Free Starry Night (series) Alternatives
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 Starry Night (series).
- - Stellarium is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Starry Night (series).
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 Starry Night (series).
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.
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 Starry Night (series).
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.
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.
3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory
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.
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.3.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.