Stellarium Mobile Sky Map
By Noctua Software Ltd
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The most realistic sky map to observe stars, planets and constellations!
Stellarium Mobile Sky Map is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic and accurate night sky map, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
The sensor control will also enable you to identify a star in just a few seconds, just by pointing the phone at the sky!
This award-winning astronomy application is finally available on iOS featuring:
* a catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map
* a catalog of many nebulae and galaxies, with pictures for some of them
* asterisms and illustrations of the constellations for several sky cultures
* artificial satellites, including the International Space Station
* realistic Milky Way
* realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation
* accurate simulation of stars extinction, and atmosphere refraction
* 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites
* night mode (red)
* GPS positioning, accelerometers control of the direction of view in the sky
Stellarium mobile Sky Map is created by two of the original developers of Stellarium, the Desktop version of this famous astronomy and planetarium stars chart app.
What's New in Version 1.20
* Fix rendering bug on iOS 9.
* A few minor improvements
The best star gazing app
I have used Stellarium desktop for years and was excited to find this mobile app. It meets all my expectations! Works perfectly. Any problems in previous releases seem to be fixed. Directionality sensors can be turned on and work well. Ecliptic line can be turned on. Constellation lines have good visibility. The only thing I don't like is the way you have to select locations if you are not using the GPS. You cannot type in a search window but instead have to scroll through a long list of countries and the a longer list of cities to find your closest location. Then it doesn't even remember that location so if you want to find another city in the same country you have to start the entire selection process all over. That is a relatively minor complaint but can be annoying when you want to quick check the view from another location. But all in all this is a 5 star app!! Many many thanks to the Stellarium development team.
Please: Absolute magnitude and constellation boundaries!
I'm a high school astronomy teacher and use the desktop app regularly because of the level of detail it provides over other apps. I REALLY need to see the following features to make this useful for my students: absolute magnitude for stars, modern constellation boundaries, and the ecliptic line. Also, the +/- buttons are redundant since pinching does the exact same thing. Use these buttons to do something more useful, like advancing by a particular time increment of your choosing. Also, when in tracking mode (where the sky moves with the phone) make it so when you search for an object arrows guide you to where that object is in the sky so you can move your phone accordingly. Common feature in many other apps, and would make Stellarium on iOS stand out from its desktop counterpart by taking full advantage of the mobile platform. Please add these and I would pay to have this app loaded on every iPad in our department. That's $$$ for you!
Doesn't seem to know which way north is. Every other application works fine but this puts north facing the wrong way.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 26, 2015
- Version: 1.20
- Size: 42.9 MB
- Seller: Noctua Software Limited
- © 2015 Fabien Chereau et al. (GNU GPL)
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.