Night Vision

Version: 
5.2
Release date: 
Monday, 20 May, 2019

License:

Interface:

Authors/Port authors:

Night Vision is a "planetarium" program for OS/2, and will display the heavens from any location on Earth.

Visit the author's website for a.o. translations (incl. Russian).

Originally developed for OS/2 (until 2006), is now available in Java. Current version works from 1000 B.C. to 3000 A. D.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Available both as ZIP and WarpIN package:

  • download the ZIP package to temporary directory and unpack it to destination folder, run INSTALL.CMD for 2.6 release. Create a program object pointing to java.exe with the following parameters: "-jar X:\PATH_TO\nvj.jar", for java releases.
  • the WarpIN package is self-installing.

See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Night Vision v. 5.2 (20/5/2019, Brian Simpson) Readme/What's new
History 5.2 Added option to save Solar System window preferences for viewing of scrollbars and time controls. Corrected code that required Java 1.7 so that it runs on Java 1.5. Windows NV installer changed to BitRock InstallBuilder for uniformity amongst installers.
 www.nvastro.com/nvj52.zip
Night Vision v. 5.2 (source code, 20/5/2019, Brian Simpson) Readme/What's new
History 5.2 Added option to save Solar System window preferences for viewing of scrollbars and time controls. Corrected code that required Java 1.7 so that it runs on Java 1.5. Windows NV installer changed to BitRock InstallBuilder for uniformity amongst installers.
 www.nvastro.com/nvj52src.zip
Night Vision v. 5.1 (Java, 1/3/2019, Brian Simpson) Readme/What's new
History 5.1 Added time controls to Solar System window. Number of star names has been increased and reflects the standardized names used by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Enhanced resolution of desktop icon.
 www.nvastro.com/nvj51.zip
Night Vision v. 5.1 (source code, 1/3/2019, Brian Simpson) Readme/What's new
History 5.1 Added time controls to Solar System window. Number of star names has been increased and reflects the standardized names used by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Enhanced resolution of desktop icon.
 www.nvastro.com/nvj51src.zip
Night Vision v. 5.0 (Java, 1/4/2017, Brian Simpson) Readme/What's new
Version 5.0 adds: - Star database expanded to 11th magnitude - over a million stars - Enhanced Find for stars includes additional designations (e.g. RR Lyr, P Cyg, d Cen,...) - Map added to Set Location window
 www.nvastro.com/nvj50.zip
Night Vision v. 5.0 (source code, 1/4/2017, Brian Simpson)
 www.nvastro.com/nvj50src.zip
Night Vision v. 4.0 (Java, 14/1/2016, Brian Simpson)
 www.nvastro.com/nvj40.zip
Night Vision v. 4.0 (source code, 14/1/2016, Brian Simpson)
 www.nvastro.com/nvj40src.zip
Night Vision Icon file (14/1/2016, A. Doff)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/java/apps/misc/nvj-ico.zip
Night Vision v. 2.6 (OS/2, WarpIN, 8/7/2006, Brian Simpson)
 www.nvastro.com/nvsn26.wpi
Night Vision v. 2.6 (OS/2, zip, 26/6/2006, Brian Simpson)
 www.nvastro.com/nvsn26.zip
Larger deep sky catalog (, Giampiero Spezzano) Readme/What's new
a larger deepsky catalog by Giampiero Spezzano (Over 13,000 objects.)
 www.dropbox.com/s/j0nl1lhhpwl431y/nvdeepsky.txt?dl=1  local copy
Record updated last time on: 21/09/2019 - 07:37

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