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Starlight - Mobile Planetarium

By Gyrocade

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NEW - PLANETARY SOUNDS PACK. Listen to eerie sounds captured by the Voyager II and Cassini spacecraft. Hear recordings from Mars Curiosity's on board sensors!

Point your iPhone like a magic lens into the night sky, and see in real time what stars, planets, and constellations hover above.

Starlight features the smoothest navigation available on the app store, at a blazing 60 frames per second. Not only is this planetarium app fast, it's beautiful to look at. See constellations come to life against a vibrant backdrop of stars, each colored according to their actual stellar classification. Amaze your friends and educate your kids with this impressive app.


* Information at your fingertips. Learn about stars and planets. Discover trivia connecting stars to some of your favorite science fiction Learn the folklore behind constellations.

* Lightning-fast navigation.

* Over 100,000 stars from the Hipparcos database, painted accurately according to their spectral type.

* All 88 western constellations.

* Planets of the solar system. (We threw in Pluto because we're sentimental.)

* Universal app - play on either your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!

NOTE: This has been designed for the iPhone 3GS and later, iPod 3rd Gen, and the iPad. You must have the Location Service enabled for the application to work properly.*

Starlight is an ever-expanding tour of the Cosmos with new content planned regularly.

FUTURE FREE UPDATES: New artwork and sound, more information, and some exciting additional features coming soon!

We want to hear from you! What would like to see in Starlight? Let us know by reviewing the game or visiting our website!

What's New in Version 1.5.1

- Fixed crash on devices without an internet connection when an in-app purchase is initiated.
- Sensors are given a little more time to self-calibrate before the view is displayed.


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Customer Reviews

Amazing App!!! Highly Recommend!

Loved this app from the moment I got it! Recently boosted my adoration when I used it during a Cruise to the Bahamas. Super accurate and spot on. Love the fact that it shows u things below the horizon line and also allows u to search by solar system, stars or constellations. I don't know what that little icon on the bottom left is but the app crashes whenever I touch it. You guys might want to fix that. But I still give it 5 stars. If that icon does something more impressive, you people deserve a medal, or a 6 pack or a night out at the strip club. Thanks for this!!!

Very cool app

Very cool app! At first, I thought it might work by using the device's camera to identify the stars, but now I see that it uses the built-in gyroscope and compass to line things up. I ventured out tonight in the cold in my pajamas to test it out and I found that, once my iPad got it's bearings, things lined up pretty well with the display on the screen; Jupiter, the third brightest object in the sky, was easily identifiable.

Best graphics

This app takes stargazing and planet locating to a whole new level. It has all the search capabilities and quick access anyone could need. When my wife asks, "What star or planet is that one?" I just open the app wait a few seconds and show her the observable universe. Great job on design! I really like the locator features.

Starlight - Mobile Planetarium
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Size: 18.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Planetary Sounds Pack$1.99