Distant Suns (Lite): Astronomy for the rest for Iphone Publisher's description
from Mike Smithwick
Sporting a database of thousands of stars, nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky.
Sporting a database of thousands of stars, nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy programs available for the most casual sky watcher and serious telescope jockey alike.
• Now with Comet ISON
• Universal mode, works on both iPhone and the iPad
• Orbit around the Earth
• Monitor the SETI Institute's daily targets looking for possible extraterrestrial signals.
• Alerts ensure that you will never miss upcoming astronomical events.
• Thousands of pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand (but not nearly as scratchy)
• Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
• All 88 constellations with articles on their mythology
• All 9 planets (yes, we feel that little Pluto got a bad rap so in the Distant Suns universe it is still a planet)
• Sun and Moon
• GPS aware
• What's Up? Gives a quick snapshot overview of where all of the important stuff is
• Easy one-handed operation.
• Reveals the hidden data for each of the stars, planets and deep-sky wonders
• Up to date Planetary data
What do the paid versions have that this doesn't?
• The ability to change date/time and accelerate time to study the heavenly motions
• Up to 300,000 stars, down to magnitude 10
• Mythical figures for all constellations
• The ability to fine tune the star's sizes and images from simple to stunning
• Be able to filter out dimmer stars to match your local sky
• Compass support for iPhone and iPad. Just aim the phone at the sky and see what you're looking at.
• Augmented Reality: displays the stars on top of your phones video image
• Nightvision mode keeps your eyes dark-adapted when outside at night
• Smoothly slews to each object when selected
What's New in This Release:Improved the comet visuals.
Fixed an issue that could cause trouble with non-English alphabets on startup.
The names of the Martian moons should no longer show when viewed from the Earth at a field-of-view greater than 85 degrees.
System Requirements:Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall