Sciatrope is a Cocoa (MacOS X) application that helps preparing for, and observe a solar eclipse. It is a "Universal binary" running natively on PowerPC and Intel Macintosh, under MacOSX 10.4 or 10.5.
- It gives the eclipse circumstances, distance and direction to the central line.
- It supports the connection to a NMEA compatible GPS receiver, to input location and time.
- It starts actions (apple scripts, shell scripts or applications) at prescripted times during the eclipse. For signaling the proximity of eclipse contacts, controlling a camera, controlling a live broadcast or whatever you may imagine.