StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC computers you can find here). 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. Best of all StarCalc is freeware.
I would like to give my warmest thanks to everybody who assisted me in
writing this program: DEMIURGE for his creativity and idea, Microsoft for
the operating system, Borland for the compiler, my friends for sympathy...
and especially everybody, who sent me e-mails. Without their support the new version of StarCalc would never have been materialised! Please accept my apologies for any possible errors or mistakes. It would be great if you send me an email regarding your opinion of StarCalc.
With best wishes,
Lastest changes and additions
New StarCalc 5.73 version with ASCOM telescope control:
StarCalc version for PocketPC is released!
Welcome to the Pocket StarCalc Home Page:
|23.08.2003||New plugin is added to the "Downloads" page. This plugin gives support of the USNO-A2 Star Catalog in StarCalc. Direct link to this plugin here.|
Important bugfix: Sun and Moon images showed slightly incorrectly -
result is large time difference when Mercury or Venus transits over
Sun disk. Fixed program placed to the site as new version of StarCalc (5.72)
here: sc572en.zip. Also you can download
only new exe-file: sc572enexe.zip.
Plugins "Solar eclipses" and "Moon eclipses" also fixed. If you use these plugins, don't forget to download its new versions!
|29.11.2002||Slightly updated version of StarCalc (5.71) is published. It is not full new release of the program, main purpose of this version is bugfixes (especially I recommend this version to users of Windows ME).|
New version of the "Asteroids and Comets" plugin (2.3).
Direct file URL: orbits.zip.
Also, database of asteroids and comets refreshed.
|03.09.2002||New version of the "NGC 2000" plugin (2.1). Direct file URL here.|
|07.04.2002||New "Milky Way" plugin. Welcome to "downloads" page, "Other plugins" section.|
|04.02.2002||Some bugfixes in "Lunar eclipses" and "Ecliptic line" plugins - see the new versions in downloads page.|
New version of the program is released:
About improvements and changes in this version you can read here.
|25.12.2001||New design of StarCalc Home Page|