Sky Lounge is the Android interface to NASA's "Sky View" available at http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/. While Sky View's web interface is rather complex and designed for the experienced astromoner, Sky Lounge's user interface concentrates on the essential parameters and is therefore more intuitive and easy to use.
The size of images downloaded with Sky Lounge is as large or as small as the device screen in pixels. In order to minimize server load, the selectable field of view is limited to 7 degrees, which well embraces NGC 7000 (the North America Nebula in Cygnus).
Downloaded images are saved to the memory card in a folder named "skylounge". If an image with given parameters already exists locally, it will be loaded from memory, rather than being downloaded.
Sky Lounge is designed for tablets in landscape mode (normal and reverse) running Android 3/4. It will run on phones, however, the screen would look rather crowded and ugly.
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE: This application is believed to be reliable and accurate, however, errors inherent to the human factor or Android implementation cannot be ruled out entirely.
1. This application is designed for tablets in landscape mode. 2. This application requires Android 3 or higher and a display which is to the Android standard. 3. Please contact the author, if you have any pre-sales questions.
Ver 1.00: First roll-out
December 29, 2012
50 - 100
2.2 and up
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