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Deepsky Free

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Aimed at amateur, or perhaps even professional, astronomers, Deepsky is a bit like a cross between an extraordinarily detailed almanac and a star map. The program is organized like an enhanced Microsoft Access database, presenting a huge list of celestial objects. Users who want to plan a star-watching session can select the name of an object from the list and press the Quick Chart button, and the program will display its location on a star map. With a considerable range of display and charting options, the program is not entirely intuitive, but it does offer useful help files. In this free version, nag screens asking users to register the program repeatedly pop up; in addition, only a portion of the database can be accessed without payment. The program is a huge download, weighing in at close to 86MB, takes a long time to install, and occasionally stalls. Nonetheless, with its sprawling set of features and large database, we would recommend it to star watchers who are serious about their nocturnal activities.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Aimed at amateur, or perhaps even professional, astronomers, Deepsky is a bit like a cross between an extraordinarily detailed almanac and a star map. The program is organized like an enhanced Microsoft Access database, presenting a huge list of celestial objects. Users who want to plan a star-watching session can select the name of an object from the list and press the Quick Chart button, and the program will display its location on a star map. With a considerable range of display and charting options, the program is not entirely intuitive, but it does offer useful help files. In this free version, nag screens asking users to register the program repeatedly pop up; in addition, only a portion of the database can be accessed without payment. The program is a huge download, weighing in at close to 86MB, takes a long time to install, and occasionally stalls. Nonetheless, with its sprawling set of features and large database, we would recommend it to star watchers who are serious about their nocturnal activities.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Deepsky
Publisher web site http://www.deepskysoftware.net
Release Date July 05, 2005
Date Added July 05, 2005
Version 2005.06.01

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download Information

File Size 84.34MB
File Name DeepskyFree.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,430
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Nag messages, smaller database
Price Free
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