3DAstronomer is an incredibly accurate real-time 3D visualization tool optimized for astronomical applications. All data for the program was gathered by the European Space Agency, including telemetry, imagery, and positional data for planets, asteroids, and stars.
The program contains the Hipparcos database of stars with accurately measured distances. The European Agency gathered data during a four-year satellite mission, including precise solar system astrometric and photometric measurements. Thanks to this database, astronomers have been able to more accurately plottthe stars in the sky, and these exact measurements are represented on the 3DAstronomer program.
Stars not measured for the Hipparcos database include dim or variable stars, including close doubles.
3DAstronomer allows you to journey to the closest stars, including Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri. Make sure you visit the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, a mere 51 trillion miles from earth!