Installation of the COELIX LITE software
To install the software, simply run Coelix10XX.exe (where XX is version number) and follow the instructions in this installer.
• Windows 32 bit and 64 bit.
• Pentium 4 or more recommended
• Memory : minimum1 GB.
• Hard disk : 200 MB free space
• Screen : resolution of 1024 X 768 or more recommended, set to 96 dpi or 120 dpi in Windows
• Printer : laser or inkjet to print the sky maps, almanacs and tables
• An internet connection is required to download updates of the software, etc.
STARTING THE COELIX LITE SOFTWARE
Installation should be easy. If you experience problems during installation or at the starting of the software, first check that your configuration corresponds to that described above. Your screen should be set to small fonts (96 dpi as installed by default in Windows) or set to medium fonts (120 dpi).
UPDATING THE COELIX LITE SOFTWARE
Because the software will continue to evolve, you will be able to download free updates or purchase a CD of the complete software at a reduced cost. You will find the software updates at the page:
When you first use COELIX, you should go around the software and try all the available functions by clicking the buttons on the various pages: The Observer's Guide, The Moon, The Solar System, Stars and Deep Sky. Consider using the Help in the software and click on the column headers in the tables for description of their contents. Also try the Search Engine, a very powerful tool for finding celestial bodies and display their ephemeris. Finally, you can try editing and printing sky maps and graphic almanacs. You will thus discover the various features of COELIX.
SETTING THE TIME AND THE OBSERVATION STATION
When using COELIX for the first time, the default observation station is Montréal, the software displays the time in standard time (winter time) and assumes that Windows time is also in standard time. You can easily change these defaults so that the phenomena be displayed correctly for your own observation station. These changes will be retained.