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Starry Night Pro has everything the experienced astronomy enthusiast needs to explore the universe. Features include:
  • Enhanced observation planner lets you create detailed lists of targets for an observing session
  • New observation logs allow you to store notes, times, sky conditions, equipment used, and even images on targets
  • Equipment list allows you to store all scopes, eyepieces, binoculars, and accessories
  • LiveSky panel lets you see up-to-date images of the Sun and Earth from ground and space-based observatories
  • Navigate and open your saved Starry Night files easily with more...

What's New

Version 7.0:
  • Available for 25% off ($112.46) for a limited time.
  • Expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted/highlightable families and groups.
  • Updated Equipment List includes the latest telescopes, eyepieces, and accessories.
  • Analemma can now be drawn on a planets surface
  • Exclusive Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 100,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4-capable graphics

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Pettifogger0712 Member IconComment+41
Pettifogger0712
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Starry Night 7 Pro is out - current users can upgrade to Pro Plus 7 at a 25% discount until the end of April 2014 (http://store.simulationcurriculum.com/collections/upgrades/products/upgrade-to-pro-plus-7?mc_cid=6ec6eb7bbd&mc_eid=2b3272bdaa)

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Version 6.4.3
Edac2 Member IconReview+26
Edac2
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I used Starry Night years ago and liked it, but after a while it appeared that they abandoned the consumer market to concentrate on schools. Based on Pettifogger's changelog, it hasn't been updated since 2011. Also, there are so many different versions of Starry Night that it's hard to know which version to get. I just received an offer from MacHeist that includes Starry Night in a bundle with some other apps for only $19.95, that sounds like a pretty good deal.

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Version 6.4.3
Pettifogger0712 Member IconReview+41
Pettifogger0712
+1

Very nice app - I purchased this on eBay at the end of 2006 and it has given me sterling service from the start.

The only gripe I have is that Simulation Curriculum give almost no notification whatsoever of any updates [This page alone bears testimony to it...SP6 is already at v6.4.3 but the "latest" version on MU is 6.2.3]

I have managed to compile a list of the various v6 Pro and Pro Plus updates (as well as their respective release dates) that are available as at June 19th 2011:

STARRY NIGHT PRO 6 UPDATES
(6.0.1 to 6.4.3)

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.1 Update (Mac) (200610123)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters601/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.1.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.1 Update (Win) (200610123)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters601/Win/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.1.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.3 Update (Mac) (20061221)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters603/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.3.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.1 Update (Win) (200610123)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters603/Win/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.3.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.4 Update (Mac) (20070112)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters604/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.4.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.4 Update (Win) (20070112)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters604/Win/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.4.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.6 Update (Mac) (2007mmdd) (LINK NO LONGER WORKS)
http://images.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters606/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.6.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.0.6 Update (Win) (2007mmdd) (LINK NO LONGER WORKS)
http://images.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters606/Win/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%206.0.6.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.0 Update (Mac) (20071106)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters620/Pro/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.0.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.0 Update (Win) (20071106)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters620/Pro/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.0.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.1 Update (Mac) (20071123)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters621/Pro/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.1.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.1 Update (Win) (20071123)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters621/Pro/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.1.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.3 Update (Mac) (20080306)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters623/Pro/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.3.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.2.3 Update (Win) (20080306)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters623/Pro/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%206.2.3.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 Updater (Mac) (20090723)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters633/Mac/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 Updater (Win) (20090723)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters633/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.6 Updater (Mac) (20091002)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters636/Pro/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.3.6%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.6 Updater (Win) (20091002)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters636/Pro/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.3.6%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.9 Updater (Mac) (20100426)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters639/Pro/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.3.9%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.9 Updater (Win) (20100426)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters639/Pro/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.3.9%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.1 Updater (Mac) (20101223)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters641/Pro/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.4.1%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.1 Updater (Win) (20101223)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters641/Pro/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.4.1%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.3 Updater (Mac) (20110120)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters643/Pro/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.4.3%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.3 Updater (Win) (20110120)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters643/Pro/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%206.3.3%20to%206.4.3%20Updater.exe

STARRY NIGHT PRO PLUS 6 UPDATES
(6.0.1 to 6.4.3)

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.1 Update (Mac) (200610123)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters601/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.1.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.1 Update (Win) (200610123)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters601/Win/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.1.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.3 Update (Mac) (20061221)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters603/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.3.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.3 Update (Win) (20061221)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters603/Win/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.3.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.4 Update (Mac) (20070112)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters604/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.4.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.4 Update (Win) (20070112)
http://www.siennasoft.com/updates/updaters604/Win/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.4.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.6 Update (Mac) (2007mmdd) (LINK NO LONGER WORKS)
http://images.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters606/Mac/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.6.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.0.6 Update (Mac) (2007mmdd) (LINK NO LONGER WORKS)
http://images.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters606/Win/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.0.6.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.0 Updater (Mac) (20071106)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters620/ProPlus/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.0.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.0 Updater (Win) (20071106)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters620/ProPlus/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.0.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.1 Updater (Mac) (20071123)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters621/ProPlus/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.1.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.1 Updater (Win) (20071123)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters621/ProPlus/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.1.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.3 Updater (Mac) (20080306)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters623/Pro%20Plus/InstData/MacOSX/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.3.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.2.3 Updater (Win) (20080306)
http://www.starrynight.com/support/updaters/updaters623/Pro%20Plus/InstData/Windows/VM/Update%20to%20Pro%20Plus%206.2.3.exe


Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 Updater (Mac) (20090723)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters633/Mac/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 Updater (Win) (20090723)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters633/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.6 Updater (Mac) (20091002)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters636/Pro%20Plus/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.3.6%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.6 Updater (Win) (20091002)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters636/Pro%20Plus/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.3.6%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.9 Updater (Mac) (20100426)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters639/Pro%20Plus/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.3.9%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.3.9 Updater (Win) (20100426)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters639/Pro%20Plus/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.3.9%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.1 Updater (Mac) (20101223)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters641/Pro%20Plus/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.4.1%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.1 Updater (Win) (20101223)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updater641/Pro%20Plus/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.4.1%20Updater.exe

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.3 Updater (Mac) (20110120)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters643/Pro%20Plus/MacOSX/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.4.3%20Updater.zip

Starry Night Pro Plus 6 v6.3.3 to 6.4.3 Updater (Win) (20110120)
http://www.starrynightsupport.com/updaters/updaters643/Pro%20Plus/Windows/Starry%20Night%20Pro%20Plus%206.3.3%20to%206.4.3%20Updater.exe

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Version 6.2.3
globetrotterdk Member IconComment+0
globetrotterdk
+1

Apparently, the British submarine engineer and historian Gavin Menzies, has used Starry Night to research what month and year that the Chinese Muslim navigator Zeng He discovered America.

You can read more in his book: 1421- The Year China Discovered America

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Version 6.2.1
Pennyhead Member IconReview+113
Pennyhead
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Keeps getting better and better. Nice panoramas, great 3D models, nice simulations. I started using Starry Night around version 4 and by 6.2.1, it has been vastly improved. The developers are quick to sort out problems and there are more updates in between versions than in the past.

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Version 6.2.1
Monty Member IconComment+109
Monty
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Updater does not work. It cannot find the application. On one computer the application was in a folder in the Applications folder. Nothing you do to tell the updater where the application is works. I moved Starry Night to the applications folder and it worked. But on a MacBook Pro running 10.4.11 there is nothing that works to get the updater to work. It constantly gives the error message "Application Not Found" even though you select it in the window. It is a "stupid" updater in that it can't even see its own application.

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Version 6.2
Avv3lenato
+0

Make sure that the application is in the folder called “Starry Night Pro Plus 6” in “Applications” folder. If is not so, the updater do not work!

Espiridion Member IconReview+1147
Espiridion
+1

The More Information link goes to the version 5 updater, and not version 6.
Years ago I used version 3 and only recently updated to version 6 thanks to version 5 being on sale at the Discovery store, and an upgrade offer to version 6 from Starry Night. Otherwise it would have been too expensive for me.
Although the price can be high, I think it's really the best software of its class out there. Very thorough and intuitive.

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Version 6.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This is not a bad program, if it worked!! If you go
to 'spaceshit' it will start to rotate and then bombs
on you. It bombs if you try to zoom in on a location, it bombs, bombs, bombs. I would stick
with 4.5; until they get the bugs worked out in
version 5. It's not worth the headaches. This is with OS 10.3.7. 4.5 is stable. Wait until they
come out with a new upgrade, maybe it will work,
but for now don't waste your money on Pro 5.
I can't say for the other ones they offer.

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Version 5.0.1
Planetary-Paul
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I have used SNP+ from v3 and it has never bombed on me that I can remember. The current v6.0.3 is also very stable. It is a resources hungry app though, so if you try to run it in a very cramped environment you may encounter some trouble or less 'stellar' performance.

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Frank-O'Connor
Version 7.0
> 4 5

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Current Version (7.x)
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Details

Downloads 22,008
Version Downloads 159
License Commercial
Date 16 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $149.95