SkySafari Alternatives for Windows
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.
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- - Stellarium is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to SkySafari.
- - Stellarium is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to SkySafari.
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...KStars has no features, suggest some!
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...Suggest and vote on features
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It offers a variety of ways to view and analyse tables, including a browser for the cell data themselves, viewers for information about table and column metadata, and facilities for sophisticated interactive 1-, 2-, 3- and higher-dimensional visualisation, calculating statistics...TOPCAT has no features, suggest some!
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.Suggest and vote on features
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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.
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- - SkyMap is the most popular Web-based alternative to SkySafari.
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.Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) has no features, suggest some!
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.Starry Night (series) has no features, suggest some!
3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatorySuggest and vote on features
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StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth.StarCalc has no features, suggest some!Discontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and...Aladin has no features, suggest some!
Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including planets, nebulae and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past.Suggest and vote on features
- PortableAciqra can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.3.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.