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SkyView - Explore the Universe for iPhone

$1.99
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,609
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Purchase; iTunes account required.; $1.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    74.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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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

2013-03-09 02:29:29  |  By angkulye68

 |  Version: SkyView - Explore the Universe 2.1.0

Pros

none to think of

Cons

wont start always comes up with a compass error message

Summary

find another app

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.0
Dear Stargazer,This is our big end of the year update that takes advantage of new iOS9 features, Spotlight and 3D Touch!To use Spotlight, just swipe down on your home screen and search for your favorite celestial object like Gemini, ISS, Capella, or Orion. When you touch a SkyView search result, SkyView will open and select the object. To use 3D Touch with SkyView, press hard on the SkyView app icon from your home screen. The SkyView app icon will present shortcuts to your favorite objects, search, and Tonights Sightings. (Requires 3D Touch compatible devices)Happy Holidays!Terminal Eleven
General
Publisher Terminal Eleven
Publisher web site http://www.terminaleleven.com
Release Date December 10, 2010
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 3.5.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Student Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 74.81MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,609
Downloads Last Week 5
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $1.99

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