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StarCalc (English version) 5.73 sc573en.zip 764 Kb

With minimal configuration, version 5.73 of StarCalc includes the next interfaces: "Horizon", "Horizontal coordinategrid", "Equatorial coordinate grid", "Constellation boundaries", "Constellation lines", "Constellation names", "Star proper names", "Bright Star Catalog", "Deep-sky objects", "Sun", "Moon" and "Planets and satellites".

Plugins for StarCalc
StarCatalogs:

Name Version File
Interface to SAO Star Catalog.
Can work with catalog files of two types:

1) Text file (53 Mb) with the format, similar to the one, placed in the site "Astronomer's Bazaar", URL http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Cats.html

2) "Compact StarCalc version" (5 Mb archive, 12 Mb full size)
2.0 sao.zip 28 Kb
Compact StarCalc version of SAO Star Catalog
saocomp.zip 4,8 Mb
Interface to the Tycho-2 catalog 1.0 tycho2.zip 23 Kb
Files of the Tycho-2 catalog

Files of the catalog contain coordinates, magnitudes and proper motions of 2,5 millions of stars. The catalog is divided into several parts with stars within narrow zones along the declination lines of sky sphere. These files can be used one by one or in any collection.

Stars with declinations from +90 to +45:   

Stars with declinations from +45 to +15:   

Stars with declinations from +15 to -15:   

Stars with declinations from -15 to -45:   

Stars with declinations from -45 to -90:   












t2n90n45.zip

t2n45n15.zip

t2n15s15.zip

t2s15s45.zip

t2s45s90.zip











3,87 Mb

5,37 Mb

4,82 Mb

5,56 Mb

5,11 Mb
Interface to the Guide Star Catalog

For usage of the catalog, in addition to the plugin, are required following files:

1) "regions.tbl" in the "TABLES" subfolder

2) Set of "*.gsc" files in the "GSC" subfolder in ASCII or binary compressed format. (Within the "GSC" folder, these files can be placed in any subfolders.)

Files of the catalog can be placed in CD-ROM or HDD.
1.0 gsc.zip 23 Kb
Interface to the USNO-A2 Star Catalog

For usage of the catalog, in addition to the plugin, are required following files:

1) Set of "zone0000.cat" ... "zone1725.cat" files in any folder on hard disk, CD-ROM etc.

2) Set of "zone0000.acc" ... "zone1725.acc" files. Each "zoneXXXX.acc" file must be placed in the same folder with corresponding "zoneXXXX.cat" file.

Note: "zoneXXXX.acc" files are optional, but if the plugin can't found these files, first time it make indexes during some seconds.
1.1 usno.zip 26 Kb

Solar System Objects:

Name Version File
Asteroids and Comets

Implements precision calculations of asteroids and comets positions and magnitudes. Information about objects can be inputed manually or imported from asteroids and comets database files of SkyMap format. Lastest versions of these files can be found on the SkyMap site by URLs

http://www.skymap.com/asteroids.htm and http://www.skymap.com/comet_data.htm

Also recommend you the comet database by Artem Novichonok with fresh orbital elements of actual comets: http://www.severastro.narod.ru/pl/cb.rar
2.31 orbits.zip 36,5 Kb
Comets database files of October, 2002, imported to format of the plugin "Asteroids and Comets".
orbdata.zip 1,98 Mb
Solar eclipses

This plugin is replacement of the standard Sun interface of StarCalc and can draw Solar eclipse maps and calculate global and local circumstances of Solar eclipses.
3.3e sun.zip 61 Kb
Lunar eclipses

This plugin is replacement of the standard Moon interface of StarCalc and can show Lunar eclipses and calculate circumstances of Lunar eclipses. Also, it calculate moments of main phases of Moon.
4.4e moon.zip 33 Kb

Deep-sky objects:

Name Version File
Interface to NGC 2000 (plugin + catalog file) 2.1 ngc.zip 257 Kb

Coordinate grids:

Name Version File
Ecliptic line 2.2 eclline.zip 16 Kb

Other plugins:

Name Version File
Milky Way

Important! After installation the Milky Way interface will on the front of draw order and will cover other objects. Therefore you must move it to back (to the top of list of object groups in "Parameters"->"Catalogs & object groups" dialog window).
1.0 mway.zip 28 Kb