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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.
Amazing Astronomy App
After several years of use and personal review of a variety of similar applications, this one is still by far my favorite.
It provides access to every star catalog and database with which I'm familiar and a few more, which may be downloaded separately and in several sizes for space considerations. It also allows independent toggling of every kind of satellite and flying object one can really think of (except for UFOs, of course).
This chart is more than that, however: between the various settings and the selection of displayed information, the application has proven useful for every practical purpose I've thought of so far. It will help with stargazing and location of celestial objects, tracking the solar system for general information and seasonal meteorology, and mapping transits between compass grids. The graphics are also quite beautiful.
Note, however, that this is a planetarium-style program and does not presently include an orrery, although it is possible to zoom to and orbit any object (so it's still similar to an orrery anyway). It also contains telescope linking and eyepiece/magnification features but I've never successfully convinced this program to register mine as a remote device. The developers do support the app with regular updates and new features, however, so the above may be or become a non-issue.
It is a fantastic app for it's price, and has proven consistently worth a true five-star rating.
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.
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!
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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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.