Where is M13?
Where is M13?
2.3

4.0

Where is M13? free download for Mac

Where is M13?

2.3
27 July 2008

Milky way multi-dimensional illustrator.

Overview

Where is M13? is an astronomy application that helps you visualize the 3-D locations and physical properties of common deep sky objects. This perspective is rarely discussed in astronomy books and software products on the market, which focus mainly on apparent data such as an object's look, visual magnitude, apparent size, right ascension and declination. Where is M13? aims to address this important lack.

Using paired face-on and edge-on views, the Galaxy View shows you where that cluster or nebula you enjoy viewing in your telescope is actually located relative to the center and plane of the Galaxy, providing a unique three-dimensional perspective of the Galaxy.

The Object List provides important physical information about the objects you choose to list. Galactic latitudes and longitudes as well as luminosities, true sizes, and distances are displayed. A quick click of a checkbox brings up a display of the equivalent apparent data.

The Sky View shows you where the objects displayed in the Galaxy View are located in the night sky, using a star map plotted in galactic coordinates. This use of galactic coordinates, rather than the more common equatorial coordinates, helps you really understand the relationship between what you see in the night sky and an object's galactic location.

We think you'll find that Where is M13? literally adds another dimension to your night sky observing. Enjoy exploring this new perspective!

What's new in Where is M13?

Version 2.3:
  • Changed the galaxy image to use the latest Spitzer "two arm" image.
  • Removed several duplicate object entries.
  • Update User Manual.

5 Where is M13? Reviews

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Satellio
19 February 2006

Most helpful

Just the idea of it is great. Plus, it's free ! Plus, it works ! Plus, it's (kind of) beautiful ! What a wonderful world, with so nice geeks.
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Version 1.2
Planetary-Paul
03 October 2015
Unfortunately the app hasn't been updated for some seven years. It wants me to install legacy java, which I don't fancy at all. I hope the author will do an update to bring the app in line with the current minimum OS requirements......
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Version 2.3
Planetary-Paul
05 April 2008
A most wonderful educational program; does what is says it does in an exellent way.
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Version 2.2
Planetary-Paul
11 May 2006
I think it is a great program that helps me demonstrate to students scale in the universe. I use it as an addition to Deep Space Explorer, which offers a great view on the universe, with the Milky Way in the centre. Well worth my money :-).
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Version 1.4.1
Darth-Brooks
07 April 2006
Bah, now it's neither beautiful nor free. On a more serious note, it's definitely not worth $29.
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
Bill83
Bill83
07 April 2006
There is still a "lite" version of the program that is free and it has more functionality than earlier free versions. The "for pay" version has significant new functionality but I agree it may not be worth $29 to everyone. Serious amateur astronomers should appreciate it though. As for beauty, what changes from the past version do you regard as a step backwards?
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Version 1.3
Satellio
19 February 2006
Just the idea of it is great. Plus, it's free ! Plus, it works ! Plus, it's (kind of) beautiful ! What a wonderful world, with so nice geeks.
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Version 1.2
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • or later
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