|Software Download: Astronomy
- alw202.zip (476k)
Astronomy Lab V2.02:
Generate animated movies that simulate a host of astronomical
events, including eclipses, occultations, transits, orbits,
and the motions of the planets in the plane of the ecliptic.
In addition, produce reports for important astronomical events
of the present, future and past. Also, generate several graphs
that illustrate many fundamental astronomical concepts.
- hp3full.zip (7221k)
Home Planet V3: Full version
A comprehensive astronomy / space / satellite-tracking package that
calculates the position of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids,
comets, and Earth satellites. Includes the following capabilities:
Map of the Earth, Sun/Moon information panel, Planetary position panel,
Sky map, Telescope display, Horizon view, Orrery, Satellite tracking panel,
Vector map or texture-mapped image rendering, and Satellite database selection.
- hp3lite.zip (1411k)
Home Planet V3: Lite version
- mys32241.zip (738k)
Show the position of the stars, the sun, the planets, comets and the Messier
objects as they would be seen from any position on earth. Vary the time of
view (What did the stars look like the day that I was born?). View the planet
nam es, constellation names, and several celestial coordinate grids as well.
Actual images are shown to scale for the planets. An animation generates a
serie s of views separated by fixed intervals of time. Zoom to see items in
further detail. A viewing option displays an orrery.
- stella45.zip (3245k)
Generate views of the heavens as seen from anywhere in the world. A virtual
observatory and simulation of the stars in their courses as seen from Earth.
Complete with observing log and list facility, live ephemeris, location
browser, search planets, comets, DSOs, and up to 300,000 stars. See
www.skynow.com for more info.
- ssystem-1.2.zip (1960k)
An OpenGL Solar System simulator includes the Sun, the planets, major
satellites and background stars. All planetary data is scaled up for
easier visualization. Options include Flat/Smooth shading model, Texture
mapping, Lighting models, free and linked to planet camera modes.