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Price: Free

Category: Education

Updated: Jul 16, 2011

Version: 1.5.0

Size: 13.5 MB

Language: English

Seller: Mike Smithwick

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later

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Current Version

(462 Ratings)

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Distant Suns (Lite): Astronomy for the rest of us by First Light

Far-off Suns (Lite): Astronomy for the rest of us Screenshots


Carrying a database of Heaps of stars, nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the popularity of both having probably the most Real Looking displays of the Night sky, while being one of the best to make use of astronomy packages on hand for Essentially The Most informal sky watcher and serious telescope jockey alike.

Options embody:

Easiest tech make stronger on this and parallel universes
Heaps of pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond mud in the palm of your hand (however not just about as scratchy)
Real Looking ghostly band of the Milky Way
All 88 constellations with articles on their mythology
All 9 planets (yes, we feel that little Pluto received a nasty rap so within the Far-off Suns universe It Is nonetheless a planet)
Sun and Moon
GPS aware
What's Up? Provides a handy guide a rough photograph overview of the place all the vital stuff is
Straightforward one-exceeded operation.
Level and Determine mode reveals the hidden knowledge for every of the stars, planets and deep-sky wonders
Up To The Moment Planetary knowledge
IM the author with astronomical questions. And he could solution if he's no longer drowsing. GOAL Deal With: lazyastronomer. Also on twitter at distantsuns.

What do the paid versions have that this doesn't?

Common Version so it runs on both the iPhone and iPad (Distant Suns 3 simplest)
The Flexibility to change date/time and speed up time to check the heavenly motions
As Much As 300,000 stars, all the way down to magnitude 10
Mythical figures for all constellations
The Power to superb tune the celebrity's sizes and images from easy to gorgeous
Be Able To clear out dimmer stars to compare your local sky
Compass toughen for iPhone 3GS, 4 and the iPad. Simply INTENTION the Cellphone on the sky and notice what you're having a look at.
Augmented Reality: shows the celebs on high of your phones video image
Nightvision mode retains your eyes dark-adapted when outside at Evening
Easily slews to every object when selected
Limits the current-event alert to at least one showing.
Extra panorama photography
0.33 toolbar for ease of navigation
Further in-depth data about each object

"Essentially The Most stunning computer program anywhere! Thanks!!" comment bought on Twitter

The Universe Just acquired, neatly...uh..."smaller."

What's New in Version 1.5.Zero

• New toolbar
• Revamped What’s Up? Screen
• New Point and Identify show
• Now works a lot better in panorama
• Introduced correct names to the Deep Sky Wonders
• Mythological artwork for the entire constellations now

Consumer Reviews

Very, superb (5 stars)
Omit that this is free. It Is an improbable app for what it is trying to do! It has wonderful megastar maps, blurbs about what you see, names of stars and constellations, place of Solar/moon/planets, ecliptic Plane, lovely fluid and straightforward to use motion, and so forth. And it's free! Mainly, if you want to know what you're taking a look at up within the sky at Evening it is a very nice app. In Fact, like any astronomy job, it's a must to spend 2-5 minutes fig

The Virus! (5 stars)
I'm actually fond of this app!!
It's A Real help for a stargazers at any stage...AND IT'S FREE so what's the complaint!!!???

Superb App (5 stars)
This app is absolutely good for the novice Astronomer. A Transportable database of just about all deep-sky objects in Actual-time. I plan on shopping for Far-off Suns Three very soon. Very neatly done, sir. My dork facet loves it!

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