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Fabio
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Hi Guys

Just a quick question, what would you advise is the best FREE astronomy software for the mac - i have tried stellaruim, but i am running 1.3.9 panther OS, and you need tiger, is there an older version of it i can download perhaps>

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Iain
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Software for MAC

Here are some links you could explore (although not all FREE):

http://www.davidillig.com/astromac.shtml
http://www.perkins-observatory.org/software.html
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I find Astroplanner to be pretty good. There's more functionality than I'll probably ever need. ts focus is not on being planetarium software though as its more for planning and logging observations.

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Fabio wrote:Hi Guys

Just a quick question, what would you advise is the best FREE astronomy software for the mac - i have tried stellaruim, but i am running 1.3.9 panther OS, and you need tiger, is there an older version of it i can download perhaps>

Cheers

Iain
Hi Iain

I have just downloaded Stellarium 0.9.1 for my 700MHz eMac running OS X 10.3.9 and it seems to run okay. Give it a try again from here, and see how you get on:

http://www.stellarium.org/

Good luck! :)

Mark

EDIT:

As an update, the version of Starry Night Backyard I use, V4.0.4, was on a cover disc of one of the Mac magazines. Keep an eye out, a later version may appear! :)
Scopes: Celestron C8 Classic (Black-1990), Skywatcher Heritage 130P Flexitube (2014).
EPs: Plossls - 24mm, 16mm ES Maxvision 68°; 18mm, 12mm, 8mm BST Explorer 60°; Kellners - 25mm Celestron; 40mm & 9mm Japanese; MA - 25mm & 10mm Skywatcher; Skywatcher 2x Barlow.
Binos: Helios Apollo 15x70. CZJ Jenoptem 10x50W, Manfrotto 679B Monopod/DynaSun WT011H 3/8 TriggerGrip Ballhead, Vanguard PhotoTripod (T-120223AB). Olympus 8x40 DPS I. Halina Discovery 8x30 [x2].
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