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July 6, 2011 - Version 2.079 R3 of WinStars

  • The asteroids database grows up to 9000 objects.


June 29, 2011 - Version 2.079 R2 of WinStars

  • Correction of a problem concerning the impossibility to update orbital elements for asteroids.


October 4, 2010 - Version 2.079 R1 of WinStars

  • New source of orbital elements. If you have a bad position of the comet 103P/Hartley 2 in the software, just update the program and then update the orbital parameters.
  • The software runs fine on Linux with Wine utility.


March 8, 2010 - Version 2.079 R0 of WinStars

  • Fix some bugs.


March 25, 2009 - Version 2.078 R9 of WinStars

  • New DSS function.
  • Updated to be compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Several BOINC(Seti@Home) compatibility improvements.
  • Fixed a lot of bugs...


July 12, 2007 - Version 2.077 R1 of WinStars

  • New driver for LX200 compatible scopes.
  • New update function.
  • Fix some bugs (black screen sometime in the planetarium mode...)


July 11, 2006 - Version 2.076 R2 of WinStars

  • Probe orbit paths adaptively sampled for smoother results...
  • Improved accuracy of orbital calculations for comets and asteroids.


June 14, 2006 - Version 2.076 R1 of WinStars

  • In the solar system mode, the program uses some real time cloud maps for the Earth (updated at most every two hours) ...



  • Mars Express, Venus Express, New Horizons, Deep Impact probes were added.
 
Mars Express
 
New Horizons
  • New satellites around the Earth: NOAA 10-11-12-14-15-16-17-18.
  • Updated textures for Dione, Enceladus et Rhea


February 2, 2006 - Version 2.074 R2 of WinStars

  • Enhanced precision on satellite positions by using SDP/SGP (NORAD/NASA) algorithms.
 
Position of ISS on January 30, 2006 at 12 h GMT)
 
Position of ISS over Bordeaux (France) at the same time...
  • We can add some notes in every "information" windows.
  • Improved rendering in planetarium mode
  • Now compatible with the seti@home BOINC version
  • Some improvements to the ASCOM drivers and the telescopes


November 23, 2005 - Version 2.073 R3 of WinStars

  • Video captures are now available
  • New eyepieces interface
  • New textures for Saturn
  • Page up and page down keys control the object distance in the solar system mode


September 21, 2005 - Version 2.073 R0 of WinStars

  • Very high resolution textures for Mercury, Venus, the Earth, the Moon and Mars


  • New stars textures (thanks to Frédéric Tapissier !)
  • New box for the eyepieces


June 23, 2005 - Version 2.072 R3 of WinStars

  • GPS functionalities (possibilities to update the current position automatically - useful for sea navigation for example).
  • The Deep Impact probe was added
  • It is now possible to use Internet functions behind a proxy server


View of Deep Impact's encounter with comet Tempel 1.



June 3, 2005 - Version 2.071 R0 of WinStars

  • New options for animations.
  • Compute the position of the red spot of Jupiter
  • Improved rendering of the moon and the twilight in the planetarium mode


April 5, 2005 - Version 2.070 R2 of WinStars

  • New landscapes.
  • Improved rendering of landscapes in the program.


March 18, 2005 - Version 2.070 R1 of WinStars

  • This maintenance release corrects a few problems with the ASCOM module.


March 3, 2005 - Version 2.070 R0 of WinStars

  • Drive your telescope with the ASCOM drivers!
  • The Rosetta probe was added.
  • A new planet : Sedna
  • A new texture for Titan.


January 25, 2005 - Version 2.069 R1 of WinStars

New version of WinStars available to download