and open star clusters

  • Fly over super-high resolution 24-bit color map of Mars land mass topography above the sea

  • 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) AstroOptik telescopes, Astrophysics GTO mount, Finger Lakes focusers, Gemini equipped mount, JMI Smart Focus, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Optec TCF-S, and PCFocus.


New Features:



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • And all the new data and features of Starry Night Pro version 6, including

    • 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/LX400 telescopes (Mac only)

    • And much more. Other




Features:



  • Controls most popular brands of robotic telescopes, including Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope, Meade LX200 and Autostar, Celestron Nexstar series and all ASCOM compliant scopes (additional cable required)

  • Explore 65,000,000 stars

  • Access 500+ million stars online

  • Explore PGC Catalog of 980,000 galaxies

  • Choose from over 30 photorealistic horizon panoramas

  • Add custom field of view indicators to match your telescope eyepiece, binoculars, CCDs or DSLRs

  • And all the new data and features of Starry Night Pro version 6


Praise for Starry Night Pro Plus version 5


"If you wish to recreate the majesty of the night sky indoors, then it's hard to imagine how it could be improved. I had many happy hours just admiring the view. It's awesome. So, will I be changing from my favorite software" The answer is a resounding yes."
Sky & Telescope Magazine - April 2006


Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 includes:



  • 2 DVD-ROMs of Starry Night software for Windows and Macintosh

  • Exclusive "SkyTheater" DVD with over an hour or original movies about space

  • Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book

  • New, comprehensive 210-page User's Guide QuickGuide to Starry Night

  • If you want to spark your childs curiosity about the night sky, you want Starry Night Constellation Adventure

  • If you want a great introduction to astronomy or are looking for a gift, consider Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack

  • If you are ready to explore more of the Universe and prepare for your first night out under the stars, consider Starry Night Enthusiast

  • If you want telescope control, extensive data and comprehensive observational tools not found in any other program, consider Starry Night Pro

  • If you want the worlds most powerful astronomy software with unparalleled observation tools and the worlds only full-color photograph of the entire night sky, theres only one choice: Starry Night Pro Plus


System Requirements
To run Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 you need:



  • A DVD-ROM drive is required for the installation of Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 on your computer.

  • Windows: Requires Windows XP, 800 MHz or higher processor, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended) and 5 GB (11 GB needed for full install) of hard disk space. OpenGL support requires a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Macintosh: Requires OS X 10.3.9 (Universal) or higher, G4 800 MHz or higher processor, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended) and 5 GB (11 GB needed for full install) of hard disk space. Will not run on OS 9.x or earlier. OpenGL support requires a 64 MB OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. DVD-ROM drive required for installation.

  • Basic support for joysticks recognized by Windows XP and Mac OS X.

  • Requirements for Video DVD: Home DVD player and TV, or computer with DVD player.

  • MaxIm DL Advanced CCD Imaging Software for Windows is sold separately.

Additional Information

Name StarryNight - Starry Night Pro Plus Version 6.2
Manufacturer Starry Night
Model 17235