SkySafari 4 Plus
macOS / Education
***SkySafari Plus for Mac OS X has been upgraded! This is the old version. To get the latest SkySafari Plus for Mac OS X, search for SkySafari 5 Plus in the Mac App Store!***
SkySafari 4 Plus has all the features in SkySafari 4, and more! Now optimized for Mac OS X, SkySafari Plus adds a hugely expanded database, wired or wireless telescope control, and spaceflight to SkySafari 4.
Like our SkySafari iOS apps, SkySafari for Mac OS X comes in three versions, Basic, Plus and Pro. This version, Plus, includes 2.5 million stars, 31,000 deep sky objects, the Solar System's major planets and moons, and over 4,000 updatable asteroids, comets, and satellites. Simulate the sky from any place in the Solar System, up to 10,000 years in the past or future. Expand your astronomical knowledge with over 1500 encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets. Enjoy more than 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.
With SkySafari 4 Plus, you can lift off into space and leave Earth's surface behind. Click the Orbit button to fly into orbit around other objects in the Solar System, and beyond. Follow eclipses, occultations, and transits in Earth's sky. View the planets and their moons as only NASA space probes have - even indentify every crater on them.
SkySafari 4 Plus adds wired or wireless control for Celestron, Meade, Orion, SkyWatcher, and most other computerized telescopes. It can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Mac's built-in WiFi, and our SkyFi or SkyWire serial accessories (sold separately). Plan observing sessions with Observing Lists, log your observations, and share your data with friends. More astronomers use SkySafari for telescope control than any other app!
SkySafari Plus takes advantage of Apple's latest Mac OS X features. It understands multitouch gestures and supports full-screen mode. Its responsive, fluid interface builds on the award winning SkySafari for iOS. SkySafari's streamlined interface puts the universe at your fingertips. It's hard to believe there's even more in SkySafari 4 Pro - but Plus will keep anyone with a small backyard telescope busy for years. (Please note: due to Apple policy, there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari 4 Plus to Pro.)
What's New in Version 4:
*Apple Maps integration: choose your location from a built-in Maps view
*Animated meteor showers, with complete viewing information and spectacular graphics
*New horizon panoramas: Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco, Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia, and the top of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island or add your own
*New and updated descriptions for hundreds of objects.
*Objects lists are now sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, Dec, and many other properties
*New Advanced Search options let you find objects using properties other than their name. For example, you can find all objects of a certain type, within a certain constellation, brighter than a certain magnitude, etc.
*New Telescope Equipment settings let you enter a list of all your telescope equipment. Select different combinations of eyepieces and telescopes to display field-of-view automatically. Set up a separate camera and auto-guider FOV. All FOV indicators can be labelled in the sky chart
*Now log observations of objects directly from the Object Info view, or show all your observations of any object at once
*New Variable Stars list, containing the brightest and best-known variables in the sky
*Added descriptions for dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites; and many images
*Dozens more tweaks, bug fixes, and additions we don't have room to list here!
Quoi de neuf dans la dernière version ?
1) Fixes incompatibility with Mac OS X 10.6.8 thru 10.8.x.
2) Fixes problem with configuring Celestron Wi-Fi Telescope Access Point mode.