Sky Xplore

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Point your device in any direction and instantly find out what stars and planets are in your view. the App gives you real-time, live view of the stars, planets and constellations as seen from your location, above and below the horizon.
Provides detailed information about celestial objects, and will let you dive into the 3-D star field to get a better perspective how stars are actually located in constellations.
Experience the solar system by entering orbits of the planets and many major moons.
Designed for everyone, it is easy to use but also provides advanced features for the more experienced sky observer, such as the
new Sky Events interface
(read more in features below).
The Time Player feature allows you to jump to the past or future and travel through time at different rates for you to observe the orbits of planets and moons.
Use the celestial and horizon sky grids and the coordinate display to see what is above the horizon and to get your bearing in real time.
Search and discover detailed information about stars and planets. Search objects by name or quickly identify sky objects by tapping the screen.
Switch to the manual sky view mode and use finger gestures to scroll and zoom the sky for a detailed study of the sky.
New features in latest release 1.04 in

New Sky Events interface

Events by Year: All celestial events in one place calculated for the year specified, 14 000 year range

Closest planet conjunctions up to one minute of arc: precalculated for 14 000 year range

Major meteor showers:
provides details and dates for the forthcoming 12 months and includes observation guide for the nights of peak shower activity, calculated for your location. Add reminders of shower peak nights to your calendar.

High energy sky
mode, see the sky in high energy band, as seen through high energy filters. Allows you to see the beyond human visual range. The most luminous stars radiate much of their total energy output in the
(uv) and
(b) -bands(use with star auto-id to rank the most luminous stars in the sky)
★ Live 3-D sky map
★ Move in 3-D space to get perspective of the relative positions of stars
★ More than 8000 bright stars, data compiled from several sources
★ 88 constellations and the planets and major moons of our solar system
★ Automatic identifying and ranking of the brightest stars currently in view
★ Enter orbits of solar system planets and major moons
★ Current brightness and illuminated fraction of planets
★ Moon phase and illumination info
★ Planet rise and set times
★ Celestial right ascension / declination and and observer azimuth / altitude grids coordinates displaying also the date and Julian day
★ Sky object search
★ Automatic location determination from network / GPS or set location manually
( * - Some event data may be inaccurate if time is set far from present, as fast approximation calculation methods are used for certain event types.)

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What's New Sky Xplore

New feature: Sky Events interface including:
- Annual celestial events
- Closest planet conjunctions of all time
- Major meteor showers guide
Other updates:
- Ads removed
- Bug fixes



Version: 1.0.4

Requires: Android 4.1 or later


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