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As featured in the Education AppStore!
Awarded Best Stargazing App 2012 in Tap! Magazine's 100 Best iOS Apps Ever!

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Luminos brings the excitement of the universe to you with beautifully rendered views of the night sky. Instantly zoom in to high-definition views of the planets and moons with a few taps on the screen. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet! Then, let Luminos entertain you with fascinating stories on the history, knowledge and mythology of your favorite planets, moons and stars!

When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an internet connection. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. 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!

Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, watch eclipses, 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, Luminos is here to make it all easy and fun!

You'd normally have to buy many apps to get all of these features, but 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 glorious views of the heavens! Get out there and start exploring!

What's New in Version 7.3.2

New! Tapping dates on the What's Up calendar will change the date in the Sky View as well, making it easier to preview the evening when planning sessions in advance!
New! We've changed the planets list in What's Up so that all eight planets are always displayed instead of just the ones visible to the naked eye.
Fixed! We made a change to motion tracking in the last release which turned out to be incompatible with iOS 5, causing Luminos to crash whenever motion tracking is turned on. We found a workaround so iOS 5 users can use motion tracking once again.
Fixed! The weekday column labels are drawn correctly in locales where the week starts on days other than Sunday.
Fixed! The view-flipping controls will appear at startup if view flipping is on.
Fixed! The Jim Kaler STARS articles display their images correctly in night vision mode.
Fixed! Orbit and rotation data for the planets went missing! We figured out what happened to it and put it back where it belongs.
Fixed! Spanish users will now see the correct translations for the the Home and Now buttons, and a few other controls have better translation choices.
Fixed! Celestron users will no longer see the Solar and Lunar tracking controls disappear when tracking is stopped.
Updated! As usual, we've updated our catalog of IAU planetary surface features to include the latest additions. You can locate fifteen new features across Mars, Ganymede, and Iapetus.


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic Application

Over all it is a fantastic application and I highly recommend it.

I had been using Planetarium for Palm OS for many years to track what was above my head and to plan searches with my telescope. It had also served as a replacement for the nautical almanac for celestial navigation. However, eventually time came to update and Palm was no longer.

After searching I came across Luminos. This application gives me almost everything I need with out of this world graphics. In addition to assisting in locating natural celestial bodies, the tracking of manmade satellites becomes a breeze. I was able to identify the international space station when it would have been easily confused with just another flight out of MIA.

Updates occur regularly without glitches.

The only thing missing are the meteor showers. I have already contacted the developers and they assured me that they are looking into this.

#1 Top 3 Astronomy Apps Beautiful

I'v bought a lot (15) of Astronomy Apps, looking for the prefect one. Luminos, StarChart, Redshift,
Are the top 3. Luminos is #1 because it does everything, just point your Phone or iPad at the sky, and it tells you what your looking at.. Best of all there are NO other request for money, or adds.
Others want money for meteor showers,
asteroids, comets, But not Luminos. And it's Beautiful.


I have been using this app for several months. I only began to really appreciate it when I used it to help locate Comet ISON. The multitude of features make it more useful for more advanced users, although still easy enough for everyone to use. It is easily my most used astro app. Don't hesitate, buy it today! You will NOT be disappointed!

Luminos - Astronomy companion for iOS
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2013
  • Version: 7.3.2
  • Size: 144 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Seller: Wobbleworks LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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