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Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining 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 9.2.1
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.
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.
A work of art! A masterpiece ! Stunning !!!
This app just keeps getting better and better this is the real deal. Fantastic update thanks for all the hard work it shows. With each update it gets gets better and better. Thanks your hard work shows.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 09, 2017
- Version: 9.2.1
- Size: 789 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Wobbleworks LLC
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.