Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
- - Stellarium is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
- - Stellarium is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.
- - Sky Map is the most popular Android alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
Sky Map Features
Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X. It is developed in the framework of ESA's Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of our Galaxy in the Gaia group of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ZAH...
Gaia Sky Features
KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes upto 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets...
SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects.
- - SkyView is the most popular iPhone, iPad & Android Tablet alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
Indispensable for amateurs and professionals, as well as for kids who are eager to learn, Star Walk will guide you through the night sky in style.
- - Star Walk (series) is the most popular commercial alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
Star Walk (series) Features
Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
A window to the stars has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of.
Sky Guide Features
SkyMap provides interactive sky maps for any time, viewpoint and location on Earth. It shows the different names, coordinates, magnitude, astronomical rise and set times plus additional information for over 110000 stars, messier objects, planets, sun and moon.
- - SkyMap is the most popular Web-based alternative to Cosmic-Watch.
This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.
The Starry Night apps are the most comprehensive educational astronomy apps. Use it with your introductory astronomy textbook or on its own. It's a powerful, portable planetarium that fits in your backpack. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips.