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  • License: Shareware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 175
  • Price: 10.00 to buy | | BUY the full version
  • Operating system: Win All
  • Publisher: Alexander Krutov
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AcruSky Planetarium is a planetarium software for Windows showing realistic starry sky for selected date and time.

AcruSky Planetarium is a planetarium software for Windows showing realistic starry sky for selected date and time.
It supports pluggable star catalogs up to 2 million stars.
New version of the program has a wide range of features which allow to gather comprehensive and accurate information about astronomical phenomena and celestial objects. AcruSky Planetarium calculates circumstances of many astronomical events such as moon phases, eclipses, planet conjunctions and oppositions, rising and setting, motion tracks and etc. On startup AcruSky Planetarium informs user about further astronomical events. Also, new version of the program allows you to create printable star maps with a couple of clicks.
Due to user-friendly interface AcruSky Planetarium is available from beginners to professionals.

Program Features :

* New realistic sky projection
* Easy way to create printable maps
* ASCOM telescope control
* FITS images support (NGC & IC catalogs)
* Added DSS imaging control
* Three sky map schemas: standard (with athmosphere effect), night-mode (red) and prontable map (black & white)
* Full screen mode for more comfortable observations
* Realtime Sun image from SOHO site
* Realistic Moon image with named surface details
* Earth umbra and penumbra on the Moon disk during Moon eclipses
* Realistic planet and moons images with named surface details
* Planets' positions prediction (Great Red Spot positions, Mars rotation, Saturn rings inclination)
* Catalogue of bright asteroids with ability to update via Internet
* Catalogue of comets with ability to update via Internet
* Realistic images of comets: coma diameter and tail direction are taken into account
* Deep sky objects catalgue NGC+IC
* Catalogue of meteor showers (with drifted radiants)
* TLE (artificial satellites) data are supported
* About 9000 stars (Bright Star Catalogue) in standard installation package
* Pluggable SAO star catalogue (258 996 stars)
* Pluggable Tycho2 star catalogue (2.5 million stars)
* Adjustable coordinate grids (equatorial and horizontal), ecliptic and galactical equator lines, Milky Way shape
* Ability to use user horizon line
* Eyepiece and telesope field of view
* Easy search tool with filter by object type
* Angular separation ruler
* Objects motions track tool
* Observation planner
* Ephemeris generator
* Moon calendar tool
* Solar activity monitoring tool
* Jupiter's moons tool
* Easy way to caclulate astronomical phenomena
* Reminder about further events during startup

What's New in This Release:

New Features:

Added ASCOM telescope control
Added FITS images support (NGC & IC catalogs)
Added DSS imaging control
Added Go to Point window

Fixed Bugs:

Fixed bug with displaying stars from Tycho2 catalogue
NGC catalog was updated (incorrect coordinate date were used in previous version)
Fixed mouse dragging algorithm in circumzenithal areas
Fixed Earth umbra & penumbra visibility near Full Moon
Fixed bug with magnitude filter in Planner window
Fixed minimum size for Find Object window
Disable date & time controls if animation is enabled

System Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 / Windows Server 2008 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: with 1GHz clock frequency and upper
Memory: no less than 256 MB
Hard disk: up to 100 MB of free space (with catalogs plugged)
Screen: resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Keyboard, mouse

AcruSky Planetarium needs .NET Framework 3.5 (or newer versions).
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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