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Power Age Sky Simulator

By George Dragandjikov Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Here's the next best thing to lying on your back and watching the stars overhead. The Power Age Sky Simulator is a virtual planetarium with a remarkable feature set, although it's not completely glitch free. The interface is very intuitive and easy to understand. Star coordinates are displayed as you move your mouse cursor across the "sky." There are four views to choose from, and you can customize colors as well. During testing we ran into a peculiar issue when we moved from one viewpoint to another, as it seemed that function also affected our desktop and Start menu. Another bug causes the program to crash when you zoom in to the program's maximum value. Despite these stumbling blocks (and a limited 10-day trial period,) this is still a star-studded application for those who either have stars in their eyes, or simply want to be stargazers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 31, 2005
Version 4.0

Operating Systems

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

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Total Downloads 24,647
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Power Age Sky Simulator is full-featured planetarium software, which gives you the possibility to explore the sky from any point on the Earth at any given time. It operates with a vast number of objects: the biggest planets, comets, asteroids, 19 million stars, and 14 000 deep sky objects (from a NGC/IC edition). Power Age Sky Simulator has an almost completely customizable appearance. It also has a telescope control feature that you can operate with your telescope through the program.

Note: Less stars, no telescope control.