Appulse event searching alerts you when the Moon or the Pleiades is near bright planets.
Apollo Space Missions
Support for the trajectories of the Apollo spacecraft.
Smooth window fading (Win XP and Vista)
Transparent floating windows (Vista only)
10 New Earth Horizon Panoramas
Feel what it's like to observe from a mountain top, the shores of the Dead Sea or the southern skies of the Winter Star Party. Version 6.2 adds additional photorealistic landscapes.
Tip: To view in Starry Night, choose Options->Other Options->Local Horizon from the main menu that runs across the top of the screen. In the dialog that opens, click on the Default button in the Horizons section.
Winter Star Party
Dead Sea, Israel
Judean Desert. Israel
National Observatory, Bulgaria
Forest Top, Bulgaria
Apollo Space Missions
Utilize the new space probe visualization capabilities in Starry Night version 6.2 to explore the Apollo Lunar Program. Visualize the spacecraft, trajectories and landing sites as you follow the crews of Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Tip: To view in Starry Night, open the Favourites pane and navigate to Space Missions > Apollo.
Apollo Saturn V Third Stage
Apollo 13 Damaged CSM
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
Paleogeographic Maps of the Earth
Travel in time to Earth’s distant past, present and future and view how the Earth has changed over millions of years.
Set of 4 maps show how the Earth looked 200 million years ago before the continents were separated, 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid and 100 million years in the future.
Late Cretaceous – 65 million years ago
Tip: To view in Starry Night, right click on the Earth while hovering above it and select Surface Image/Model from the contextual menu that appears. In the dialog that opens, use the dropdown menu to select the various Paleo maps.
Shaded Moon Map
High – resolution shaded Moon surface map by Ralph Aeschliman provides the most realistic depiction of our closest neighbor.
Tip: To view in Starry Night, right click on the Moon and select Surface Image/Model from the contextual menu that appears. In the dialog that opens, use the dropdown menu above the Add Image button and select “Alternate”.
3D Asteroid Models
View over 65 new asteroid models in version 6.2. All models have been accurately generated from available research data.
Tip: To view in Starry Night, open the Find pane and type in the name of the asteroid in the search box. (see asteroid list below)
65 models include:
Dawn Space Mission
Follow the Dawn Spacecraft as it begins its trek to the asteroid belt on an unprecedented mission to explore the two largest asteroids in the solar system - Ceres and Vesta.
Tip: To view the Dawn Spacecraft in Starry Night, click the Find pane and type Dawn; or, open the Favourites pane and look in the Space Missions menu.
Updated mythological descriptions for all 88 classical constellations
Equipment database updated with more accessories.
Extrasolar planets database updated.
Meteor Showers database updated.
Which new features are available for my edition of Starry Night?
|Appulse Event Searching||X||X||X|
|Smooth Window Fading
(Windows XP and Vista)
|Transparent Floating Windows
|Apollo Space Missions
(Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
|65 Asteroid Models||X||X||X|
|Earth Horizon Panoramas||2||4||6||10|
|Shaded Moon Map||X||X|
|Dawn Space Mission||X||X||X|
|Palaeogeographic Earth Maps
(200 million BC, 56 million BC, present day, and 100 million AD)
(30 new accessories)
|Meteor Shower Database Update||X||X||X||X|
|Extrasolar Planets Update||X||X||X||X|
|88 Constellation Descriptions||X||X||X||X|