Sciatrope is a Cocoa (MacOS X) application that helps preparing for, and observe a solar eclipse. It is a "Universal binary" running natively on PowerPC and Intel Macintosh, under MacOSX 10.4 or 10.5. It gives the eclipse circumstances, distance and direction to the central line. It supports the connection to a NMEA compatible GPS receiver, to input location and time. It starts actions (apple scripts, shell scripts or applications) at prescripted times during the eclipse. For signaling the proximity of eclipse contacts, controlling a camera, controlling a live broadcast or whatever you may imagine.
Mac OS X 10.4 PPC,
Mac OS X 10.5 PPC,
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel,
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
||Optional serial line for GPS connection