WorldWide Telescope has just been updated to version 188.8.131.52 named Solstice Borealis. WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky.
This new release includes the following features:
– National Virtual Observatory Cone Search / Registry Lookup
Search through the United States NVO registry to find information about astronomical bodies. Can be found under “Search” in the menu
– Stereo 3D Views – WWT supports Anaglyph 3D view. Stereoscopic view also supports a split screen of normal and anaglyph views or a cross-eyed view. You can find these one under “View”.
– Image Alignment – Super-easy pivot align feature. Just load any image, align one correspond star, right click on star centroid and dragging any other star allows you to scale and rotate the view to exactly match the background. Map Cruncher for the universe? Use CTRL+E.
More detailed information about this update can be found on Chris Pendleton’s Blog.
So how to get this new version? Two ways to do so:
1. Start up WorldWide Telescope, and click OK on the prompt
2. Go to WorldWide Telescope and download from there. It’s free! Don’t forget to read the system requirements first!