Planet Finder

Contains ads
3.9
2.73K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Planet Finder is an Astronomy Compass providing quick orientation of visible planets in your night sky.
You'll get:

·  Astronomy compass displaying the positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
· Astronomy compass with the 10 brightest and the 10 closest stars
·  Real time information about planets and stars
·  3D display of Mercury, Venus, Moon , Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
·  3D display of most Solar System satellites

Extremely easy! Just launch the application to obtain an instant overview of the planets surrounding you. You're in the middle of the screen, on Earth, and the planets are being displayed around you. If a planet is above the Compass Ring and is highlighted, it's visible. If the planet is below the Compass Ring, towards the center of the Earth, it is shadowed and below your horizon. Navigate to the stars just be touching the spaceship.

With a simple screen touch you switch to a text view listing all planetary positions. (Direction, altitude and the phase of the inner Terrestrial planets and the Moon)

Hit the 3D Planet icon for a detailed 3D view of planet/moon texture.

(The paid version, Planet Finder +, comes with an advanced Augmented Reality Camera: Just point your phone to the sky and Planet Finder + will instantly switch to Augmented Reality Mode. Spot planets and stars through your mobile camera, take a snapshot and share via facebook, email, twitter or MMS!
Interact with the Augmented Reality View by activating its Player. Play, pause, rewind and fast forward the Solar System. This will render the trajectories of the planets and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.)

If you have a new smart phone, it most likely has a Gyroscope Sensor. Planet Finder uses this sensor in combination with your accelerometer and magnetometer. This means that Planet Finder quickly responds to your movements providing a stable image and accurate readings.

The application can be installed on your phone SD card in order to save phone storage.
(open settings -> programs -> manage programs -> PlanetFinder+ -> move to sd)
Updated on
Feb 6, 2021

Data safety

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3.9
2.73K reviews
Theo Parr
June 26, 2021
This is an excellent app, it provides knowledge of where the planets are in an easy digestible layout. For all those confused and why it needs your location, people at different parts of the world will see the planets location differently.
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Aviasi
August 21, 2021
I love this app. Although it doesnt have the fancy 3D UI like most app, but it functions very well. The compass is very accurate and the planet positions are precise. Marvelous
33 people found this review helpful
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Melissa Bruton
December 16, 2020
This app was so inconvenience and didnt work also it was creepy and wanted my locatoin. it also wanted my address and a whole bunch of other stuff like it was going to track me and that's when I installed the app also I tried it a couple days later and I gave it a my I didn't give it my real address but it finally let me actually use the app and it doesn't even find planets it just says that very disappointed
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What's new

Increased range of astrophysical calculations (from 1900 to 2100)
Time limit of fps compass rendering to save processing power
Lower package storage footprint
Target android framework upgraded to 11.0 (Red Velvet Cake)