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The Ultimate Virtual
Explore your universe. Witness the birth of a star or view
the night sky as seen by the Pharaohs of Egypt. Visit the Horsehead Nebulae in
Orion or hitchhike your way across the solar system. Visually stunning and
scientifically accurate, RedShift 2 is based on the international
award-winning multimedia astronomy program, RedShift.
Travel through space and time from the heart of the solar
system to the edge of the universe as we know it. Using the latest orbital
theory, RedShift 2 lets you explore the wonders of the cosmos.
RedShift 2 makes astronomy accessible to the beginner
yet delivers the highest level of accuracy for the serious user. This content
rich program has a wealth of features that bring the universe to you:
10 point-and-click narrated, animated guided
Full-screen virtual reality 3D simulations
of planetary orbits, star fields, and more
Interactive tutorials that help you learn
how to use the program
Original film-quality 2D and 2D
250,000 stars, asteroids, comets and 40,000
deep sky objects
Over 700 stunning, full-screen
astro-photographs of planets, moons, nebulae and galaxies
Videos that chart mankind's journeys into
Dictionary: Follow over 2,000 hyperlinks to
Penguin's richly illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy.
Movie Recorder: Capture your explorations
and play them back as movies.
Maps: Search detailed surface maps of Mars,
Venus, and the Moon to find landing sites and geological points of interest.
Maps of the Earth help you locate major observatories, towns and cities. Choose
from over a thousand named viewing locations.
Visibility Reports: Use this feature to
plan the best time for observing the sky from your own backyard.
Sky Charts: Print charts that identify
stars and constellations.
Requirements: Windows PC
- 386SX or higher (486 recommended), double speed CD-ROM drive, 256 color
display (64k/16 bit color recommended), 8MB RAM minimum with at least 2.5 MB
free, Windows 3.1/3.11 and MS-DOS 3.3 or above, or Windows 95, Windows
compatible sound card, mouse.
- LCII or better, double speed CD-ROM, System 7.0 or above, 8MB RAM with 2.5MB
free, 14" color monitor or larger (thousands of colors recommended), Quick Time
2.0 or above, mouse.
Requirements: Power Macintosh: 6100 with System 7.1.2 or
above, 8MB RAM with at least 2.5 MB free, double speed CD-ROM drive, 14" color
monitor or larger (thousands of colors recommended), QuickTime 2.0 or above,
CD-ROM Today, March 1996
"Playing Galileo is sure a heck of a lot easier (not to
mention warmer) using RedShift 2, the new version of Maris'
award-winning astronomy program."
"RedShift 2 will show you customizable, highly
accurate views of the heavens from just about any location in the solar system
for any year - from roughly 5,000 BC to 10,000 AD. You get data for 250,000
stars, asteroids, and comets, as well as 40,000 nebulae, galaxies, and other
deep-space objects. You can print detailed star charts to take with you to the
backyard or bring to the classroom."
"RedShift 2's interface is incredibly powerful and
flexible, but newcomers beware - you'll need to run the excellent new Guided
Tours to figure out how to use it."
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