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Orion's CD-ROM "Starry Night Special Edition"

The highly acclaimed planetarium software by Imaginova "Starry Night Special Edition" with the bonus "SkyTheatre" DVD are included FREE with purchase of any Orion brand astronomical telescope from Company Seven.

"Starry Night Special Edition" is a basic version of the more capable "Starry Night" version 5.0 astronomy software series. Both entertaining and educational; this software will help you learn the night sky, see what is up day or night, past or present, plan your observing sessions, and print out charts and information about the celestial wonders.

Right: CD-ROM "Starry Night Special Edition" with bonus "SkyTheatre" DVD (43,322 bytes).
Click on image at right to view enlargement (85,180 bytes).

Features of "Starry Night Special Edition"

    • Very easy to understand user interface - excruciatingly simple to learn and use!
    • Simulate the night sky as seen from any location on Earth at any date spanning 4713 BC to 3000 AD
    • View the positions of tens of thousands of deep-sky objects, Parcos 3-D Catalog of stars to 9th magnitude, moon, sun, all the planets, comets,
    • Print star charts in black and white or in color for use at the telescope
    • Click on any celestial object to view detailed information
    • Automatically update Weekly Sky Events calendar from Program Updates via "Live Sky" menu, requires Internet access
    • "Live Sky" menu shows coming partial and total lunar and solar eclipse events, rare Jupiter events, etc.
    • View images of 110 Messier and 110 of the best Bright NGC Objects
    • Print detailed star charts zooming in or out to scale as you wish
    • Create time-skip animations of planet and comet orbits, can export screen images
    • Select any of thirty tours of the night sky to learn your way around

The set also includes "SkyTheatre", a DVD by Imaginova so your television or PC becomes a spaceship on a voyage through our Solar System. Your personal planetarium and guide to the night sky!

And there's much more! Orion's Starry Night Special Edition makes a great tool for learning the night sky, planning your next observing session, and getting the most out of your scope. The perfect tool for new telescope owners!

The set is compatible with both Macintosh computers running OSX version 10.3 or later, and with Windows XP for PC. Most computers will automatically detect and launch the appropriate installer, or you may open and execute the install application.

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