Starry Night Backyard
This FAQ answers questions about the ESD (downloaded) version of Starry Night Backyard. If you have a different version of Starry Night, please return to the technical support page and select the FAQ for the appropriate version of Starry Night.
If you want to know what features are in Starry Night Backyard, or how it compares with other versions of Starry Night, please go to the Backyard features page.
Information about the multimedia program QuickTime needed to run Starry Night
The registration process which allows users to try Starry Night for free
Note: To try the ESD version of Starry Night Backyard, you are required to obtain a special temporary trial registration number.
& Installation Problems
Problems downloading Starry Night Backyard to your computer and installing it
Documentation and Support
Where to turn for more help with the program
Purchasing Starry Night Backyard
Buying the program after your trial period is up
Updating to the latest version of Starry Night Backyard, or upgrading from/to another version of Starry Night
Problems with the way the program runs
Time & Date
Time zones, Daylight Savings time, sunrise/sunset times, eclipse times
Setting or changing your home location or your viewing location, to places on and off the earth
Starry Night's interactive Internet database
Printing & Making Movies
Printing charts and making QuickTime animations
Constellations & The Zodiac
Finding your birth sign, seeing the sun on the Vernal Equinox
Solar System Bodies
Planets, moons, comets, satellites, and asteroids
Information on the star data in Starry Night
Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions that haven't been answered here. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions.