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To the Stars and beyond……………

Avanquest UK announces the latest product versions in the Imaginova’s Starry Night range of products.

Starry Night Enthusiast 5 brings you breathtaking realism to the night sky; easily navigate yourself around for a rewarding stargazing experience. Dive into the interactive, multimedia SkyGuide for the fascinating history and science guide of your sightseeing destinations. The new spaceship mode puts you directly into the pilot’s seat to let your imagination run wild and for the adventure to begin.

Starry Night Enthusiast lets you view 2,500,000 stars and 40,000+ deep-space objects and learn how to instantly identify planets, stars and constellations. Locate objects easily using the “Find” pane and even add your own comets, asteroids, satellites and even imaginary planets.

Receive automatic updates of new discoveries and orbital data of satellites, comets and asteroids and print detailed star charts can be printed for you to take on your next outing under the stars.

Added features to Starry Night Enthusiast 5:
• Over 70 interactive, multimedia tours - Deepen your explorations
• SkyCalendar - Plan observing sessions including upcoming astronomical events
• NGC-IC Catalogue - Zoom in on 13,000 deep-sky objects
• High-resolution constellation illustrations and panoramas
• Spaceship Mode - Fly around the universe using the joystick supported spaceship mode

Starry Night Pro Version 5.0 provides all the tools to help immerse yourself in the wonders of the universe. A new layer of over 100 interactive, multimedia tours reveal the fascinating science and history of stars, providing a deeper understanding of the universe.

Everything you need is at your fingertips:
• Computerised telescope control
• Online link to 500 million stars - Explore over 16 million stars and 1 million galaxies objects
• Observational planner – Plan a night under the stars
• Observational logs - Store comments and images on individual targets
• See the sky from any location in the universe - Up to 700 million light years away
• Star Charts - Print full sky (180-degree) star charts of any area in the sky
• Automatic updates - Of new discoveries and orbital data of satellites, comets and asteroids

Pricing
Starry Night Enthusiast 5.0 for astronomy enthusiasts ready for the next level retails at £49.99
Starry Night Pro Version 5.0 created especially for the serious astronomer retails at £99.99

About Starry Night…
Starry Night is regarded as the world’s most realistic astronomy and planetarium software and is used by beginners, hobbyists and academics around the world. The New York Times described it as “a beautifully constructed desktop planetarium that is easy to use”. Starry Night is used by Sir Patrick Moore who has commented “Starry Night is a splendid program. I use it personally and, of course, we use it on the Sky at Night.” Other titles in the range include Starry Night Enthusiast (RRP £49.99), Starry Night Pro (RRP £99.99) and Starry Night Pro Plus (RRP £129.99).

About Imaginova …
ImaginovaTM is a branded multimedia company that captures people's fascination with space, science and technological innovation. The company was formed in 1999. Its brand franchises include: Space News®, the premier business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to the commercial and military space and satellite communications businesses; Space at the Crossroads and Strategic Space annual industry conferences; Starry Night™, the world's leading family of astronomy products; and Space.com, a web site that offers rich and compelling space, astronomy and technology content, including information, education, entertainment and business news.

About Avanquest Global Software Publishing
Avanquest, part of the BVRP Software Group, is a leading provider of complete software publishing solutions to meet the global sales and distribution needs of developers. As a fully integrated network of international value-added software publishers, Avanquest combines experienced product management, sales representation, package and product design, public relations and supply chain management systems, with proven direct retailer relationships in 90 percent of the world's software markets. Additional information can be found at http://www.avanquest.co.uk/ and http://www.bvrp.com/

Contact Details

Product Information
Katie Forman
Email: kforman@avanquest.co.uk
Tel: 01752 241468

Press Information – review copies
Natalie Dowse
Email: ndowse@avanquest.co.uk
Tel: 01962 835000
Mobile: 07870 279 233





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