Sky Chart
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Sky Chart is a software to draw charts of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. Show the position of the planets, simulate any eclipse or look at the artificial satellite. It can also drive the telescope.
What's New
Version 3.8:

Major changes:

  • Change of the catalog index format. An index record was previously pointing directly to the RA,DEC coordinates. Now the index points to a catalog record. This allows to process the stars proper motion for a correct location at any epoch. This also help to display the object label and full detail even if it is not visible with the current chart setting. Because of this change you need to reinstall the Stars and DSO additional catalog.
  • Upgrades the WDS, GCVS, PGC catalog to the latest 2012 version. If you make your own catalog with Catgen you can rebuild your catalog to take advantage of the change but the old index still work as before.
New options:
  • New Hammer-Aitoff projection.
  • Option to not set the cylindrical projection equator to the chart center.
  • Rotate the label of the planet simulation perpendicular to the orbit.
  • Reduced label overlap (Display/Labels/Automatically optimize the labels placement).
  • Add the component name to the label of double stars.
  • Add Portuguese constellation names by Hugo D. Valentim.
  • Add Swedish translation by Kåre Lekebjer.
  • New option: userdir=
  • Configuration file now use relative path when possible.
  • Add Thai translation by Worachate Boonplod.
  • Replace Etc/GMT timezone by the more intuitive UTC (GMT+5 - UTC-5).
  • New 180deg rotation button.
  • Meta+rotate button rotate by 180 degrees.
  • Right click on rotate button reset the rotation to 0.
  • Setup/Display "Show only text in detail window", use if you have problem with the standard detail window.
Bugs fixed:
  • Fix Catgen Text catalog (need to rebuild text catalog done with 3.6).
  • More reactive scrollbar.
  • Crash in planet computation.
  • Accept command if running with -daemon option.
  • Wrong position when searching for planet name.
  • Crash in Observatory database.
  • Fix Setup/Pictures menu.
  • Fix UTF-8 picture path.

Version 3.8:

Major changes:

  • Change of the catalog index format. An index record was previously pointing directly to the RA,DEC coordinates. Now the index points to a catalog record. This allows to process the stars proper motion for a correct location at any epoch. This also help to display the object label and full detail even if it is not visible with the current more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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Trifolium reviewed on 03 Dec 2013
Keeps alerting me about 'Access violation' each time i click on an object (star, dso, whatever)
Doesn't make me feel very confident....
[Version 3.8]


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Derekcurrie commented on 23 Nov 2013
'Cartes du Ciel' is the name of the folder created in you Mac's Applications folder. Buried inside is 'skychart'. Just so you know and aren't wondering where it was installed. 'Cartes du ciel' is French for 'Sky Charts'.

This looks like a ported Linux/UNIX app. Therefore, it has a significantly clunky look to its app folder contents and GUI. But it's legitimate and does some wonderful things once you've figured it out. I haven't dug in very far, so I'll delay a review.
[Version 3.8]


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kscmint rated on 05 Mar 2013

[Version 3.6]


Downloads:4,411
Version Downloads:483
Type:Education : Science
License:Free
Date:23 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sky Chart is a software to draw charts of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. Show the position of the planets, simulate any eclipse or look at the artificial satellite. It can also drive the telescope.


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