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  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 126
  • Operating system: Win All
  • Publisher: John Thorstensen
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windows default iconJSkyCalc Publisher's description

Skycalc expedites the "time-and-the-sky" calculations needed by observational astronomers.

Skycalc expedites the "time-and-the-sky" calculations needed by observational astronomers. The newest version, JSkyCalc,


Re-written in pure Java to run on all major platforms, including Mac OS-X, Linux, and Windows
Can be launched from a web browser (requires Java Runtime Environment 1.5+, java enabled browser).
Modern, intuitive graphical user interface
Vivid planetarium-style sky display
Can read user-supplied object lists (Requires local installation)
You can add your favorite observatories (Requires local installation)
Quantitative estimates of moonlight and twilight interference
Tabulation of hourly airmass through the night, with warning colors that flag potential interference
Sunrise, sunset, twilight, moonrise, and moonset times
Online manual included in the program.
New in version 1.1: Airmass-vs.-time graph for multiple objects.
New in version 1.2: Stars rendered in color; several other minor refinements.
Many more features too numerous to list.

What's New in This Release:

В· More stars included (to V = 4.5 instead of V = 4.0); the stars are rendered in color according to spectral type. Also, clicking on the airmass graph sets the time.

System Requirements:

В· Java
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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