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2013 finalist in the Family category of TabTimes' best tablet app contest;

"Distant Suns is easy to use and understand. The graphics are amazing. I use it every chance I get. I love showing people the stars." Lee Brandon-Cremer, Space Shuttle Almanac

Distant Suns has been your personal guide to the cosmos since 1985. First on the desktop, now right in your hands. While others play games, you can travel to the stars.

Award-winning Distant Suns has the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for casual sky watchers as well as serious astronomers.

•Named in the "100 Essential Apps" by iLounge
•Featured on NPR's MarketPlace

Features include:

•No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.
•View from the Earth or out in the solar system
•Observe the targets being monitored in real-time, by the SETI Institute for signs of possible extraterrestrial intelligence
•Compass aware (iPhone/iPad only). Simply aim and gaze.
•Over 300,000 pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand with support for up to 17 million.
•Integrated with NASA's Night Sky Network space events in your area (US only at present)
•What's Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of the evening's sky
•Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
•Stories behind each constellation
•Viewpoint Lock keeps any planet centered
•Current weather patterns on the earth, updated daily
•Change the look of the stars
•Galaxies, nebula and star clusters
•Hubble Space Telescope images
•All 8 planets (Pluto is optional)
•GPS aware
•Special color mode preserves your night vision.
•Touch the sky to reveal hidden data for each object
•Planetary data and information

First Light is a proud member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers with family-friendly apps.

Twitter: @distantsuns, @lazyastronomer
AIM : lazyastronomer
Support: www.distantsuns.com

What's New

Version 3.4.16

● Fixed some issues due to iOS 11 changes that could have caused app exits
● Made some mods under the hood for the next major release

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Awesome

Joe Morello

If one is interested in Astronomy, this app is for u, easy to use and insightful! 🇨🇦😊

Awesome app.

YYC iphoner

Used this on Maui and it was fantastic. Best part is that it's free!

Dist suns

Tktjtkfm

Great app! I've got a number of astronomy apps and this one is my fav. The only problem is that the accelerometer didn't work properly when I was outside, away from a wifi connection (I don't have 3G). It didn't allow me to input my coordinates in conjunction with the motion sensor. Nevertheless, 5 stars for being breathtakingly excellent.

Information

Seller
Mike Smithwick
Size
438.5 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017
Price
$6.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Hubble Guide Star Catalog $1.39

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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