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Starry Night 8 - Professional Astronomy Telescope Control Software for Mac/PC

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Improved DeepSky Database

Version 8 includes a 36,000 object, up-to-date, cross-referenced database built from various source catalogs

Improved Telescope Control

Starry Night 8 supports all telescopes that are supported by Ascom. Plus, connect SkyFi 3 with Starry Night too.

3D Binary Stars

Version 8 accurately renders stars as 3D bodies with classification color, surface texture and relative radii.

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Data Backup and Cloud Sync

Backup your data to our secure cloud storage, sync it across Starry Night & SkySafari, and access it on LiveSky.com.

Redesigned Interactive SkyGuide

Web-delivered multimedia reveals the science of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the known universe.

OpenGL Graphics

High performance OpenGL graphics set the industry standard for excellence in astronomy software.

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Starry Night Pro Plus 8

Starry Night Pro Plus 8 is our fully featured flagship program, tailored for the astronomer who wants the very best in-class astronomy software and telescope control experience.

$249.95 USD

  • Key features include:
  • •   Data Backup and Cloud Sync
  • •   Improved DeepSky Database
  • •   Improved Telescope Control
  • •   New Dark Theme
  • •   New Audio Descriptions
  • •   Stars and Exoplanets in 3D
  • •   Simple, fast, user-optimized interface
  • •   All-Sky CCD Mosaic
  • •   5 multi-wavelength full sky surveys
  • •   Fully featured with a complete object database
  • •   Redesigned Live SkyGuide
  • •   Maxim DL Plugin
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Starry Night Pro 8

Starry Night Pro 8 is the premium go-to solution for advanced stargazing used by thousands of astronomers around the world for research and to control professional observatories.

Coming Soon!

  • Key features include:
  • •   Data Backup and Cloud Sync
  • •   Improved DeepSky Database
  • •   Improved Telescope Control
  • •   New Dark Theme
  • •   New Audio Descriptions
  • •   Stars and Exoplanets in 3D
  • •   Simple, fast, user-optimized interface
  • •   Fully featured with a complete object database
  • •   Resigned Live SkyGuide
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Starry Night Enthusiast 8

Starry Night Enthusiast 8 is designed for the serious amateur astronomer who wants an entry-level program that also includes advanced observing features and binocular databases.

Coming Soon!

  • Key features include:
  • •   Data Backup and Cloud Sync
  • •   Binocular & Improved Deepsky database
  • •   New Dark Theme
  • •   New Audio Descriptions
  • •   Stars and Exoplanets in 3D
  • •   Simple, fast, user-optimized interface
  • •   Advanced Features
  • •   Redesigned Live SkyGuide

What's New in Starry Night 8

Part cloud, part data, all unified


Starry Night College Universal Search Feature

Data Backup and Cloud Sync

Backup your data to our secure cloud storage, sync it across Starry Night & SkySafari, and access it on LiveSky.com.

Starry Night College High Performance Graphics Feature

Improved DeepSky Database

Explore a new, up-to-date, 36,000 object, cross-referenced database, built from various source catalogs.

Starry Night College Extragalactic 3D Database Feature

Improved Telescope Control

Telescope control has been redesigned to offer a modern, sleek looking, user experience,

Starry Night College 3D Suns Feature

Open Astronomy Log

With the international standard for astronomical logging now export your data to Open Astronomy Log (OAL) format.

Starry Night College Extragalactic 3D Database Feature

Sky Calendar

Explore a hand picked list of the most interesting celestial objects to observe each evening.

Starry Night College Space Missions Feature

Audio Descriptions

Hours of descriptive audio for over 400 of the most interesting night sky objects. Click and listen!

Starry Night College Updated Messier Catalog Feature

Maps & Location Services

Auto-detect your home location and choose additional observing sites quickly and accurately.

Starry Night College Space Missions Feature

Interactive Live SkyGuide

Web-delivered multimedia reveals the science of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the known universe.

Starry Night College Space Missions Feature

Binary Star Systems

Hours of descriptive audio for over 400 of the most interesting celestial objects in the sky. Click and listen!

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This is going to be big - think spacetime plus one.


Features

We put the rocket in space science software


Starry Night College Universal Search Feature

Universal Search

New dynamic user-optimized interface, with "Universal Search" for objects, Starry Night files, SkyGuide references, options, events, and more.

Starry Night College High Performance Graphics Feature

High Performance Graphics

The incredibly rich and detailed Starry Night software OpenGL graphics that have set the industry standard for excellence in astronomy software.

Starry Night College Extragalactic 3D Database Feature

Extragalactic 3D Database

New & Exclusive - The Starry Night Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 200,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 billion lights years of space.

Starry Night College Space Missions Feature

Space Missions

New and updating space missions with 30 detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft & trajectories for a real flight time experiences.

Starry Night College 3D Suns Feature

3D Suns

Every star is now accurately rendered as a 3D body with classification-appropriate color, texture and relative radii.

Starry Night College Updated Messier Catalog Feature

Updated Messier Catalog

An updated Messier catalog with new breathtaking high resolution images of your favourite star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Starry Night College Analemma Simulations Feature

Analemma Simulations

The Sun's analemma can now be drawn accurately on any planet's surface.

Starry Night College 3D Exoplanets Feature

3D Exoplanets

Exoplanets as 3D bodies with proper location, size, orbit and planetary texture. Land on the surface, see a sunset from the surface of Kepler-62e!

Starry Night College Scientific Precision Feature

Scientific Precision

The most precise planetary positions available (using JPL ephemerides) plus an expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted families and groups.

Starry Night College H-R Diagrams Feature

H-R Diagrams

Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams tell about star age and mass, plotting star luminosity on a vertical axis vs. star temperature on a horizontal axis.

Starry Night College Horizon Panoramas Feature

Horizon Panoramas

54 streamable photorealistic horizon panoramas, from Antarctica, to Stonehenge to the Egyptian Pyramids, and much more!

Starry Night College Ephemeris Generator Feature

Ephemeris Generator

Ephemeris values are handy for knowing where an object will be in the sky at a particular time. You can export and print it out.

Starry Night College Graph Tool Feature

Graph Tool

The Graph offers a way of examining changes in an object’s qualities over time. It is possible to plot more than one object on the Graph at one time.

Starry Night College Updated Surface Maps Feature

Updated Surface Maps

We've got new maps of many planets and moons including Vesta, Ceres, and, of course, our favorite dwarf planet Pluto!



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Windows

  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
  • Windows 10
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 12 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Macintosh

  • macOS 10.10 or higher
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 12 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.