Star Rover - Stargazing and Night Sky Watching
By EEFan Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Do you love the starry night? Do you want to know everything in the sky? Star Rover is the fantastic planetarium for your iPhone and iPod touch. Just hold up your iPhone and Star Rover will tell you exactly what you are pointing at.
Star Rover determines your location automatically. You'll see the stars, moon, planets, constellations in their proper place from your current location. As you move your iPhone, the star map updates in real time.
Star Rover makes the virtual sky a gorgeous view. You can see star twinkling, beautiful nebulae, occasional meteor and even sunset glow in the evening.
Star Rover is very easy to use. You can simply change the sky view in settings and use Quick Find for everything you want to know in the night sky.
- Over 120,000 stars.
- All 88 constellations with beautiful artworks.
- Planets and their moons with stunning graphics.
- Moon phases.
- Real images of Messier objects.
- Sky objects information.
- Realistic Milky Way.
- Star twinkling.
- Equatorial and azimuthal grids.
- Realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset.
- Eclipse simulation.
- Sky view underneath the horizon.
- Time setting and animation.
- Manually location setting.
- Sky view sharing.
- Quick Find.
- Point and view (iPhone only, compass support required).
What's New in Version 5.0
New feature: Quick Find provides a simple way to browse and explore the constellations, planets and Messier objects.
Fantastic App, Would Love More Mythology
A fantastic app for finding constellations, planets, and other objects such as galaxies in the night sky. The search feature and informational feature is great for finding constellations and learning about various galaxies and planets. The only thing that would improve this app would be information on the various constellations (that and the ability to click on a constellation and select it). Granted, the lack of story ought to push the truly curious into deeper study of mythology. But a brief description and backstory for each constellation (just as each of the planets have currently) would make this app truly fantastic.
Outstanding, Even My Wife Enjoys It
I am not much of an astronomer, but I enjoy understanding the night sky. My wife enjoys my pointing out planets, but I need an app like this to help me. Pointing my iPhone at the sky and getting the solution is great. The other night I was pointing out planets and constellations to her and she became childlike in her enthusiasm pointing to stars asking me what they were. Normally this is beyond my abilities, but that night I had all of the answers!
One suggestion, include an option to use GMT as the time variable. This would make looking at different locations easier.
I like the new search feature. Just what I wanted!
I use this app to help me find things to look at with my telescope. I am new to the telescope viewing but have been using this app for learning for awhile now. Have had no problems with using it. It has loads of info on the selected object. There are many settings so you can set to see objects you want to search for at a particular time instead of being overloaded with too many objects.