- Category: Education
- Released date: 12/06/2009
- Current Version: 1.5.10
- Seller: Stephane Denis
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 20030980
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, weather, and more. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!
Also available on the Mac App Store !
“SkyORB is fantastic for anyone interested in the night skies, but it’s not just a star-gazer’s handbook.“
“This is a fantastic app and it's even better the fact that it is free, this is a great app for stargazers or just those that would like to know a bit more about space. “
SkyORB features a 3D interface, with OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenGL 2.0 support, iPhone 4 retina display, a search engine, a large catalog of stars (Hyparcos), deep objects (NGC/IC 2000) planets, current satellite (including current space shuttle missions) (MPC) and let you choose see the actual sky from any point on Earth.
SkyORB allows you to fine tune your observation location (and orientation with digital compass if available) with automatic detection from GPS (or entering the longitude, latitude and altitude).
Information like sunset and sunrise are computed as well as moonrise and moonset and full / new moon dates and current weather conditions.
The sky map is drawn with realtime precession. You can rotate freely and in real time in 360 degrees at 60 frames per second. Moon and other planets are rendered in real 3D objects with different level of details using state of the art 3D effects for the iPhone and iPad, including Retina Display support.
SkyORB is *free* of charge and you can upgrade to the premium version directly from the application.
What you will get with SkyORB (Lite version):
* a 3D planetarium,
* a 3D sky rendering,
* Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries,
* Weather forecast,
* Ability to point your iOS device with digital compass toward the sky and reveal the star or planet name in front of you,
* Display day/night terminator on a world map,
* An universal search engine,
* Display sun ecliptic,
* Moon phases with dates,
* Sun rise and set times,
* An much more !
The Premium upgrade allows you:
* Display more information on moon phases,
* Allow to zoom up to 1 degree,
* Add more planetarium views,
* More complete search engine,
* And many more features unlocked !
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