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StarCalc Alternatives

StarCalc is described as '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' and is a Star Map in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to StarCalc for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPad, Mac, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like StarCalc are Celestia, Sky Map, Gaia Sky and KStars.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Windows Mobile

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    Stellarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.
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    Celestia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.

    The orbits of a number of main belt asteroids (in brown) plotted together with major planet orbits (in blue).


  3. Sky Map icon

    Sky Map

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.

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    Gaia Sky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.

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    KStars

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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.

    KStars showing the constellation of Orion


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    Sky Guide

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    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.

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    Maximize the use of your Excel spreadsheet data. Make mapping the easiest. Transform Excel data into visual analysis. We lead in data simplification and presentation. We are committed to deliver the tools needed to outpace competition.

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  8. Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) icon

    Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Moon rise with flattenning by the atmospheric refraction
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    Mitaka

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Mitaka is software for visualizing the known Universe with up-to-date observational data and theoretical models. Mitaka users can seamlessly navigate through space, from the Earth to the edges of the known Universe.

    Earth's day side
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    Solar System Scope

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory

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