Approach the skies with this accessible and easy-to-use 32-bit Planetarium. Adastra's varied and powerful functions are a significant subset of the acclaimed astronomy shareware package Stella 2000, offering highly realistic views of the night sky from any place on Earth or point in time. Adastra presents an intuitive toolbar-driven interface promoting flexible manipulation of its real-time sky display, with efficient center, zoom, unzoom, directional and panning functions.
A single mouse click will bring a comprehensive report on any object visible in the sky at the moment of observation. Adastra will smoothly track planets, comets, and asteroids in both fast forward or real-time against a stellar backdrop, create printable finder charts, search for Constellations, DSOs, stars, and objects within the Solar System, in either point-source, Spotlight, or the new photoplate display styles. Added to all of which, Adastra is completely free.
A complete and accessible astronomy experience is in store -- with real-time sky, comprehensive reports, arcsecond accuracy, and exciting features such as animation and live tracking. Adastra's powerful search encompasses planets, comets, asteroids, DSOs, and a multitude of stars, making exploration of the sky in real time easy. The natural Drag Mode introduces a new navigational ease to the sky display, for Smooth, head-turning views of the heavens.
Adastra's point-and-click Solar Guide will take you on a tour of our Solar System interactively linking to both Sky and Picture windows.
Astrogloss A-Z is a dictionary of over 1000 astronomical terms, integrated tightly with Adastra's Search and display. So when you click on an object in the sky, Adastra will bring up that object's definition in the Dictionary.