Microsoft Telescope Software

Introducing the WWT (Worldwide Telescope Software from Microsoft. This Web 2.0 software is the real deal and allows you to browse the night sky via your computer. It scans the best land-based telescopes and space-based across the world giving you unparalleled access to high-quality imagery.

Running in a visual software environment, you can seamlessly pan and zoom around the night sky find new stars, explore planets in more detail and so much more.

Link to download from Microsoft

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe. See the x-ray view of the sky and zoom into bright radiation clouds, and then crossfade into the visible light view and discover the cloud remnants of a supernova explosion from a thousand years ago. Switch to the Hydrogen Alpha view to see the distribution and illumination of massive primordial hydrogen cloud structures lit up by the high energy radiation coming from nearby stars in the Milky Way. These are just two of many different ways to reveal the hidden structures in the universe with the WorldWide Telescope. Seamlessly pan and zoom from aerial views of the Moon and selected planets, as well as see their precise positions in the sky from any location on Earth and any time in the past or future with the Microsoft Visual Experience Engine.