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ZOOM RedShift 3
$4.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case w/ Manual) (REDSHIF3PO)

Maris Multimedia / Piranha

Reference / Astronomy


Your Desktop Observatory

What would you give for a powerful observatory in your own backyard? Imagine penetrating millions of light years into space, plotting out the constellations, analyzing dramatic cosmic events, and then printing accurate star maps.

That's RedShift 3, the ultimate hands-on planetarium. Based on RedShift, the award-winning multimedia astronomy program, RedShift 3 puts you in charge of the latest scientific information. With a few mouse clicks, you'll know what to look for from your yard tonight. Or view the Earth from 20,000 kilometers away. Or witness the birth of a star.

Novices love this program for its accessibility and easy-to-learn interface. Professionals use it for its depth and accuracy. RedShift 3 is the interactive tool that puts the Universe in your hands.

Take Part in the Cosmic Drama

RedShift 3 delivers powerful features and exciting presentations, created by world-renowned experts. Packed with scientifically accurate information, they will take you deeper into space than any telescope you can buy.

Witness the Big Bang
How could everything explode from nothing? Travel back to the beginning of time to understand the origins of the Universe.

Expand You Point of View
See the night sky at any time within a 16,000-year period. And from any planet in the Solar System. Place yourself on Pluto a hundred years into the future. Or gaze at Mars as the ancient Egyptians did.

Get Closer to the Stars
How do stars form? RedShift 3 takes you interactively through the spectacular evolution of stars - and shows you the explosive end of our own sun.

Map Your Universe
How do astronomers map the stars? Use your own Celestial Sphere to understand how scientists assign positions to objects in the sky.

Catch the Next Eclipse
Predict the occurrence of solar and lunar eclipses for any period between 4712 B.C. and 10,000 A.D.

Follow the Planets
Select a planet or moon and view it from any position - zooming close if you wish. Then track the object as it moves through its orbit.

Tools That Open the Sky

  • Completely updated interface and control panels - more accessible for beginners and more versatile for sophisticated users
  • Explore positions of more than 1,000,000 mapped objects
  • Enter the date and your location, and see what to look for tonight, or prepare a Sky Diary for any month you choose
  • Calculate the timing of key events such as comets, meteor showers, and eclipses
  • Explore interactively all the stars in the Hipparcos and Tycho catalogs
  • Download the latest scientific discoveries directly from integrated Internet links
  • Click on technical terms to get definitions and more from the latest Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy
  • 16-bit graphics add spectacular realism to views of planets and moons
  • Enhanced movie-making feature allows you to capture your explorations using Active Movie technology


Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 100, 16 MB RAM, quad speed CD-ROM drive, 640 x 480 x 256 video (800 x 600 x 16 bit recommended), 11Mb Hard Drive space (79 Mb including MS Internet Explorer 4.0), 16 bit sound card, 28.8 Kbps modem for Internet functions.

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