Solscape 2.4.2

Solar data browser What is Solscape?

Solscape is a "Solar Data Browser" application that grabs real time, up

to the minute images of the Sun in multiple light wavelengths. Solscape

also monitors current Solar flare activity, Earth view satellite images,

Solar geomagnetic activity, and Aurora activity. Solscape gets all of

its information via the Internet and compiles it in a single, easy to

use application. You can save and archive the data that Solscape

collects for later use, and you can tell Solscape to automatically grab

the data when you want. How do I use Solscape?

Simply double click the Solscape icon to launch. There are six main

areas of information: Sun (sun images), Graphs (solar data graphs and

charts), Aurora (Aurora Borealis, AKA Northern Lights data and images),

Earth (earth images from space), Alerts (current solar alerts and

forecasts), and Moon (moon phase information). Click on the toolbar icon

to see the list of items for each area, and then choose an item from

the list on the left to see the data (Moon and Alerts do not have an

item list). In the item list you will notice either a "!" or "√"

mark next to the item name. An "!" means the data are missing and need

to be downloaded, and a "√" means the data are ready for viewing. You

can set several options for gathering data, including automatic download

scheduling (the "Schedule" button above each image), always download

missing data when an item is selected, and more. For more help, please see the "QuickGuide.jpg" image included with Solscape. What happened to the Aurora Alerts?

Aurora Alerts are no longer included in this version of Solscape, as Cosmic Debris, another StimpSoft™ application, already handles that. You can find Cosmic Debris here. What are the plans for the future of Solscape? I plan to add the ability to archive images, create time-lapse movies, and fix that damn moon phase page eventually. How much does it cost?

Solscape is "Suggested Donationware", or Freeware. You may use Solscape

for free for as long as you wish without any restrictions. However, in

order to help defray the cost of development and web services, we would

like you to consider donating

$20.00 to StimpSoft™ (John Schilling) if you use the application often

and find it usefull. You do not have to donate $20.00 to us, you can

donate more, less, or nothing at all. But it's good Karma, and it will

help StimpSoft™ keep developing and maintaining this (and other)

applications. Changes:

Version 2.4.2: Option to set location to southern hemisphere (for moon

phases). Minor bug fixes. French localiztion by Ronald Leroux.

Version 2.4: Finally, the moon information is accurate (based off of code written by John Walker).

Version 2.3: Universal binary version.

Version 2.2: Data gleaned from www.sel.noaa.gov fixed, url changed to www.sec.noaa.gov

Version 2.1: Now works with OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

Version 2.0.0: Complete rewrite in Cocoa. There are still a few things

that need to be finished, mostly regarding the item descriptions. If

anyone can help in writing up missing item descriptions, please do so. Applescript support and other geegaws will also be added over time. System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher, internet connection. Usage:

Solscape is 159% Freeware. Solscape may be freely distributed, as long

as no fees are collected for it. You do not have to contact StimpSoft™

or the author for permission to distribute this application. Actually, I

would prefer it if you just left me alone. Really.