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Astronomy Software With Updates

Started by ansupal, 02/07/2005 08:41AM
Posted 02/07/2005 08:41AM Opening Post
I am looking for a Astronomy Software “Planetarium/Sky Simulation” that can be updated with available recent celestial data, almost similar to Operating System Updates or, Anti Virus Live Update. I do not want to be stuck by the data that’s been compiled at the time of the Software Release.

Any suggestions!

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Posted 02/07/2005 10:50AM #1
Most packages use external catalogs for their data so you can pick and choose.

A good starting place is Cartes du Ciel, a powerful freeware package that is comprehensive and powerful. It is available in several languages. Before it came along I was using a couple of commercial packages but no longer.

As an example, it has a nice feature to update the comet data. Hook up to the internet, click on the update comet information button and it does the rest.

www.astrosurf.com/astropc

jon isaacs