By Q Continuum
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers
Over 10 million downloads!
• Sky 2D: locate planets with flat view of sky
• Sky 3D: planetarium style view of the sky
• Visibility: shows times when planets are visible
• Globe: rotating 3D globe of planets and moon
What's New in Version 4.0
Smoother motion tracking
Location requested only while using app
Improved iPad user interface using popovers
Entire screen now used on iPhone 5 and up
Updates for iOS 8 and iOS 9
This app has more features than I was expecting and they are great. The different features include Sky 2D, Sky 3D, Visibility, Globe, and options, where you can modify parts of the app to accommodate your use of it, and make it specific to you. The accurate and useful information is easy to access with the easy tabs at the bottom of the screen. The app uses the motion of your phone to create a 3D view of space. Further, in each planet is given its own description, where details are very specific and informative. There is nothing I would add!
great graphics, lots of fun!
I love the graphic for each planet - very nice! My favorite quick references are the Visibility List and the Spinning Globe. I love tilting it to see the Arctic or Antarctic in full. I check this app nearly every day!
My only wish is that they would include Pluto. (A so-called 'dwarf' planet is still a planet!) I realize it would be prohibitive to include all the 'dwarf' planets, but Pluto has a special place in the hearts of many people, worldwide. It would be very meaninful to me, and to others, if they would include it with the other planets in this app.
I love it
After having this app for over a year, it became my go to guide for "what is that bright star?" answers. In the last year I have learned so much about the night sky with this app. I can somewhat navigate my way around just by looking up now.
Allways remember that couriosity should never be wasted! For that I recommend this app for anyone learning/studying or just for the quick reference.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jan 16, 2016
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 14.9 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Dana Peters
- © 2016 Dana Peters
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes