PolarFinder for Windows


After the installing procedure you can find a link to PolarFinder in your start menu. You can launch PolarFinder by clicking on this icon. This icon reppresents some stars on a black sky.

PolarFinder is just a sideral timer. Infact PolarFinder using the longitude definde in the longitude boxes calculate the sideral local time. After calculating sideral local time PolarFinder calculate the Polaris position. The red reticule pattern describe the polaris position like a polar scope. The white marker instead shows the real polaris position.

In the downside panels you can read information about the previous peak and the next peak. For the previous peak you can read the time pass from and the hour of the peak. For the next peak you can read the time remaining and the hour in which the peak will be reached. All these times are solar times. The number indicates solar hours not sideral hours.

In the botton panel you can read other information: the SMLT (Sideral Medium Local Time) and the position and the SMGT (Sideral Medium Greenwich Time).

The button on the panels allow you to modify the longitude for calculating the peak.

PolarFinder for Windows

Windows Version

I've developed this version using Delphi XE2 on Windows Seven and tested just only on this platform. I have construct the setup using Inno Setup. If you experiment some troubles you can contact me at contact@polarfinder.com