By Wobbleworks LLC
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Whether it's watching eclipses, looking for satellites, or flying through the solar system, Luminos has everything you need and more! Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining huge celestial databases into a beautifully-rendered space simulation that will amaze you! Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to professional astronomers, and everyone in between.
View eclipses for thousands of years into the past and future, and even re-create them for yourself in 3D! Browse our vast deep space image catalog (the largest of any mobile app, anywhere)! Track meteor showers for this weekend or from the day you were born! We even render the meteor showers in 3D -- fly up to the ISS and see what meteor showers look like from above! Travel through time, travel to craters on the moon, travel through the rings of Saturn, watch the solar system in motion from high above, and see the swarms of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet (yikes!)
When you want to see where something is in the sky, hold Luminos up and it will point the way! Best of all, Luminos only needs an internet connection to update data once in a while, which means you can be in the middle of nowhere and Luminos will still educate, entertain, and assist you with detailed information and images!
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 and our 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 9.2.1
Welcome to Luminos version 9.2! We’ve made some big improvements in this release, and the biggest of all are new ultra-high definition textures! You can now view the Moon and Earth in amazing detail with 100 megapixel textures, and we’ve also freshened our sun texture with a higher resolution version created from SDO and STEREO imagery. Finally, we’ve made Dr. Axel Mellinger’s beautiful all-sky Milky Way panorama even more gorgeous with new image processing and a higher resolution.
This release isn’t just about looks — we’ve also tweaked features and made fixes: eclipse maps now show the boundaries for totality and provide more details about the moment of greatest eclipse, moon phase changes are listed under the Moon and shown in the Tonight view, satellite positions and rise/set times are more accurate with the WGS84 shape model for Earth, and we’ve added support for the new Astro-Physics CP4 telescope.
You’ll also find numerous fixes and tweaks, such as widgets adjusted for iOS 10 and motion tracking that activates more easily. You can find full details and videos at our website!
Fiixed in 9.2.1: The equipment editors no longer sometimes show blank fields and they now use a larger font. We also tweaked the constellation images slightly for a more consistent appearance between different screen resolutions.
This is a very fun and informative app. Most features can be learned simply by tapping the buttons on the screen. If that is not enough, go to the browser and select user's guide and there are professional informative videos on how to operate the app. The Video on the basics is slightly more then 5 min. So it won't waste your time. Selecting a planet, the app will fly through the solar system and orbit the selected planet. Features on it can be selected for more information. Or select a satellite and go "ride" it, So you can see the earth from that perspective.
Fun to use and a serious astronomy tool also. My favorite astronomy app. I found the Andromeda galaxy a couple of nights ago using binoculars and was able to look up all the information on this app. It was really a delight to find and learn someone new.
I'm still using this app the most for looking at the night sky. I have tried two other apps, but they just don't work well for me.
Very Good - could be better
Nice looking app but not for the amateur astronomer at the scope because it doesn't take configurability seriously. I know some reviews laid the simplicity but at at this price it should be a Pro level app. When your at the telescope and observing, the last thing you want to do is fiddle thru menus or wish you can do certain things and thus have to open a separate app. It's about saving time to appreciate the views - so being able to configure this type of app to your liking is crucial. I support this work and appreciate it - and it has my business. But still not replacing my other iPhone app at the scope.
Beautiful app, but can't control my iOptron mount
I'm a bit of a sucker for astronomy apps, so when Luminos sponsored a podcast I occasionally listen to, I checked it out. It is a beautiful app and obviously a labor of love, and easily worth the asking price (and more!).
The only issue I have is that, while it appears to have all the necessary settings to control my iOptron SmartEQ Pro mount (via the iOptron StarFi adapter), it always says that it didn't get a response from the mount after connecting. The same settings work fine on the "big name" astronomy app, so I'm not sure why it fails with Luminos.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 09, 2017
- Version: 9.2.1
- Size: 789 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Wobbleworks LLC
- ©2010 - 2017 Wobbleworks LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.