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SkyView - Explore the Universe

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 27, 2015
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    Purchase; iTunes account required.; $1.99 to buy
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SkyView lets you use your iPhone camera view to create an augmented-reality view of the sky complete with constellations, planets, and satellites. Simply launch the app and point your iPhone camera skyward to see constellations and other celestial bodies where they are in real time. You also can touch planets, stars, and constellations to get more info and history at the bottom of the screen.

While you can spend plenty of time simply pointing in different directions and viewing celestial bodies, SkyView offers a few more handy features for finding what you want. You can use the search tool to quickly bring up an alphabetized list of celestial bodies, with buttons across the bottom of the interface to narrow your search to planets in our solar system--stars, constellations, or satellites. The search results let you know which celestial bodies are above or below the horizon in your location, making it easy to find things you can actually see.

Another extra lets you enter the date and time to see what's in the night sky. This acts as a sort of time machine, letting you view the position of stars and planets on a specific day and determine whether you'll be able to see a planet as it passes closer to Earth, for example. But even just using the current date and time, SkyView lets you "scrub" forward on the moon's path, for instance, to see where it will be positioned later that day.

Overall, by using augmented reality, the iPhone accelerometer, and gyroscope technology, SkyView is an excellent way to identify celestial bodies, satellites, and constellations right from your iPhone. If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.

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1 stars

"19 times out of 20 it does not run on my ipadmini"

March 09, 2013  |  By angkulye68

 |  Version: SkyView - Explore the Universe 2.1.0


none to think of


wont start always comes up with a compass error message


find another app

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.3
Now available for Apple Watch! Includes:- A beautiful Glance that tells you where to look in the sky to spot the brightest planets, stars, satellites, and space stations as they become visible throughout the night.- A home view that elegantly displays a chronological list of the brightest events to see tonight and how to spot them.- Customizable reminders for any future sighting event.- Handoff support quickly opens SkyView on your iPhone and guides you to any object currently selected on your Apple Watch!Happy Stargazing!(To use Handoff, simply select any object in the SkyView watch app to view spotting details. Then, swipe up the small SkyView icon on your iPhone located in the lower left of your lock screen. SkyView will open on your phone and show you the selected sky object's nighttime course through the sky so you know exactly where to find it.)
Publisher Terminal Eleven
Publisher web site http://www.terminaleleven.com
Release Date December 10, 2010
Date Added April 27, 2015
Version 3.3
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Student Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 94.03MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 1,382
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $1.99

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