Product Watch: Software That
Will Have You Seeing Stars!
Starry Night Backyard
Summer approaches with its promise of balmy evenings with crickets chirping
in the background, the prospect of star gazing once again holds appeal.
The folks at Sienna Software
have a program to enrich the experience for both the novice and experienced
star gazer. Starry
Night Backard will help navigate the night sky with information on
over one million stars, planets, moons and constellations. In addition
to showing you tonight's sky, Starry Night Backyard can take you forward
or back in time from 4713 BC to 9999 AD to show you what the night sky
looked (or will look) like. Starry Night Backyard can also connect to
LiveSky.com to pull up pertinent information on thousands of celestial
objects. Not content with the view from your backyard? SNB allows you
to set any location on or above earth as well as any solar system body
as your viewpoint. Starry Night Backyard is aimed at beginning to intermediate
users. Advanced star gazers and astronomers may want to consider Starry
Night Pro which contains a far greater depth of information (19 million
stars!) as well as advanced features like the ability to control your
this page for an outline of the differences.
Starry Night Backyard $64 .......... Check for lowest
Starry Night Pro$149