Luminos

Luminos

Luminos

By Wobbleworks LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-11
  • Current Version: 9.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 876.60 MB
  • Developer: Wobbleworks LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.82
4.82
From 917 Ratings

Description

Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation to amaze you! Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to professional astronomers, and everyone in between. And now, Luminos features the largest catalog available on mobile, with more than 113 million stars! Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, or recreate eclipses, Luminos has what you need. Browse the largest deep space image catalog of any mobile app, anywhere, or track 3D meteor showers now or from the past. Travel through time, identify craters on the moon, fly through space, watch the solar system in motion from high above, or see the multitudes of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet. You can even get live sky charts and satellite alerts on your Apple Watch! Luminos makes it all easy and fun. Instead of buying many apps to get all of these features, Luminos includes everything in one low price. There are no in-app purchases to nibble away at your wallet and there's no advertising to distract you from views of the heavens. When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope, then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an Internet connection. Powerful planning tools help you make the most of your evenings by showing you exactly what will be visible tonight or any night in the future. Get out there and start exploring! For more videos demonstrating Luminos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/wobbleworksluminos !

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Reviews

The universe in your hand.

5
This app, Luminos, is absolutely amazing to me in how thorough it is for those interested in astronomy. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way and am just a retiree with a nice telescope and a passion for stargazing. But I am so satisfied with the quality and user-friendliness of Luminos that I felt compelled to let others know that it is well worth every penny of the cost. I have had planetarium software on my desktop before but Luminos out shines them all and provides the convenience of a handheld app. From my armchair I can plan the evenings stargazing targets, check to see where and when my favorite targets will be in my limited view like the planets, space station, Messier galaxies, and meteor showers. The more that I use the app, the more I find to see.
By Trail Jogger

Jack

5
Simply amazing
By graystoke1972

Best Astronomy App

5
This app has helped me learn so much and reignite a curiosity about the stars and cosmos with me. Thankful for the awesome developer that is always pushing updates and is responsive to the community.
By quantumcosmonaut

Great

5
I love this app; allows me to see things in the sky I never knew existed
By BamaFan_68

Enjoying this is very cool

5
I have learned so much about real time space thanks well worth the money spent on this app
By jackdave7

Luminos

5
Just incredible! It’s been years since I’ve been involved with astronomy and got SkyView app for my iPhone because it is so simple and enjoyable and will jump start you ! but I wanted more than point and look so to speak don’t get me wrong it’s a keeper but this luminos app goes into such a dimension that you feel like you are being an astronomer you can’t beat the $25 fun entertainment!
By mike wildwood

All custom settings gone after update

3
I had multiple custom telescope settings for my camera lenses, all gone. Why?!
By BPPhotog

Outstanding!

5
Love this app! Has everything you need.
By stormspotter4u

Love this app, but I would it if you added the ability to center on objects while in orbit mode

5
I love this app; it's better in some areas than Sky Safari, but I would love it if you added the ability to center in on objects while in orbit mode.
By GG777

Several glaring issues...

3
A solid sky chart Astro app. However, there are several long-standing, dismaying features. 1. The Cardinal directions, such as East, ESE, SE, etc. float *above* the horizon in the sky itself—among the stars! That’s just plain weird. Every other Astro app puts them below the horizon line, where they belong. 2. Even with a middling density of DSO names, parts of the sky end up cluttered with labels — but far worse is that they shift their positions dramatically as one moves around the sky chart. That’s distracting and the sliding around of the labels is much greater than in any other app. You’ll be dragging the sky chart east or west and suddenly a label will come rushing from the left edge and slide across the sky! Then it will glide left or right, sometimes up and down, etc. Compounding the problem, it becomes hard to tell which object the label belongs to as it moves to the left then to the right, then higher or lower, etc. All this is vertigo-inducing. 3. The labels are an odd mix — mostly long popular names and a couple of IC labels. But there’s no option to show M or NGC numbers! That’s a striking omission. 4. Tapping on an object leads to a set of center, zoom, & info buttons appearing in the sky — with a mini photo that’s barely discernible. It’d be so much better if tapping on an object popped up a larger photo with information right away — with choices below that for further actions. 5. Settings remained buried under a Search button; a strange location. It should be a top-level choice — e.g., right beside the Observe or Date buttons. Urge the developer to play with other apps, e.g., Sky Safari and the original Starmap Pro to see how all these things can be much better handled!
By AstroPaul

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