Free download AstroNav

AstroNav

1.1.6
Combine multiple sights on different tracks. Data available for 9999BC to 9999AD including
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User rating
5.8/10
12 votes
License
Shareware
OS
Windows
Developer
NavSoft
Version
1.1.6
File size
8.4 MB
Language
English
Release date
20 January 2011

AstroNav 1.1.6 review

    AstroNav is a reliable software attributed as a sight calculator, a definitive astronomical reference or simply to print daily Nautical Almanac pages.
    This unique program uses the same standards of accuracy as published tables but with a catalogue extending beyond Barnard's Star. It is applicable as a sight calculator, a definitive astronomical reference or simply to print daily Nautical Almanac pages. It is useful in plotting or combining multiple sights while allowing for changes in course or speed. By entering the altitude and bearing, a list of potential bodies will be offered so that ambiguous sights will be immediately apparent. It also provides data like: a Star Chart, twilight information, Moon phases and Eclipses. It can also print conventional Nautical Almanac pages for the full range of dates; 9999BC to 9999AD.
    AstroNav, its twilight screen can calculate the times of Sunrise, Sunset and twilights for a month or voyage.

Publisher's description

Using the same standards of accuracy as published tables but with a catalogue extending beyond Barnard's Star; it can be used as a sight calculator, a definative astronomical reference or simply to print daily Nautical Almanac pages.
Multiple sights can be plotted/ combined while allowing for changes in course and/ or speed. Once an altitude and bearing has been entered, a list of potential bodies will be offered so that ambiguous sights will be immediately apparent.
The other data available is comprehensive e.g. a Star Chart, twilight information, Moon phases and Eclipses. It will even print conventional Nautical Almanac pages for the full range of dates; 9999BC to 9999AD. The AltAz screen can be used to plan sights or to list bodies around a point on the celestial sphere either by altitude/ azimuth or by Declination and Hour Angle.
The outlines of the constellations is the best available including ones like Sextans which rarely look like a sextant. Bayer/ Flamsteed designations are provided for over 3,400 stars together with the names of over 500 stars. Henry Draper, Hipparchos Tycho and GCVS designations are also available.
The Voyage Plan is a sophisticated tool on its own. Tracks can be calculated from positions or tracks can be used to generate positions. ETAs can be calculated from speeds or speeds calculated from ETAs.

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