During the International Year of Astronomy, the Redshift software and plug-ins are offered at affordable prices, as well the launcher for free.
Whether you have a MAC or a PC, the free launcher and the plug-ins at redshift-live.com are a great way to start sampling the best available astronomy content on the web at little or no cost.
The Redshift software package allows astronomy fans from around the world the opportunity to share and enhance their passion for the sky. The user-friendly program includes new articles about astronomy and space flight, the latest observation tips, exclusive guided tours and an active community of other star gazers. Redshift has a wide variety of multimedia content and covers space missions, the solar system and constellations.
“Already tested and praised by critics around the world, Redshift live and Redshift 7 are named the official products of the International Year of Astronomy 2009,” said Raphael Steinbach, product manager at USM, the company that publishes the Redshift software. “The reasonable price allows everyone from beginners to experts and parents to professionals to experience the galaxy while learning and having fun at the same time. The advanced tracking and visualization tools enable the user to chart thousands of asteroids, comets and even meteor showers.”
Redshift live and Redshift 7 features:
• Deep sky photography based on the latest discoveries and star catalogs with the ability to chart asteroids and comets
• Online community that provides added value in the form of tours and information sharing
• Most popular brands of robotic telescopes (ASCOM compliant) as Redshift assists the telescopes with steering and processing its position
• Access to the online Google map to view anywhere on the planet in more detail
• Special “3D-flight”
• Improved database with more than 100 million stars, the view of the Milky Way in different wavelengths and more than 125,000 asteroids and 1,800 comets
• Option to travel back in time and learn what happened in the sky on the user’s important dates, such as a birthday or anniversary
• Option to purchase plug-ins, which allows Redshift live to grow with the users’ needs over time.
The premium software is $79.90; the compact software is $14.95; and the launcher is free online and allows for the customization of packages to suit personal tastes. This is a hobby filled with hours of entertainment as the additional plug-ins are $9.99, $4.99 and free. Purchasing the plug-ins is another alternative to the software and it allows the users to grow and develop their astronomy skills. To purchase the software, please visit www.redshift-
About Redshift Live
The Redshift software is a top-selling virtual planetarium software that includes Redshift live, which provides its users with a sense of community along with guided online tours. Redshift live also features current astronomical events and places to upload and share videos and pictures. With more than a thousand registered users, the learning is endless while building relationships with other astronomers around the world. Heralded by astronomy enthusiasts and hobbyists, Redshift can be used on most computers and downloaded online. A key component is the ability to link to the new astronomy portal at www.redshift-
About United Soft Media
United Soft Media (USM) was founded 15 years ago and is one of the leading publishers of electronic media. USM creates rich software experiences that are easy to use and technically exemplary. USM’s products include audio plays, console software and mobile content for PDAs and mobile phones. Downloads are available at www.usm.de. USM also publishes distinguished CD-ROM and DVD ROM publications containing educational content and entertainment, as well as family-oriented games. Product content includes nature, technology, art, culture, hobbies, parenting, computer and IT skills. The USM product portfolio includes more than 200 multimedia titles, with around 60 new titles each year. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
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The Redshift software is a top-selling virtual planetarium software that includes Redshift live, which provides its users with a sense of community along with guided online tours. Redshift live also features current astronomical events and places to upload and share videos and pictures.