GoSkyWatch Planetarium

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

By GoSoftWorks

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 9.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 98.09 MB
  • Developer: GoSoftWorks
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.3+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 10,080 Ratings

Description

Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. ***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Featured on ABC's "The View" ***** Featured in "Wired" magazine No in-app purchases! One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen. --- What People Are Saying "Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor "GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice "I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer --- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps? • Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. • Designed specially for efficient outdoor use. • Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on! • Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there. • Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around. • Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. • Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning. • Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars. • Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify. • Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text. Features: Identify • On screen object name, brightness and distance • Contains all stars visible to the naked eye • Light adjustment for viewing conditions • Red light mode for night vision • Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass. Find • Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way • Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude • Moon phase calendar • Sun rise/set times Explore • Day, sidereal and time lapse animation • Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects • Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images • Actual image taken of the Milky Way • Below horizon display • Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen. Learn • Constellation images, boundaries and patterns • Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia • Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales • Interactive graphical ephemeris • Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data More • High performance graphics • Easy setup using auto location or built in city list • Location favorites * No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales. Many more enhancements to come as free updates. * See web site for video demo

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Reviews

Great App for Astronomy

5
Best Astronomy app on the planet.
By Azrael65

Astronomy made easy

5
It is so easy to use, to find stars, to identify planets, it is wonderful.
By Hughmmons

Love it!

5
I Love it
By Jonathan Clark Roberts

Night sky.

5
Pretty awesome to be able to point my phone and be informed about night sky phenomena. Thanks for a great app.
By 1GirlirGirl

Great App

5
Use it with my GoTo to find objects to observe...what an assistant.
By Dolphin View

Wonderful app

5
I love keeping track of the planets and constellations and this app makes it easy to do so
By Spwbks

Marvelous

5
Location location location
By Acharantos

love the app but

1
...every time i reset my phone (about once a year) its impossible to find the app to re-download it. Goskywatch is not categorized under stars, stargazing, star watching or even “sky”. So it always takes me 10 minutes to remember the un-memorable name of the app. Which apparently isnt searchable in the app store unless we all remember the apps name.
By swiftouch

Random crashes

1
Problems with both phone and iPad. Looks like it is not being tested with latest iOS updates
By Joeyboy204

Fantastic

5
This is the perfect app for late night star watching
By bJblevins

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