- Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- ASIN: B000059WJ0
- Date first listed on Amazon: January 29, 2001
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,766 in Software (See Top 100 in Software) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Starry Night Backyard Special Edition 3.1
- starry night backyard 3.0
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this cd is the guide to guide you threw the night sky
If looking up at the sky on a clear night has always held more than a bit of curious fascination for you, Starry Night Backyard, Special Edition is the perfect tool with which to explore your intergalactic interests. The application is packed full of information to delight the backyard stargazer, but is powerful enough for the serious student.
View the stars from your exact location on Earth (or any other location on the planet), or travel throughout the solar system to see views not possible until now. If that's still too close to home, Starry Night Backyard can produce views from anywhere within 20,000 light-years of the solar system. Auto Identify helps you instantly identify the constellation you're viewing, while the Go There feature lets you travel to the planet, moon, or star of your choice.
Basic information about each star, planet, or galaxy is available within the program. This special edition also includes the Starry Night Companion, a 240-page guide to understanding the night sky using Starry Night.
Curious about the way the universe looked in the past or how it will look in the future? This software allows you to travel through 200,000 years of time in a matter of minutes. You can also create QuickTime movies of your adventures and send them to friends.
With almost too many features to mention, Starry Night Backyard, Special Edition is an amazing tool for anyone with a fascination for space. It's as close as you will probably ever get to owning your own planetarium. --Joshua Craig
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I became disappointed when I looked for an object in the NGC catalog and discovered it wasn't there. As far as I can tell, for DSO's, the program delivers only the Messier objects. If I hadn't had another program (The Sky), I should not have found The Eskimo Nebula.
Starry Night has many features that will help any level of astronomy student. Backyard allows one to travel further back and forward in time to understand the motion of the Universe. It also has more stars (supposedly one million, but who's counting).
The book(s) is(are) well written and reference the software so one can actually see what is being described. I hope other scientific books follow a similar path. The software is easy to use and lots of fun. My kids and I have spent much time looking at the features and will likely do so for years to come.
It shows you the stars as you would see them, right in your own backyard. You can zoom in and out, view the sky as time flies from morning till night, or day to day. You can go back in time, and into the future. You can change your location to view the stars from different planets.
I even viewed Earth from Mars !
The only problem I had, was that I wanted more.
Starry Night Backyard Special Edition is not at the level that I want to explore the night sky.
I need something a little more advanced, so I've just bought Starry Night Pro.
Now I can hook my telescope up to my computer, and use the Strary Night Pro program, to view the night sky from my telescope.