By Wobbleworks LLC
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2015 PC Magazine Editor's Choice! Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing.
Luminos combines millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation that will 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 !
What's New in Version 9.1
Our new release adds beautiful translucent terrain, orientation modes for different coordinate systems, and variable star categories. We've made it easier to track your satellite flyover alerts and expanded our star cross-reference with hundreds of thousands of new entries. Deep space object display has been improved, as well as quick sorting for stars. And don't miss the new model for 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, clouds on Venus, and a theoretical position of the mysterious Planet Nine!
Check the product release notes for a full list of features and fixes.
Two things really bother me about this app. If I happen to touch the screen inadvertently it will mark an object, usually a star, and want to show info about it, etc., etc. when I do not want it. There is no way to simply turn it off! I'm stuck with interfering data on the screen, in the way, that I can't get rid of. I find that VERY annoying! Also, why can't I have a simple horizon line instead of all the extra cluttering grid?? Otherwise it is a good app, it just over complicates itself.
After the latest update, this app has finally become what I had hoped for. I can easily clear the clutter and the horizon line now has a transparent option...two very good improvements. Worth the price, recommended!
Navigating by Stars
Finally I have found a celestial program where I can by name find (and now actually have an instant list of) the 57 stars recognized in the Nautical Almanac. This may appear on the face of it a trivial use of such a clearly capable program - however none of the other "paid for" celestial apps can do this, or even when asked and financially encouraged bother to make a list available in the app. Admittedly I had to list the stars from the Almanac in a custom list - it's not a built-in (hint - hint!) butch that is a small ask. So, if you, as I use a sextant and an Nautical Almanac, this is the program for you.
Not cheap, but worth every penny. Every little detail about it is impressive, the animations, the giant image set, the support for new OS features, and especially the way it lets you easily fly to any destination. You can see that the author has a real vision in how to bring advanced astronomy to everyone.
Lots of depth in this app, and very Apple-like. I’m super-impressed that they got the 100 million star catalog in here… that’s pretty wild!
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Aug 31, 2016
- Version: 9.1
- Size: 635 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Wobbleworks LLC
- ©2010 - 2016 Wobbleworks LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.