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Starry Night Pro Plus - Version 6


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Now with Full-Color CCD Photograph of the Entire Night Sky Visible from Earth!

Starry Night Pro Plus version 6 enhances your observation experiences with the first-ever, full-color photograph of the entire night sky, to a limiting magnitude of 14-15. Quickly and easily navigate the full-color CCD image mosaic comprised of about 20,000 individual images taken with a 6 mega-pixel CCD camera and custom-built optical system.

Make the most of the enhanced telescope controls to find your target and capture it using the new plug-in to MaxIm DL* imaging software. This innovative integration lets you find your target, take and process pictures with MaxIm DL and then import these pictures back into Starry Night.

Add exciting, new dimensions to your passion for the night sky with the ability to create your own stunning astrophotography.


  • Zoom in on the AllSky Image, a full-color CCD mosaic of the entire sky visible from Earth, to a limiting magnitude of 14-15
  • Connect to MaxIm DL* to take pictures with your telescope and camera and import them into Starry Night (Windows only)
  • Move your telescope freely in altitude or azimuth using the "telescope handbox simulator" (Macintosh only)
  • Use the improved "Telescope" pane to park/unpark and home your scope, configure slew limits and more
  • Explore PGC Catalog of 1 million galaxies
  • Plan observing sessions using SkyCalendar full of upcoming astronomical events
  • Export positional data for any object over a specific time span or interval with the Ephemeris Generator
  • Track satellite positions more accurately as predicted by the SGP4 model
  • Deepen explorations of the universe with over 100 SkyGuide tours
  • Choose from over 30 photo-realistic horizon panoramas
  • Enjoy high resolution exclusive constellation illustrations and images from Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes and Chandra X-Ray Observatory
  • Fly around the universe using joystick-supported spaceship mode
  • Control most popular brands of computerized telescopes including Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope, Meade LX-200 and AutoStar and Celestron Nexstar series (additional cable required)
  • View over 55 million stars and 1 million galaxies with online link to 500 million stars
  • Customize field-of-view indicators to match your eyepieces stored in the equipment list
  • Store comments and images on individual targets in observation logs
  • Print full sky (180 degree) star charts of any area in the sky
  • Receive automatic updates of new discoveries and orbital data of satellites, comets, and asteroids

Computer Requirements


  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Windows 7, Vista or XP
  • 500 MHz or higher processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 900 MB of hard disk space
  • 32 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.


  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Universal Binary (PPC/Intel compatible)
  • OS X 10.4 or higher
  • G3 450 MHz or higher processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 900 MB of hard disk space
  • 32 MB OpenGL capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Video DVD:

  • DVD Player

* MaxIm DL Advanced CCD Imaging Software for Windows is sold separately.