Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation to amaze you! Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to professional astronomers, and everyone in between. And now, Luminos features the largest catalog available on mobile, with more than 113 million stars!
Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, or recreate eclipses, Luminos has what you need.
Browse the largest deep space image catalog of any mobile app, anywhere, or track 3D meteor showers now or from the past. Travel through time, identify craters on the moon, fly through space, watch the solar system in motion from high above, or see the multitudes of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet.
You can even get live sky charts and satellite alerts on your Apple Watch! Luminos makes it all easy and fun.
Instead of buying many apps to get all of these features, Luminos includes everything in one low price. There are no in-app purchases to nibble away at your wallet and there's no advertising to distract you from views of the heavens.
When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope, then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an Internet connection. Powerful planning tools help you make the most of your evenings by showing you exactly what will be visible tonight or any night in the future.
Get out there and start exploring!
For more videos demonstrating Luminos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/wobbleworksluminos !
This version adds support for the new phone and watch sizes, plus it fixes a crash under iOS 9, and adds the ability to return to the top level of the browser by tapping the Browse button a second time.
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of information for any level of astronomy. I would love to see an observation forecast showing what viewing conditions you can expect in your location based on weather conditions, atmospherics, local light pollution data, and the instrument you are using. If it had this it would get 5 stars.
Thank you for the review. I hope to put in more forecasting tools like you mention. I know of the Canadian weather service's astronomy forecast and am looking into that for doing forecasts for North America, but I don't know of a similar service for the UK or Europe. Please drop us an email if you know of any resources we could use to provide UK/EU forecasting data. Clear skies, - John
Interesting but difficult to manage
This app is loaded with useful and fascinating information but I have found the user interface very difficult to manage.
Perhaps, in a couple of decades, I will return to update this review.
Thank you for the review. Brian and I enjoy making Luminos and we're working on version 10 for release later this year. I agree that the UI can sometimes force you to navigate too deeply which becomes cumbersome, so for version 10 I'm bringing more information up into the main pages and providing better navigation shortcuts, such as tapping the Browse button to return to the root from anywhere within the browser. It'll be free to anyone who already owns Luminos, so it'll show up later this year in your App Store updates. Hope you give it a try. - John
Exceptional App. Use it to control my telescope now and just to explore when it’s cloudy.
WOULD LOVE TO SEE JUPITER’s MOON CAST SHADOWS.
Thanks for the feedback! We're working on the moon shadows and they should be in an update later this Winter or early Spring.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.