SKYMATE PRO The Navigator's Almanac Nautical Almanac & Celestial for the Professional Mariner (Version: 1.05) SkyMate Pro: The Navigator's Almanac is a computerized Nautical Almanac. Using an internal almanac for the years 1900-2100, SkyMate Pro will provide Mariners the accurate information needed for celestial navigation at sea. To maximize the full potential of SkyMate Pro, the user should have a working knowledge and proficiency in the terminology and skills of celestial navigation. SkyMate Pro uses date/time information entered into a DR Toolbar to calculate a number of various almanac functions. The flexibility of the DR Toolbar allows the user to quickly change date/time and position information for the various celestial functions available. Although features are available to project a DR position to various times and dates, the program does not require you to maintain a DR position in order to calculate the various celestial functions. SkyMate Pro provides the following almanac information for: •Almanac years 1900-2100 •Sun and Moon •Navigation Planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn •57 Primary navigation stars as listed in the daily pages of the Nautical Almanac •Polaris •115 Auxiliary stars, as indexed in the Nautical Almanac •Times of Rise, Set and Transit for each selected body •Star Finder chart displays •Predicted solar and lunar eclipses for a given year •Calendar display of the moon's phases for a given year •Calculates compass error •Calculates a fix from a set of LOP's - Lines of Positions taken with a marine sextant •Calculate Great Circle, Composite, Rhumb Line and multiple DR solutions •Print professional looking reports! Mariners •SkyMate Pro provides quick and easy almanac calculations •Visual star charts calculate locations of stars quickly for AM/PM startime fixes. •Professionals add it to your arsenal of software tools as a navigation backup •Casual boaters will benefit by using SkyMate Pro as a refresher to improve on celestial skills Educators •Excellent teaching tool for instructors of celestial navigation •Use to sort through celestial projects submitted by students Everyone •The user friendly Windows interface makes SkyMate Pro an all-purpose celestial program •Calculations are independent of the vessel's DR passage providing the user with a flexible celestial program. •SkyMate Pro is Y2K compliant •Best of All - It's easy to learn and use! Software minimum requirements: •Windows 3.1, 386 cpu, 4mb ram (preferably 8mb), 3mb disk space, mouse.