was too good to change...
addition to offering many improvements
and new tools with this latest version, Lunar Map Pro™ 5.0
continues to offer the following great features as well:
Multiple map options:
Map Pro is the only lunar software program that provides multiple map options for unparalleled flexibility. Select
the image map for realism, or the outline map for applications, such as
sketching. Interactive geology maps reveal lunar geological history. All maps flip
reverse to match your telescope view and are fully corrected for libration.
Zenith angle capability: Tips
the map view to match the true angle of the moon as seen from your observing location, adding a new level of realism.
Animation Assistant: Create
your own animated movie clips of the lunation cycle, libration, lunar flyovers, zoom sequences and
more. Your only
limitation is your own imagination!
Exclusive 3D graphic visualization: Lets you create actual 3D views of
the harsh lunar landscape. 3D visualization is the next best thing to being
live miniature map gives you a bird's eye view of your map location, even when the map is zoomed in!
Point-of-View: Lets you center yourself above any feature, as if you
are in lunar orbit, eliminating angular distortion.
Extensive feature database: Contains nearly 8,200 features, including
the complete USGS database, domes, astronaut named features, and the USA and Soviet, manned and unmanned landing sites. You can quickly
locate and center any feature, or find lunar sunrise and sunset times for any named feature!
Hover: Identifies features with a mouse touch. Right-clicking provides
additional historical data about the feature.
Field-of-View: Customizes the maps to match the view through your
own telescope and eyepieces.
Surveyor Tool: Built on an advanced GIS (Geographic Information
System) engine, this tool lets you accurately measure surface distances, or the diameters and lengths of lunar features.
Phase Manager: Shows real-time phases for any time and date between
1970 AD and 2100 AD.
Ephemeris: Provides extensive real-time data for your observing
Export - Link - Print: Save map images as JPEGs or paste them to other
documents. Link your astro-photos and observing notes to any feature or feature group. Print customized professional-quality maps.