Starry Night™ Complete Space & Astronomy Pack (2006 edition)
If you′re new to astronomy or looking for the perfect gift for someone interested in the stars, this new edition of Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack has everything you need to get started.
With direct, easy-to-understand explanations and impressive visuals of all kinds of night sky phenomena, Complete Space & Astronomy Pack is the perfect way to share the wonders of the universe with your entire family. Satisfy your curiosity about the universe without having to do more than point, click and explore.
Find out what it is like to be an astronaut in spaceship mode where you can travel to the edges of the known universe. See what the universe looked like thousands of years ago or what it will look like thousands of years from now. As new discoveries are made, the new objects will automatically update into the software!
You′ll never be ′lost in space′ with this stellar planetarium-in-a-box that gets you up and viewing in minutes.
- Locate objects easily with SmartFind
- Daily Events Reminder lists all celestial events visible tonight from your backyard
- Hear the correct pronunciation of constellations and over 500 celestial objects
- Features object-specific descriptions for 400 popular deep sky objects, from double stars to lenticular galaxies
- See the night sky from anywhere on Earth, especially your own backyard
- Select your home location from a database of over 8000 locations or by zip code or longitude/latitude
- Learn how to identify planets, stars and popular asterisms such as ″The Big Dipper″
- Blast off to visit any planet in the solar system, its moons or the Milky Way
- Travel in time from 4713 BC to 3000 AD
- Learn about the movements of the planets, watch the phases of the moon and see what the stars looked like on the day you were born!
- Explore 1,000,000 stars from the Hipparcos and Tycho-2 3D star catalogs
- Maneuver around a 3-D universe created exclusively using the Tully database with 3-D positions of 28,000 galaxies
- Find your way around the night sky with SkyGuide′s 50 interactive, multimedia guided star tours
- Know exactly where, when, and what you′re observing with the ′Status′ and ′Info′ panes
- Fly around the universe using the joystick supported spaceship mode
- Magnify up to 600,000x
- Depicts realistic twilight, daytime and nighttime views
- Enjoy high-resolution illustrations of all 88 classical constellations and photorealistic Earth horizon panoramas
- Zoom in on the Best of Hubble Space Telescope images
- Boost your knowledge of space trivia with Record Holders and the built-in astronomy Dictionary
- Save or export color images to create your own space art
- Print star charts for your next outing under the stars
- Stay current with instant online updates of asteroids, comets and satellites (Internet connection required)
- And much more!
Starry Night Complete Space & Astronomy Pack provides an ideal introduction to astronomy with:
- Starry Night software with 50 interactive, guided tours to get you started exploring our solar system
- SkyTheater DVD with over and hour-and-a-half of original movies about space
- Starry Night Companion, a bonus 192-page illustrated book
Windows: Requires Windows XP with 500 MHz or higher processor, 128 MB RAM and 850 MB of hard disk space. 32 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x768 pixels.
Macintosh: Universal Binary runs natively on Intel and PPC Macintosh computers. Requires OS 10.3.9 or higher with G3 450 MHz or higher processor, 128 MB RAM and 850 MB of hard disk space. 32 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x768 pixels.
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