StarCalc

View images of the constellations

StarCalc is a powerful, free program only available for Windows, that is part of the category Science & education software with subcategory Astronomy. View full description

StarCalc is a powerful, free program only available for Windows, that is part of the category Science & education software with subcategory Astronomy.

More about StarCalc

Since the program has been added to our selection of software and apps in 2002, it has obtained 44,130 downloads, and last week it achieved 14 downloads.This program is available for users with the operating system Windows 95 and former versions, and it is available in English. Its current version is 5.73 and its last update was on 1/30/2008.About the download, StarCalc is a fairly light program that doesn't need as much space than many software in the section Science & education software. It's a very popular software in United Kingdom, Canada, and India.

It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth. The star positions can be viewed and presented as images of hemispherical whole sky or any of the user defined sub-areas. These images can be zoomed at different scales, rotated, screen-captured and printed. Also, StarCalc has many other functions of calculation and showing of sky objects.

This program is based on common "Plugin StarCalc interface to catalogs and object groups", which allows program to add new modules as Plugins. These modules enable the program to use astronomy catalogs support and many others add-ons down the road or directly from other vendors.

StarCalc has a simple interface, most operations are implemented by mouse. The program employees the WYSIWYG technology (What You See Is What You Get), which helps you to print a detailed image of any enlarged area of sky in its finest astronomical details.

StarCalc

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StarCalc 5.73

User reviews about StarCalc

  • Wizard.of.Frobozz

    by Wizard.of.Frobozz

    "An intuitive tool that leaves the fun IN exploring our sky."

    Extremely easy to use, added my own city and a friend's city by lat/long. Easy to switch back and forth. The real-time f... More.

    reviewed on October 8, 2013

  • bekirwicz

    by bekirwicz

    "StarCalc Review after 4 years of using it"

    I use it to plan my observing sessions. There are limitations to how faint a star mine displays but I haven't downloaded... More.

    reviewed on April 14, 2009