Features

  • A default catalogue of over 2,500,000 stars (Tycho2).
  • UCAC4 catalogue with more of 114 millions stars. WinStars downloads only  necessary data from internet.
  • A direction of observation which is easily controlled by a mouse and in real time.
  • A precise representation of the observable sky from a point on the Earth’s surface on a given date.
  • A 3D interface to give more realism to celestial objects.
  • Virtual textures to display high resolution surface details of planets.
  • Travel throughout the solar system, to over 200,000 stars, the edge of our galaxy and beyond.
  • Follows the latest scientific news by downloading additional modules.
  • A calculation of notable astronomical phenomena visible from an observation point on the earth.
  • Detailed information about each object.
  • A calculation of positions of the principal satellites of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, of comets and of asteroids.
  • An outline of the celestial equator, the ecliptic, and a grid of azimuthal and equatorial coordinates.
  • A 3D outline of the planetary orbits.
  • Сontrol a large range of telescopes.
  • Internet resources are also available:
    updated comets and asteroids’ elements, querying of DSS (Digitized Sky Survey) servers to obtain a photograph of that portion of the sky being displayed by the program, a notice of the visibility of artificial satellites, etc.
  • Automatic updates.