New features & data in 6.2.0 + program comparison chart

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    NEW FEATURES


    Event Finder


    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.

    Other

    Smooth window fading (Win XP and Vista)
    Transparent floating windows (Vista only)








    NEW DATA


    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.


    Pond



    Red Mountain



    Canebrake



    Winter Star Party



    Dead Sea, Israel



    Judean Desert. Israel



    Metzada, Israel



    Ubeydia, 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:

    Amphitrite
    Antigone
    Ariadne
    Athamantis
    Ausonia
    Berbericia
    Bettina
    Bianca
    Bohlinia
    Camilla
    Daphne
    Davida
    Dejopeja
    Dembowska
    Diotima
    Elektra
    Eleonora
    Eugenia
    Eunomia
    Europa
    Fides
    Flora
    Florentina
    Fortuna
    Geometria
    Hebe
    Herculina
    Hertha
    Hesperia
    Hygiea
    Ino
    Io
    Iris
    Isis
    Juno
    Kalliope
    Koronis
    Lacrimosa
    Laetitia
    Liberatrix
    Loreley
    Ludmilla
    Lutetia
    Lydia
    Massalia
    Melpomene
    Nassovia
    Nausikaa
    Nysa
    Nyx
    Pallas
    Pandora
    Penelope
    Philomela
    Phyllis
    Pomona
    Psyche
    Semiramis
    Sylvia
    Thalia
    Thisbe
    Thyra
    Unitas
    Urda
    Victoria






    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.








    Constellation Descriptions

    Updated mythological descriptions for all 88 classical constellations







    Other

    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?


    Feature CSAP Enthusiast Pro Pro Plus
    Appulse Event Searching   X X X
    Smooth Window Fading 
    (Windows XP and Vista)
    X X X X
    Transparent Floating Windows 
    (Windows Vista)
    X X X X
    Apollo Space Missions
    (Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
        X X
    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)
          X
    Equipment Database 
    (30 new accessories)
        X X
    Meteor Shower Database Update X X X X
    Extrasolar Planets Update X X X X
    88 Constellation Descriptions X X X X


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