Distant Suns (classic)

 

In 1987 Distant Suns first put the universe on your desktop. In 2013 it puts the universe in your shirt pocket

Originally started in 1985, Distant Suns has become one of most venerable software titles around. Sporting a database of over 130,000 stars, along with nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy programs available for the most casual sky watchers and serious astronomers alike.

  • No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.
  • View from the Earth or out in the solar-system
  • Now universal so will operate on either the iPad or iPhone
  • See when other Distant Suns are on the earth globe
  • Astronomy magazine news ticker shows up-to-date space and astronomy news
  • Compass aware, just aim and gaze.
  • Over 100,000 pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand
  • Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
  • Stories behind each constellation
  • Viewpoint Lock keeps any planet centered
  • Change the look of the stars
  • Galaxies, nebula and star clusters
  • Hubble Space Telescope images
  • All 8 planets (Pluto is optional)
  • GPS aware
  • Red interface to preserve your night vision
  • What’s Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of where all of the important stuff is
  • Touching the sky to reveal hidden data for each object
  • Planetary data and information

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