Shira Universe 2.3 version has published with new visualition differences.

New Earth Atmosphere and Sun style on landing mode, Sunrise and Sunset transitions became more realistic.

 

The 3D Models, spacecraft and asteroids( 67p, Itokawa) imaging speed became much more faster.

 

And others,

New visual changes were started on the Shira Universe at this version. Initially the following innovations were developed.

- Textured 3D constellations

Added shows textured constellations capability. Now there ar two textured constellation types that "kids_colored" and "hevelius".

 

- Color Animated constellations

To show more artistic constellation developed color animated style. This feature is available only on Landing mode. 

- New Planet orbit styles

Now planet orbits are more artistic. 

- New line styles

Now line styles are more artistic.

Fixed some performance issue. 

Data2Dome is an effort of the European Southern Observatory (ESO; https://www.eso.org/public/outreach/data2dome/).
It uses a content distribution and publishing standard aimed at bringing astronomy data seamlessly into planetarium systems real-time.
(IPS web page - http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=data2dome)

Now, Shira Universe has new feature "Data2Dome" and Sureyyasoft is an integrated vendor of "Data2Dome".
You can download ShiraUniverse 2.0.0 version and test "Data2Dome" feature.

Supported D2D contents

  • - Flat, Fisheye and Spherical (Equirectangular) Images
  • - Flat and Fisheye videos.

Warning: "Data2Dome" feature is required internet connection on working computer.

 

  Another developments in 2.0.0 version

  • - Added "Fulldome Background" feature in Media Manager
  • - Added Flat Video Manager in Media Manager
  • - In Presentation Builder added "Permanent" property to "Background Item".

The new version Shira Universe has new features, new script commands and many bug fixes.

Data2Dome Apod ( Nasa Astronomy Picture of Day) support

Nasa Apod service was integrated to Shira Universe Data2Dome operation. At this time, you can pull and show max last 100 APOD data on your dome. To set show Apod data, open D2D settings and just enable APOD resources.

 

Now, Shira Universe has support to more languages.
Most of this version features have inherited from last Mitaka versions (1.3.1 & 1.3.2).

New version highlight listed below
  • Added Planetarium Target feature to Target & Scale window (none, moon, sun, jupiter) 

In the Planetarium mode the Sun, the Moon and Jupiter was able to track and specify the target (Earth of the ground only).

 

  • Added three eclipse present feature
    • "Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 as seen from space."
    • "Partial solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 (Tokyo, Japan)."
    • "Total solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 (Indonesia Ternate Island)"

 

 

  •  Added Mercury topological data.

 

  • Added Arive of Juno spacecraft  3D model at Jupiter preset.

 

  • Added Kepler spacecraft 3D

 

  • Added new language supports with all Shira Universe windows translated
    • Italian
    • Indonesia
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Thai
    • Turkish

 

You can download and test Shira Universe from download page..