Rather than zooming around the solar system and universe, I would like to be able to visualize the "volume" of the visible night sky (i.e. roughly down to the 6th magnitude) from the ground. I have been unable to find any sky simulation program that will take the parallax of the visible stars and use it to create a volumetric depiction of what I can see when I walk outside.
I can imagine that such a program would create a sense of depth by greatly heightening the parallax effect and then the viewer could bring it into a volumetric appreciation of that part of the sky by clicking on a spot in, for instance, Orion and "wiggling" it back and forth so that there is a foreshortening of the stars depending on their distance, much as a nearby tree moves more than one further away and behind it.
I think it would be fantastic to be able to do that with the night sky in a different type of spatial appreciation than flying in an imaginary rocket around the universe, which many software programs are designed to do. Flying around is wonderful but to depict the sky that you can walk outside and see as having volume would be a truly new way to view the sky that could be as big of a transformation of what you see as learning the constellations. If you know of any software that accomplishes this, please let me know about it, and if it doesn't yet exist, I wonder who could take the parallax of visible stars and create such a program?