Equinox

Developer: Microprojects

Current Version: 140.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 48.6 MB - Download

Description:

Equinox is a powerful planetarium program that has many features for both the beginner and advanced astronomer. It has filters for organizing deep sky objects with many controls to adjust the sky display, colors and fonts. Equinox can control most telescopes and there is a window that simulates a telescope's view. You can build tours and photo horizons and modify the database. You can even slew your telescope with voice commands.

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Release Notes:

1. Added Lion full screen mode support.
2. Reversed pinch/zoom direction.
3. Reversed scroll wheel zoom direction.
4. Removed grey window outline in full screen mode.
5. Fixed a possible hang on launch after upgrade.
6. Added J2000 option for Find panel RA/Dec entry.
7. New icon.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by K4DJV

Clean, elegant interface at a fair price, tutorial videos at website - I have used the free software that came with my Dobsonian scope for about 2 years. While it certainly is feature laden, I found myself resetting things often and didn't find the interface Mac-like. This software seems to strike a good balance between features and ease of use. The tutorial videos for the Pro version was extremely helpful. Sometimes if you have not used program for a while it i nice to have a video tutorial section to refer to. I seriously considered another product since I had their app on my iPad. That company seems to conceal the price for their software on their website so they lost that sale. Another company is all about glitz and upgrades...nah to that as well. When you compare prices there is no comparison (unless you get something free yet not as polished). This is a mature while not feature-bloated app. I can't say anything about the scope control aspects of the program and I don't see myself doing any imaging (watch the tutorials).

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
2/5
Version 1.3.0
Review by Tao2005

Crash - This app, though ran like a dream with snow leopard, crashes with lion. PLEASE UPDATE, for lion compatibillity.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people