Celestial Phenomena Software-Solar System Traveler-Japanese
Crossing time and space through real
Do you dream of traveling the solar system freely on
a planet explorer?
Solar System Traveler realizes such journeys crossing
time and space.
of Traveling Freely
While conventional planetariums reproduce
skies as seen from the ground, the Solar System Traveler
shows celestial phenomena in the solar system of the
past, at present, and in the future from various angles.
Simulation of Motion in Solar System Using 3D Images
Motion in the solar system (movements
of sun, planets, satellites, comets, asteroids) is completely
simulated using accurate astronomical data. All images
reproduced on the monitor such as lunar orbit, period
of rotation, positional relation of celestial bodies
are scientifically precise. The Solar System Traveler
installs a living solar system in your PC.
Can Even Ride on a Comet!
For instance, you can compare a total
solar eclipse from space and on earth, reproduce the
seasons or the approach of other planets, travel around
the solar system along the orbit of Haley's Comet, study
the movements of planets from Mars, etcA┴c Visual points
can be set from anywhere. With every new idea, you can
see new faces of the solar system one after another
before your eyes.
to operate "Time" and "Space" Can
Also be Set Freely
Just by dragging your mouse, you can move instantaneously
to a planet or circle around that planet, just as if
you were steering a planet explorer.
You can also control time by setting the time of observation,
adjusting the traveling speed, going back in time to
the past, etc.
Celestial phenomena are three-dimensionally
introduced using four modes.
When the Solar System Traveler is started, this Main
Menu first appears. Select the mode here.
You can also set the software displays and adjust volume
according to the power of your PC.
The Solar System Simulator mode is the
manual mode operated by the user for traveling in the
solar system in any way the user wants crossing time
at Any Time and Place
You can set the visual point in any way
you want to see the solar system from any angle or land
on a planet, satellite or comet. You can also reproduce
past and future celestial phenomena and adjust the passage
of time to study their movements. The "How-to-List"
for reproducing major celestial phenomena on the simulator
with one-touch of a button consists of 228 items.
In the Solar System Travel mode, you
can develop a travel story from 14 themes such as the
sun, earth, Mars, Saturn, etc.
You Want to be a Solar System Mania!
Tales composed of simulator visuals,
commentaries, extensive images and animations present
numerous topics about the mechanisms of eclipses, birth
of the solar system and planets, future of planet exploration,
etc., to be enjoyed broadly from beginners to astronomy
The 88 Constellation Mode is a planetarium
mode introducing stories of the 88 constellations decorating
the skies at night as well as the names of fixed stars.
This can be used as a quick guide to constellations
as well as a PC planetarium.
This also comes with "Basic Knowledge on Constellations"
which explains the constellations clearly using simulator
Auto-play mode which automatically plays
simulator images against a background of imaginative
You can enjoy 3D images of the solar system in motion
for a full seven minutes on a full screen. You can also
use this as a desktop accessory of your PC.
Recommended Operating Environment
Applicable OS: Windows95/Windows98/Windows2000/WindowsMe
Applicable Models: Any model with Japanese version Windows
CPU: Pentium II 233 MHz and above (Pentium II 333 MHz
and above is recommended)
Hard disk: Space of more than 100 MB
Memory: Above 64 MB
Open GL compatible graphic card is recommended
Surround board is recommended
#CD-ROM drive (Required for installing)
#Video card: Above 800 x 600 pixels/1670 0000 colors
(TrueColor: 24 bits) and above required.
The software may not operate normally in some environments
(model, settings, hardware environment, etc.) even if
the above specifications are satisfied.
Windows is the registered trademark of U.S. Microsoft.
Pentium is the registered trademark of U.S. Intel.
Other company names and product names are the trademarks
or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
The contents of this product may be changed without
How to Purchase
Date of release
October 18, 2000
Components of this Product (Packaged in a box)
Program CD-ROM x 1
Guide book x 1
Price: 12, 500 yen (exclusive of tax)
Purchasing over the Web
The product is available from Kodansha Book Club (Japanese