updated 03:35 pm EDT, Mon April 17, 2006
Equinox 6 released
Microprojects.ca has released Equinox 6, a Universal Binary version of the planetarium program that runs natively on Intel Macs. Equinox 6 includes filters for organizing deep sky objects, controls to adjust the sky display, and a window that simulates a telescope's view. Users can build a tour, connect to a telescope, and slew from object to object using voice commands. The software boasts a complete re-design in Xcode, transparent control panels, an improved math engine, scroll wheel support, and a 360-degree circular sky display. The update also offers better star brightness/color control, contextual menus, and localization in Hungarian. Equinox 6 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is priced at $50. Registered users of Equinox can purchase the upgrade for $25.