The Orion Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3 is impressive software that is compatible with most computerized telescopes. With the AllSky CCD mosaic, updated galaxy renderings, and starhopping charts, it is an incredible addition for any astronomer. The Orion Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3 allows you to view the dust of the Milky Way as if it were next to you, create filtered observing lists and utilize space mission data. The astronomy software lets you observe more than 160 extrasolar planets!
Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3 Astronomy SoftwareZoom in on the first-ever color AllSky CCD mosaic of the entire sky, to magnitude of 14-15Create your own astrophotography using the new plug-in to MaxIm DL/ CCD imaging softwareControl most popular computerized telescopes using Pro Plus as your graphical interfaceExplore over 65 million stars and 1 million deep-sky objectsPlus all of the features of Starry Night® Pro 6.0
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The Orion Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3 is designed for the advanced amateur astronomer, with the full-color AllSky CCD mosaic, sophisticated telescope controls, and comprehensive observational tools, included in the Starry Night Pro Plus Astronomy Software version 6.3, 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 astroimage mosaic of the entire night sky visible from Earth weighs in at 6.44 billion pixels in size. Included in The Orion Starry Night Pro Plus 6.3, and 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. With the astronomy software you can 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 celestial 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 arc seconds per pixel with a scientific grade, custom built AP9E Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera.
The AllSky astroimage 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-deg to 0.5-deg 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.
Starry Night Pro Plus includes an additional 6 GB of the AllSky image in DirectDraw Surface (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 6.3 has over 20 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 databasesNew! 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 nebulaeIdentify 1700 globular and open star clustersFly over super-high resolution 24-bit color map of Mars land mass topography above the seaHover over Earth and see details within 1 km (0.6 miles) resolutionCreate 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 Version 6.3 FeaturesOver 20 new features including:New planets and their moons have been added and updatedEnjoy 5 additional photorealistic horizon panoramasAnimated trips between planets now include visually appealing planet avoidanceSaturn's rings and ring shadows more precise than everDramatically improved spaceship responsivenessDistance Spheres can now be added to any solar system body with any radius and colorShadow cones can be displayed to show the shadows of orbiting bodiesUpdated LiveSky links and imagesOther 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)Take advantage of 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 AstromasterControl 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)Plan observing sessions with Event Finder that instantly displays celestial events, such as lunar and solar eclipses and conjunctions, for months far into the futureCreate 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 downAdd custom field of view indicators to match your telescope eyepiece, binoculars, CCDs or DSLRsFind targets effortlessly with three-view starhopping charts customized to your equipmentSelect your equipment from a default database of over 300 Orion, Meade, Celestron and Vixen scopes, binoculars, SBIG, Apogee, FLI and Starlight Express CCD chips and moreRecognize 1000+ craters, valleys and more instantly with surface feature outlines for the MoonView the locations of 160+ extrasolar planetsExplore 65,000,000 starsAccess 500+ million stars onlineExplore PGC Catalog of 980,000 galaxiesChoose from over 35 photo-realistic horizon panoramasNEW-Tully galaxy rendering now implemented as particle systemsNEW-Tully database improved to allow for more galaxy typesNEW-Universal Time can now be displayed and edited in the toolbarNEW-The processional path of the celestial poles can now be displayedNEW-The circumpolar region, based on your altitude, can now be displayedNEW-The value of DeltaT has been improved with user override capabilityNEW-All planets now draw with softer edgesNEW-Various space mission data sets have been broken into smaller, logical segments for improved rendering speedNEW-Improved find feature will help find objects of the same nameNEW-Some lines now draw thicker on high-DPI displays to maintain visibility