AstroNav 1.6

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Combine multiple sights on different tracks. Data available for 9999BC to 9999AD including a Star Atlas, twilights and eclipses. It will print conventional Nautical Almanac pages while the voyage plan is a sophisticated tool in its own right.

Software information
Platform:
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Publisher:
Michael O'Dougherty
Price:
$32
File size:
8.42 Mb
Date added:
May 28, 2009
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Description from the Publisher
Of similar accuracy to that used to compile published Nautical Almanacs but with a catalogue extending beyond Barnard's Star; it can be used as a sight calculator or definative astronomical reference. Multiple sights can be plotted/ combined while allowing for changes in course and/ or speed. Once an altitude and bearing has been entered, a list of potential bodies will be offered so that ambiguous sights will be immediately apparent. The other data available is comprehensive e.g. a Star Chart, twilight information, Moon phases and Eclipses. It will even print conventional Nautical Almanac pages for the full range of dates; 9999BC to 9999AD. The AltAz screen can be used to plan sights or to list bodies around a point on the celestial sphere either by altitude/ azimuth or by Declination and Hour Angle. The outlines of the constellations is the best available including ones like Sextans which rarely look like a sextant. Bayer/ Flamsteed designations are provided for over 3,400 stars together with the names of over 500 stars. Henry Draper, Hipparchos Tycho and GCVS designations are also available. The Voyage Plan is a sophisticated tool on its own. Tracks can be calculated from positions or tracks can be used to generate positions. ETAs can be calculated from speeds or speeds calculated from ETAs.
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Complete 2011 Nautical Almanac in pdf format. Includes monthly star charts with the planet's positions.