Easy to use Astronomy Planetarium Software.
NightSky is the astronomers toolbox to explore, plan, learn and
use for most of your needs. This is an easy to use tool that lets
you quickly find what you need. It is small and lightweight so you can install it
anywhere and take it with you or use it on your full desktop computer.
NightSky application with selected tools and watch
Navigate to any portion of the celestial sphere by dragging
the map with the mouse. Zoom in and out using the mouse wheel.
Select map view by Solar System Object (Planet, Sun or Moon),
Deep Sky Object, or Constellation.
Point to Star map objects for more details.
View map by current time or set any time in the past or
future (500 years). Current view looking north or south. Any
location and time zone.
Includes over 200 of the best Messier and NGC objects for
normal viewing. Stars to magnitude 8 (approximately 50,000).
Red light night vision mode.
Object data in RA/DEC, ALT/AZM, Rise/Set times for any time
Time Control lets you easily set any date and time. Animate
any time sequence showing solar objects moving against the star
map. Universal and Sidereal times with Julian Date.
Customizable Object Watches let you select any object and
show its position and rise/set times on the screen.
Weather forcasts for any location
(requires free registration with Weather Underground web site)
NightSky animation of Mercury Transit.
Full Screen Docking
Use NightSky as a desktop toolbar as shown docked to the
right of the screen. One click opens normal operations.
Print Star Maps
Print any view you select.
Your NightSky package includes complete instructions in two
formats: an application help file and a PDF format manual.
NightSky will (optionally) check for free program updates and
if you approve download and install the update.
Rock Solid Software
Sandia Software has been making high quality software for 30
years. Our software is tested and used worldwide. We stand
behind and update our software with new features as they are
You must have the following computer
equipment to operate the NightSky 6 application:
A PC or compatible computer running Microsoft
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32
or 64 bit).
monitor and graphics card running in SVGA resolution 1024 x
768 or higher. 3d graphics capability (for the 3d view
· A mouse
A hard disk
drive with a minimum of 6 MB available (for NightSky).