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Aciqra

A virtual planetarium for observers of the real sky.

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Aciqra is a virtual planetarium and sky mapping program which tracks celestial bodies including planets, deep sky objects and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past. It includes the 2.5 million stars of the Tycho-2 catalog supplemented by data of 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalog, 13,000 deep space objects from the NGC and IC catalogs and a large number of asteroids and comets from the Minor Planet Center. The program is platform-independent and can be made to work on most modern computers that support OpenGL.

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Features

  • Tycho-2 star catalog w/ 2.5 million stars
  • Full NGC and IC catalogs w/ 13000 deep space objects
  • Interface designed for efficiency
  • Correction for atmospheric refraction
  • Night vision mode -- turns display red for viewing at night
  • Correction for nutation and precession
  • Calculate proper motions for stars
  • Selecting objects to show details
  • Constellation boundaries
  • Option to save a view as an image
  • Earth's umbra and penumbra for lunar eclipse simulations
  • Comets and asteroids tracking
  • Semi-realistic comet rendering with dust and ion tails

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    This tool is amazing!

    Posted 12/31/2011
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    Not bad! Easy to navigate and orientate. Good idea about "sky player". Keep working ;)

    Posted 10/28/2010
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Science/Research

User Interface

GLUT, OpenGL

Registered

2008-12-21

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