Advantages of star software

15 years 6 months ago #6251 by dpower
Advantages of star software was created by dpower
Just wondering if there are any advantages to using software like Starry night pro if you have an Autostar telescope...
Would like to learn a bit more about the Software. Perhaps somebody can recommend some other software, is it worth having as a stand-alone product?

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15 years 6 months ago #6256 by astroguy
Replied by astroguy on topic planetarium software
I Use Sky Map Pro by CHris Mariott.
www.skymap.com/

It is very good at driving my Meade LX200GPS. Very easy, convenient and ACCURATE.
You can download a trial versionfrom the net.

Have fun!

Jouke

LX 200 GPS, Williams optics 80mm APO, Meade LPI, Canon 300D, Skymap pro, Lunar phase pro, Image plus, Exploradome.

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15 years 6 months ago #6258 by Lexi
Replied by Lexi on topic Starry night enthusiast 4.5 Free!
Starry night enthusiast 4.5 is Free on the cover of PC Pro Magazine so you get software worth £49.99 GBP for the price of the Mag which is €6 Well Worth it.....it's a nice product :wink:

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15 years 6 months ago #6259 by dpower
Replied by dpower on topic Re: Advantages of star software
Thats looks like a good deal. I wonder if this ones any better???

www.telescopehouse.co.uk/page.aspx?point...0F&thelang=001lngdef
I know it's the pro version, but it seems a little out of date.

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15 years 6 months ago #6261 by stepryan
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Thats looks like a good deal. I wonder if this ones any better???

www.telescopehouse.co.uk/page.aspx?point...0F&thelang=001lngdef
I know it's the pro version, but it seems a little out of date.



the difference would be in the number of objects in the programs database. the enthusiast version has less objects than the pro version. saying that i have this version of pro for serveral years and it is very good. it is now up to version 5 and by the time you'd pay transport, you'd be a good way towards getting the full version from www.starrynight.com .
stephen.

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15 years 6 months ago #6263 by dmcdona
Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: Advantages of star software
I use Starry Night pro version 3.2 and I find it very good. I know there's updated stuff out there but since I don't hook it up the scope, what it does suits me right now.

Another package I have used is red Shift - this is a good bit cheaper. I think I saw it for about £20 in the mags. I found it good but then I got stupid and bought SNP... Red Shift does a good job at a fraction of the price.

TheSky is also supposed to be the bees knees put I think its pricey.

Judging on some of the posts I've seen, the ETX70 won't easily fit to a laptop so control from one of these packages may cost a little more if you have to buy a special cable to attach to the PC.

Even if you don't use it to control the scope, a decent package will at least give you a tool to plan your evening's viewing and something else to do when its cloud :cry:

Let us know how you get on

Cheers

Dave

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