Planet Vistas renders accurate
simulations of the Sun, Moon, planets and their satellites as
currently seen from Earth.
The simulations are drawn to the Windows desktop
wallpaper and are
updated regularly to keep the depiction current.
Version 1.06 -- released
January 1, 2007.
The program is in a file called
planetvistas16.exe. Click on the link below to
start the download. Your browser should prompt you to save
the file. Save the file in a temporary folder.
Download Planet Vistas version 1.06 (planetvistas16.exe, 5.5MB)
Vistas Instruction Manual (pdf) (also included above)
installation program (planetvistas16.exe) by double clicking on it. This program will
extract files and start the installation process.
installation you will be prompted to reboot your computer to
start the program normally.
if you have a previous version of Planet Vistas installed
close Planet Vistas before installing!
started the icon should
appear in the system tray area of your Windows taskbar.
The desktop background should also update to a display showing a
montage of planets as seen in real time.
configure the program either double-click on the icon or
right-click and select Configure. You can also
launch the manual file (pdf) from the configuration dialog.
Click the About button to verify the latest version was
installed successfully. It should report version 1.06.
System Requirements: Pentium II, 16-bit color graphics (256
colors not supported)
Operating Systems: Windows XP/2000/98.
in Version 1.06
in Version 1.05
in Version 1.04
in Version 1.03
size of each body is configured individually
with moons can be automatically sized so that the moons will
always be visible
can be set to allow space for icons around the montage view
option to reset to the original wallpaper has been added