Pro 5.0 features at a glance
Starry Night now has an updated look and feel. Darker interface elements and larger readouts aid usability and make for a better user experience.
Spitzer Space Telescope image database: Contains 9 of the most spectacular Spitzer images to date.
- 88 new constellation illustrations exclusive to Starry Night. These are the best illustrations of the classical constellations you will see anywhere!
A whole new way to interact with Starry Night, the SkyGuide pane acts as your guide to the night sky and Starry Night. SkyGuide provides you with an introduction to using Starry Night, tours of the night sky, tips on learning the night sky, a dictionary of astronomy, links to up-to-the-minute astronomy and space news, and much more. SkyGuide contains movies, images and hundreds of html pages.
Starry Night now provides the ability to import, view and even create your own calendars (using the standard vCalendar format – you can use your iCals) Interesting events, your observing logs, star parties or even an observing club calendar can all be viewed and maintained through the Starry Night calendar pane. Check out the date of the next New Moon and plan your observing schedule around it.
Advanced find feature
Variable Brightness Options (fading)
Now includes16 Earth horizons in all! Grass, Lake, Stonehenge, West Mesa, Cabezon Peak, Oppenheimer Mountai, White Sands, Mountain Lake, Canyon DeChelly, Central Park, Charles River, Dusy Basin lake, Goblin Valley. Telegraph Float, Very Large Array and Vineyard.
New planet and planetary moon landscapes: Pluto, Venus, Phobos and Deimos, Io, Europa, Callisto, Ganymede, Tethys (moon of Saturn), Titania (moon of Uranus) and a new generic rocky moon panorama for all other moons.
Cloud Panorama: New Hazy sky cloud panorama
Milky Way panoramas (12 in all)
Visible Spectrum, Atomic hydrogen, Radio 2.4-2.7 Ghz, Molecular Hydrogen, Infrared, Mid-Infrared, Near-Infrared,Radio 408 MHz, Visible-Medium Resolution, Visible - High Resolution, X-Ray and Gamma Ray.
Updated Macintosh and Windows Telescope control: Starry Night now supports more telescopes than ever. See ASCOM web site for Windows support, on the Mac, scopes supported now include:
- Meade LX200 GPS
- LX200 Compatible Scope
- Meade ETX Autostar
- Autostar V2.2 or later ((ETX, LX90, LXD55)
- Celestron NexStar 60, 80, 114 GT
- Celestron NexStar 5 or 8
- Celestron NexStar 8 GPS
- Celestron NexStar 11 GPS
- Orion SkyQuest IntelliScope
And much more…