Requirements: Android 2.2+
Overview: Now available for Nexus 7 tablet and optimized for Tegra 3
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“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 2.0 support, High DPI display and multiple resolutions support, 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.
The sky map is drawn with realtime precession. You can rotate freely and in realtime 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 Android 2.2 and superior.
This program offers:
• A 3D planetarium with photorealistic rendering,
• Sophisticated OpenGL ES 2.0 support
• A sky view with realtime precessing,
• Moon phases,
• Epheremis (day/night rise times)
• Weather from current location.
• Universal search engine,
• MPC updater (comets, satellites, launch mission, ISS).
• GPS or user location,
• Compass support, pressure sensor support,
• Star finder: Point the device and reveal the star or planet.
• Optimized for phones and tablets.What's in this version:
We are always improving the app so its easier and better to use: You will notice in this update:
✓ Added slider in space view allowing to zoom out up to 50 psecs from the sun. Display nearest stars in 3D
✓ Fixed MPC parsingThis app has no advertisements