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Shadows Pro is a software package for designing sundials and astrolabes, developed by a French amateur astronomer François Blateyron.

Shadows allows you to easily create a sundial customized for your location and then to build it thanks to printouts to scale. Shadows is free in its base level. It is used by thousands of users around the world. Discover the world of sundials on this web site through educational pages and photo galleries.Planispheric astrolabe, universal astrolabe

Vertical declining analemmatic sundial

Bifilar sundials

Drawing of azimuth and altitude lines on the sundial

Sidereal hours, unequal hours

Solar graph (azimuth-altitude) with horizon mask

Colored background outside solstice arcs

Export of drawing layout in DXF (AutoCAD)

Export of animations in AVI

Tool for the calculation of sundial parameters from a photo

Efficiency graph of a solar pannel

Plane sundials with polar style (horizontal, vertical declining, equatorial, polar, meridian)

Sundial drawn to scale 1, of any size and any orientation or reclination

Compatible with any location on Earth, in northern or southern hemisphere (5100 locations installed)

Style drawn to scale 1

Tables of coordinates of hour line points and declination arcs

Drawing of solar or mean hours, with or without loude correction

Text frames that can be moved and resized on the sundial, with preinstalled list of mottoes

Equation of drawn in various forms

Drawing of a protractor and azimuth circle

Export of data in Excel format

Copy-paste of images in bitmap format

Fully illustrated 130-page user manual

User interface translated in 17 languages

Inclined and declining sundial, declining polar sundial, spider sundial

Analemmatic sundials

Cylindrical sundials

Ephemeris tables

Italic hours, Babylonic hours,

Insertion of image frames on the sundial

Export and copy-paste of drawing layout in EMF (vector format)

Drawing of the construction layout of a sundial

Simulation of the roof's shadow on the sundial

Change of orientation and reclination of a sundial

Tool for the deteation of the wall's declination

Direction rose, map of the sky

Mariner's astrolabe

Stars finder map

Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version.