SkyView - Where will the Sun rise and set today? Is there a Full Moon tonight? Where is the Big Dipper? What is the name of that bright star? What are some fun facts about these objects?
SkyView Free is a powerful and easy-to-use application that answers these questions and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover really neat things about these sky objects. SkyView Free is unique because it blends the camera view with incredible 3D graphics of the sky objects to provide a really neat Augmented Reality (AR) view of your sky.
SkyView Free helps you find stars, constellations, and satellites. Type the name of the object and then simply follow the arrow until it appears in the camera view. Discover neat facts about each of these objects.
· Sky Paths - Select the Sun or the Moon and see its path through the sky for a 24 hour period. Move the camera along the path and see when and where the sky object will be compared to your horizon. It may even be below your feet.
· Change the Date and Time - Travel to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times! For example, use SkyView Free to see how the stars will align on interesting dates such as December 21st, 2012!
· Final NASA Space Shuttle Missions (Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis) - Use SkyView Free to witness history by viewing the final flights of the Space Shuttle Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis as they streak across the night sky.
· Amazing 3D Graphics - Surround yourself with beautiful, 3D graphics of the Sun, Moon, stars, constellations, Space Shuttle and the International Space Station as you point the camera to the sky.
· Stars and Constellations - Stargazing has never been so easy! Just aim and tap the screen to identify hundreds of stars in the night sky! Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out of the camera view.
· Satellites - View the International Space Station and the final Space Shuttle Missions! SkyView Free automatically retrieves current satellite orbital data (when available) so that your satellite viewing remains as accurate as possible!
· Search and Locate - Looking for the ISS? Trying to find the North Star? Want to witness a Space Shuttle flyby? Use the search feature to select an interesting object and then simply follow the arrow to find its location in the sky.
· Landscape Astronomy Mode - Rotate your iPhone or iPod Touch into landscape position to quickly transform SkyView Free into full screen astronomy mode to see real-time readouts of Right Ascension (RA), Declination (DEC), azimuth (AZ), and elevation (EL). Use the RA and DEC values to help set up your telescope.
· Compass and Horizon - SkyView Free displays convenient compass and horizon indicators right on the camera view! Simply point the camera down to see a compass or into the distance to view a horizon line. It’s very easy to see when and in what direction a sky object will be visible!
· Lots of interesting facts - SkyView Free has lots of fun facts about our universe. Just touch the sky object and discover!
· Gyroscope Mode (iPhone 4 and iPod Touch only) - If you have an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch you can take advantage of the new gyroscope. Get incredibly smooth, responsive and precise camera views as you aim the camera all around!
· Augmented Reality (AR) - SkyView Free accurately blends and animates 3D images of the sky objects within the camera’s view no matter what direction you are pointing.
What's New in This Release:
· SkyView is now universal! Run it on your iPhone, iPod, iPad 2, and the New iPad
· Easily capture and share snapshots of the universe through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email
· Hundreds of new stars/deep sky objects added (thousands added to the premium version of SkyView)
· As you explore the skies, objects in your sights will be identified to you before tapping on them
· All new constellation artwork
· New 3D models for the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope
· Dramatically increased 3D graphics resolution
· App now runs in the background when exited and will not require a restart every launch
· Added Launch Center Pro and Launch+ URL scheme support (skyviewexploretheuniverse://)
What's New in 1.3.1:
· iOS 5.0 updates
· Increased 3D object resolution for sharper graphics.
· Improved 3D graphics rendering performance.
· Increased heads up display resolution for a sharper display.
· Added the satellite TIANGONG 1 with additional facts.
· Added the stars, VY Canis Majoris and Proxima Centauri.
· Added over 20,000 searchable cities based on heavy user demand.
· Enhanced city selection dialog for easier browsing.
· Added the World Magnetic Model for increased accuracy for locations around the world.
· Added a camera layer so that you can turn it off.
· Added a troubleshooting section in the settings.
· Added an index to the celestial object search dialog for easier browsing.
· Fixed spelling errors.
· Fixed many other small bugs you emailed us about.
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Supported operating systems:
Apple iOS 4.0.x (iPhone), Apple iOS 4.0.x (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 4.2.x (iPad), Apple iOS 4.2.x (iPhone), Apple iOS 4.2.x (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 4.3.x (iPad), Apple iOS 4.3.x (iPhone), Apple iOS 4.3.x (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 5.0 (iPad), Apple iOS 5.0 (iPhone), Apple iOS 5.0 (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 6.0 (iPad), Apple iOS 6.0 (iPhone), Apple iOS 6.0 (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 7.0 (iPad), Apple iOS 7.0 (iPhone), Apple iOS 7.0 (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 8.x (iPad), Apple iOS 8.x (iPhone), Apple iOS 8.x (iPod Touch), Apple iOS 9.x (iPad), Apple iOS 9.x (iPhone), Apple iOS 9.x (iPod Touch)
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