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SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more! Over 1.7 million downloads. App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App “If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.” – CNET "If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get." – AppAdvice “SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.” – 148Apps Editor’s Choice You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys. Features: • Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location. • Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events. • Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch. • Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events. • Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters. • Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night. • Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time. • Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts. • Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times. • Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks. • Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying! What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!
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***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. ***** Featured on ABC's "The View" ***** Featured in "Wired" magazine One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen. --- What People Are Saying "Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor "GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice "I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer --- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps? • Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. • Designed specially for efficient outdoor use. • Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on! • Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there. • Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around. • Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. • Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning. • Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars. • Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify. • Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text. Features: Identify • On screen object name, brightness and distance • Contains all stars visible to the naked eye • Light adjustment for viewing conditions • Red light mode for night vision • Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass. Find • Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way • Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude • Moon phase calendar • Sun rise/set times Explore • Day, sidereal and time lapse animation • Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects • Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images • Actual image taken of the Milky Way • Below horizon display • Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen. Learn • Constellation images, boundaries and patterns • Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia • Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales • Interactive graphical ephemeris • Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data More • High performance graphics • Easy setup using auto location or built in city list • Location favorites * No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales. Many more enhancements to come as free updates. * See web site for video demo
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