AstroNav is a great application created for Astronomy lovers.
AstroNav’s accuracy is measured in fractions of an arc-second and contains a comprehensive list of the stars visible with normal binoculars. (c330,000.) It will produce better results than using tables by avoiding their inherent simplifications.
Of similar accuracy to that used to compile published Nautical Almanacs but with a catalogue extending beyond Barnard's Star; it can be used as a sight calculator or definative astronomical reference. Multiple sights can be plotted/ combined while allowing for changes in course and/ or speed. Once an altitude and bearing has been entered, a list of potential bodies will be offered so that ambiguous sights will be immediately apparent.
The other data available is comprehensive e.g. a Star Chart, twilight information, Moon phases and Eclipses. It will even print conventional Nautical Almanac pages for the full range of dates; 9999BC to 9999AD. The AltAz screen can be used to plan sights or to list bodies around a point on the celestial sphere either by altitude/ azimuth or by Declination and Hour Angle.
The outlines of the constellations is the best available including ones like Sextans which rarely look like a sextant. Bayer/ Flamsteed designations are provided for over 3,400 stars together with the names of over 500 stars. Henry Draper, Hipparchos Tycho and GCVS designations are also available. The Voyage Plan is a sophisticated tool on its own. Tracks can be calculated from positions or tracks can be used to generate positions. ETAs can be calculated from speeds or speeds calculated from ETAs.
· Display size 800x640
· Will only show information for 2008
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Now combines up to 15 Sights