Starry Night Backyard ESD FAQ

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

Trial Registration Number
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.

Download & 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

General Run-Time Problems
Problems with the way the program runs

Time & Date
Time zones, Daylight Savings time, sunrise/sunset times, eclipse times

Viewing Location
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


Still confused?
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.