Stellaris 1.80 download by Stellaris Software
Stellaris is a very comprehensive astronomy suite that goes far beyond displaying the nightly sky. Showing the positions of stars, planets, and Deep Sky objects for an arbitrary time and location is just one feature of many. The application's wide range of features addresses all users, from beginner to experienced. The Educator tool interactively demonstrates and explains astronomical concepts and current phenomena. The Event Forecast automatically forecasts relevant astronomical events such as conjunctions and eclipses. You can also go a step further and let Stellaris find occurrences of phenomena you define yourself, like "sunrise before 7 AM". Stellaris generates reports of past and future astronomical phenomena. A report contains data for one day/night, one month, or one year. While a night report contains data which is useful for one observation night, such as the visible planets, a month report also contains the positions of the Jovian and Saturnian satellites for the entire month. The application can calculate a wealth of data for many celestial bodies. This data can be calculated for an arbitrary time span, displayed as a graph, and exported as XML. A very useful feature is the Related Tasks window that suggests which actions you may want to take next. If you are examining the Moon in the sky window, the Related Tasks window offers to display an image of the Moon, search for a lunar eclipse, or generate a report of the Moon's ephemerides for the current year. This way, you are led through the application with very little learning effort. Stellaris also features an interactive Quick Tour and an extensive help file which explain all the application's features in detail.
Tags: Astronomical , Astronomy , Educate , Event , Forecast , Graph , Image , Jupiter , Mars , Mercury