Astronomy Apps

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  • Version: 3.98
  • Seller: ESCAPE VELOCITY LIMITED
  • Size: 27.29 MB
  • Languages: EN, FR, DE, IT, JA, KO, ZH, ES
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*** Star Chart is now FREE! *** The top educational & augmented reality astronomy app - download and find out why over 20 million people use Star Chart! You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket. Look through the eyes of your iPhone or iPad* to see a high-tech window into the whole visible universe. All you have to do is point your AR enabled device* at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at. Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D simulation of the visible universe, and a great deal of technical wizardry, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight! Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device* at it – you might just find out it’s a planet! Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down! Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more. Star Charts features include: - Just point and view. When you hold your device up to the sky, Star Chart will automatically start tracking your movements to match the sky *. - Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers! - In a single app of less than 30MB, Star Chart dynamically scales its visuals and capabilities across all iOS devices to meet the high end capabilities of a retina display iPad while also running smoothly on the earliest iPhones and iPods. - Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of approximately 120,000 stars! - Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects. - Using the powerful Time Shift feature, simply tap the time button and smoothly shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time. - Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius. - Includes the complete Messier catalogue of 110 exotic deep sky objects. - Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness. - Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures. - Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in. - Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night! - Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world. - Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your iPhone/iPad* at any angle. So point your iPhone/iPad* at the sky and see what's out there! ------------ * Augmented Reality mode is available on devices that include a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices. ------------ Star Chart is published by Escape Velocity Ltd and developed by Escapist Games Ltd. We update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to starchart@escapistgames.com. And thanks for all your feedback so far! Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starchart Follow Star Chart on Twitter: StarChartApp
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  • Version: 7.2.3
  • Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
  • Size: 143.24 MB
  • Languages: AR, NL, EN, FR, DE, IT, JA, KO, RU, ZH, ES, ZH
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Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find. ***Over 10 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010*** ***No In-App Purchases*** Star Walk now works with Apple Watch to alert you of upcoming astronomical events. Get started quickly • Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target. • Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view. • Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe. Go deeper and beyond • Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information. • A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago. • A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting. • TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope. Share your experience • Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss. Star Walk is your personal planetarium. • Explore stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day. • There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk - don't miss out! Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favorite app: "With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. It even tells you the names of all the planets. Then, if you point it towards the ground, it shows you what all the stars are in the other hemisphere. It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go." Links: http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html http://www.facebook.com/StarWalkApp http://twitter.com/starwalk
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