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Designed for the modern amateur astronomer
Starry Night 8 has been retooled from the inside out to best meet the needs of the modern amateur astronomer! With a stunning new object database, incredible integration to cloud services, and tons of new, intelligent features, Starry Night Enthusiast 8 sets you up for observing success like never before!
Find everything you've been looking for
At the heart of Version 8 is a new Deep Sky Database of extended objects that makes the Starry Night experience better than ever!
Incredible rendering & precise positioning of over 36,000 targets
Carefully crafted by compiling the absolute best object data available
The most accurate sizes & shapes of objects ever in Starry Night
Advanced database created from 12 cross-referenced catalogs
Huge upgrade replaces a majority of previous Starry Night catalog
TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and Mars InSight 3D models
Hundreds of new in-depth descriptions for the brightest stars in the sky
New and updated mission paths for your favorite space missions
Observers come first
Get ready for the most seamless astronomy setup you've ever experienced! Filled with new features to make observing as fun and efficient as possible, Starry Night Enthusiast 8 will meet the needs of most advanced observers and help amateurs & enthusiasts take their astronomy game to the next level!
Open Astronomy Log standard makes data much more accessible
Easily create multiple Observing Sites using maps & location services
Audio Tours provide engaging, in-depth narration for many subjects
Audio Descriptions add hours of commentary for interesting objects
An elegant new dark theme is easier on the observer's eyes
Redesigned SkyGuide now matches new dark theme interface
Sky Calendar Includes a comprehensive list of significant sky events
Put astronomy on autopilot
Integral to Starry Night Enthusiast 8 is the LiveSky Cloud. In addition to being stored on your computer, all of your observing data is optionally backed up, free of charge, to our private cloud servers. The LiveSky.com Cloud isn’t just about backup, however -- it opens up a universe of possibilities for extending, sharing & analyzing your observing data!
Sync, share and export your data to other services with ease
Data & assets entered at LiveSky.com sync to Starry Night Enthusiast 8
Preparing sessions & recording observations is easier than ever
Sync to any LiveSky-enabled astro app including SkySafari 6
Registration details and download links to Starry Night Enthusiast 8 for Windows & macOS
Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF (embedded within the program)
New, comprehensive 146-page User's Guide PDF (embedded within the program)