Title: Virtual Moon Atlas
Andrew - May 11, 2007 10:10 PM (GMT)
Virtual Moon Atlas
"A free program for Moon observation and survey. Study any lunar formations using a feature database and pictures library."
_Z_ - May 12, 2007 11:40 AM (GMT)
|Warning! this new version is ressource intensive and require a powerful computer to use all the function. (a 2GHz processor, 512MB RAM , a graphic card with 64MB RAM and OpenGL support)|
Plus, a HS connection might be useful if you wish to d/l the 496 Mb pro version.
Andrew - May 12, 2007 11:42 AM (GMT)
Z, what speed are you running on? :?:
_Z_ - May 12, 2007 12:02 PM (GMT)
Me?- Molasses speed. Half the time on fumes. :lol:
Oh- the computer? It depends on the box. From 450-2600.
Andrew - May 12, 2007 12:04 PM (GMT)
Z do you have DSL yet? :shrug:
_Z_ - May 12, 2007 12:06 PM (GMT)
Andrew - May 12, 2007 10:27 PM (GMT)
Ah ok I thought you were implying you would not be able to get it. :thumbsup: Anyway what did you guys think of this? :shrug:
_Z_ - May 13, 2007 07:04 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Andrew @ May 12 2007, 05:27 PM)|
|Ah ok I thought you were implying you would not be able to get it. |
Nope. Just a 'fyi' to others, perhaps familiar with Patrick Chevalley's other work- 'Cartes du Ciel'- which is an equally informative, but less resource-intensive work.
Andrew - May 14, 2007 07:12 AM (GMT)
Thanks for the tip:SkyChart / Cartes du Ciel
_Z_ - May 14, 2007 07:38 AM (GMT)
catalogs/ misc downloads
(v.2.76 Win only)
This was the one aspect that intrigued me about CdC. It's not as complete as Guide
, but is impressive for freeware.
Andrew - May 14, 2007 07:51 AM (GMT)
Heh, I found two pages for that CdC. :shrug: The downloads off Sourceforge look newer though they are labeled "beta":Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel (v3 Beta 0.1.2)
|This was the one aspect that intrigued me about CdC. It's not as complete as Guide, but is impressive for freeware.|
$89! :o I'll stick with the free version. ;)
_Z_ - May 14, 2007 07:55 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Andrew @ May 14 2007, 02:51 AM)|
| $89! :o |
That's not bad considering programs like Starry Night Pro
are almost 3x that much. On a bang vs. buck scale, I'd give Guide a near 10. It is
[maplink] worldwide. ;)
Chris Marriott's Sky Map
is also a decent planetarium program that was a deal at ~$80 before they went into the 'picture-disk' format. Now, it's $130. I have/use one of the older versions.