The Night Sky Lite is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your Android Phone or Tablet up to the sky and The Night Sky Lite will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic!
Even if your view is obscured by clouds or daylight, The Night Sky Lite app will know which stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations are hiding from your view! You have to use this app to realize just how amazing it is!
The Night Sky Lite does this by using your location data provided by the GPS and compass built in to your device. It then cross references your location data with its inbuilt map of the sky and overlays the stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations names on your screen. It really is magical and will amaze you, and anyone you show it to!
So next time you're gazing up in to The Night Sky and wonder the name of a star, planet, galaxy, or constellation, just get out your Android Phone or Tablet and let The Night Sky Lite app amaze your gaze!
The Night Sky is a #1 selling app because it really is simply magical!
Comet Monitor comes with two databases. "Selected JPL" is a selection of popular imaged comets using elements from JPL, while "Observable MPC" is the elements database of observable comets by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) without image icons. If you wish to have an imaged comet transferred to the "Selected JPL" database, please send the author an email with your comet icon (128 x 128) photo.
The development of this software has been inspired by the approach of comet C/2012 (ISON) which is expected to become a celestial spectacle as bright as the full moon. With Comet Monitor you can follow the development of this event and locate the comet on a star chart.
The orbital elements will be updated on regular basis and can be downloaded at any time. An update notification is not planned for privacy reasons, since this application does not send any data out of your device, but this would be necessary for checking your current database version. Internet Permission is required for database updates and download of Sky View images. Once downloaded images are saved and available offline and can be updated online any time.
GPS Permission is for those who prefer to set local coordinates via GPS. Coordinates can also be input manually without GPS.
The decimal accuracy of comet ephemerides is exaggerated in order to demonstrate how fast or slow things are changing. The computed data is in good agreement with NASA's Horizons data, however, not recommended for high precision astrometry.
The use of this software, designed for amateur astronomers, requires familiarity with astronomy and the use of your device. A Help page is bundled and accessible from the main menu.
This application operates in landscape mode only and requires presence of an external storage card. Of course best viewed with tablets.
Galaxy Precident SCH-M828C and similarly small phones not supported.
If in doubt, please contact the developer by email for pre-sales questions.
Keywords: astronomy, comets, C/2012 S1, ISON, Panstarrs, Lovejoy, Lemmon, solar system
*Double-tap on the screen to toggle between a label-rich sky and a serene view of the stars alone.
*Your view smoothly rotates around horizon every 2 minutes
*Follow the moon through its phases, the planets through their monthly dance
Satellite Tracking Is Back and Faster!
New Satellite category database soon!
see http://www.n2yo.com/satellites/ for list of the new extra beta category, check back in the next few days fore.
Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky.
The Plus adds the new ability to track any near earth objects with a NORAD Id in real time. Follow satellites, the international space station, and more!
Sat Locks My take up to 1-2 minutes over cell networks!
You can get predictions for Iridium Flares for the next 7 days. Think shooting star like flares.
Based on code Open sourced and donated by Google.
Tracking data is courtesy of www.n2yo.com
Anyone interested in helping? Fell free to email.
Keywords: planetarium, astronomy, skymap, NORAD, satellites
See "Developer's website" (linked from this page) for more information, including the full changelog. If you find bugs or have questions, please report by email, as there is no mechanism for us to respond to comments left as reviews. Thanks!
Using data retrieved by the NASA Near Earth Object (NEO) program, Asteroids from Outer Space displays information on comets and asteroids that pass within Earth's neighborhood.
Weekly asteroids- The latest threats to mankind!
Asteroid information- Know your enemy! Details of the asteroids from NASA themselves.
Doomsday Clock- Countdown to the end of humanity! Find out which upcoming asteroid is the doomsday-iest??
Asteroid notifications- Reminder of your impending doom!
Widget- Dangerous asteroid of the week!
We are a small student group from Dublin, Ireland and would really appreciate any feedback!
*Please note that although the date is accurate, the specific time of asteroid close approach is an estimate, and does not reflect actual pass-by time.
Explore the night sky with your Android! Search for stars, planets and constellations. Useful compass/object finder, night, live (accelerometer) mode and 'quick view' function - simply point the phone at the heavens and PlanetariaX will show you what you're looking at!
- View the sky from where you're at, or enter your location
- View the sky from any date or time in history
- Various display options
- Uses device sensors to draw the sky in 'live' mode
- Point your phone at the stars and 'quick view' will do the rest
- Improved time functionality
- Improved positional accuracy
- Numerous bug fixes
- Improved UI and menus
- Night Mode
Keywords: stargazing, astronomy, planetarium, stars, constellations, universe, galaxy, solar system
Keywords: astronomy, planetarium, planets, stars, wikitude
Point your handset at the sky and see which satellites are there.
Droidsat is for advanced users who want to use their own TLEs or work offline.
Novice users may prefer Space junk or Satellite AR which are more user friendly.
Key features of DroidSat:
- after satellite files have been downloaded, no network connection is required.
- ability to load your own satellite TLE files.
- highly configurable display settings can minimize CPU use and save power.
- fast forward and orbital path display to show future satellite positions.
Enable GPS location and your internet connection before starting it for the first time.
menu->choose tles - select the category of satellite to display (stations.txt for ISS, visual.txt for the brightest satellites, tle-new.txt for recent launches)
menu->playback speed - speed up display by a factor of 10, 30 or 60.
menu->updated tles - update the satellite database. Do this once a week, or after new satellite launches.
menu->preferences - change your display properties (colours, etc.)
You may also copy your own TLE files to
Further instructions are available at
DroidSat is GPL. Source code available at
DroidSat uses Horst Meyerdierks' Sputnik 3.1 java program for satellite position calculations.
Satellite orbital data is downloaded from the celestrak.net, amsat.org and Mike McCants' websites.
Latest update uses MyLocation class from Fedor on stackoverflow.com
The Night Sky - Simply Magical
The Night Sky is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your Android Phone or Tablet up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic!
Even if your view is obscured by clouds or daylight, The Night Sky app will know which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites are hiding from your view! You have to use this app to realize just how amazing it is!
The Night Sky does this by using your location data provided by the GPS and compass built in to your device. It then cross references your location data with its inbuilt map of the sky and overlays the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites names on your screen. It really is magical and will amaze you, and anyone you show it to!
So next time you're gazing up in to The Night Sky and wonder the name of a star, planet, galaxy, constellation or even a satellite, just get out your Android Phone or Tablet and let The Night Sky app amaze your gaze!
The Night Sky is a #1 selling app because it really is simply magical!
(Please see http://www.iCandiApps.com/iCandi_Apps_LLP/The_Night_Sky_-_Licensing.html for licensing information.)
The sky view is updated every 4 minutes which is roughly equivalent to a sky motion of 1 degree.
This application will fade out shortly, i.e. no new functions will be added, but bug fixes will be made.
All functions of Planisphere are now included in "Solunar".
If you own a tablet, please also consider the applications "Solunaero" or "AsteriaCoeli" or "Sky Atlas for Tablets", all of which include a planisphere.
- Stars plotted in spectral colors
- Stars up to magnitude 5
- Constellation lines
- Positions of sun and moon
- Positions of the planets
- Solar system ephemerides
- Night and daytime view modes
- Sidereal time display
- Sun rise and set times
- Twilight times, daylight durtion
- Moon rise and set times
- Moon phase image
- Time inc/dec in 30 min intervals
- Save planisphere image to microSD
- Day/night terminator map, plus 3D Earth globe
- Relative positions of Sun-Earth-Moon trio
- GPS-enabled or manual input
- No internet connection required
- Runs in full-screen portrait mode
- Clean, intuitive interface, thus simple operation
- Help in Menu/Settings
Keywords: astronomy, planisphere, sun, moon, earth, moon calendar, moon phase, twilight
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
Galaxy Precident SCH-M828C and similarly small phones not supported.
1. This application is designed for phones and is tested only with a 10inch tablet.
2. Please be so kind as to send a report preferably with screen snap should you encounter any layout issues.
3. This application requires Android 2.2 or higher and a display which is to the Android standard.
4. This application operates in portrait mode only.
5. Please contact the author, if you have any pre-sales questions.
The Moon Info (the menu item) shows the date of phases of The Moon and the action of gravity on the human body. The strong gravity can cause problems to someone when he is sensitive to it.
You need Internet connection, only if You want to get help from the Wikipedia.
Install software and scroll the map as You needed.
To change of map use a MENU North Sky, South Sky.
A Fun Rewarding Hobby For Everyone
No matter what age, we will always be amazed at the vastness and mysteries presented by the universe. While we await the technology that will be able to bring people like you and me to see the planets and stars up close, looking at them through the eye of a telescope will have to suffice for now.
Here's what You can learn:
History of the Telescope
New Developments in Telescopes
How to Use a Telescope
Current Astronomy News for the Sky and Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
History of Hubble Space Telescope
Facts about the Hubble Space Telescope
When Was the Hubble Telescope Launched Into Space
The Next Generation Space Telescope
Galileo’s First Telescope
Amateur Telescope Making
How to Make a Telescope
How to Buy a Telescope
Coronado Telescope Review
Celestron CPC 800 telescope review
Telescope Review of LX200R
Tasco 48t telescope
Hubble Telescope Photos
Space Telescope Photos
Pictures of the Spitzer Space Telescope
Tasco Telescope Accessories
Celestron Nexstar 80 Telescope Accessories
Telescope Outdoor Furniture
Homemade Telescope Roof Mount
Meade Telescope Accessories
Telescopes for Kids
Kid’s Toy Telescope
LIMITATIONS OF FREE VERSION:
-No sightings log
-No Text-To-Speech alerts
-Only allows fetching up to 24 hours ahead for all satellites vs. 10 days in Pro
-Only allows one custom satellite for 10-day pass predictions vs. unlimited satellites in Pro
-Only allows one alert per event vs. unlimited in Pro
-Only manual alert creation vs. semi-automatic in Pro
Internet - Fetch satellite data, browse Heavens-Above site; ads.
Location - Sent to Heavens-Above to find predictions for your sky.
Modify SD card - Write debug files.
View Network State - Check connectivity before trying to download data.
Vibrate - Notifications (optional).
PrediSat is ready for translations! Google Translate isn't quite good enough (I've tried), so I need human translators.
If you would like to help, translation is crowdsourced at http://getlocalization.com/predisat
If for any reason you can't or don't want to use Get Localization, you can always email me.
PROBLEMS OR SUGGESTIONS:
Please email me or submit the problem or suggestion at http://tracker.pilot51.com. Usually Google Play comments or even Android crash reports don't tell me everything I need to know to fix it and there is no way for me to reply to either to ask for more details.
Additional keywords: iss space station hubble telescope transit orbit
More from developer
* Shows satellites, planets, stars, and constellations.
- solar system computations using white paper by Paul Schlyter
- satellite TLE data from NORAD feed at celestrak.com
- uses sgp4 c++ port
* Sky View mode ( planetarium sky map view )
- tag satellite flyby by touching a satellite as it goes overhead
- tag planets, stars, and constellations by just tapping on them while in the view
- share tagged objects with friends on your Facebook feed
* Earth View mode ( view earth from space )
- shows "you are here" marker with proper orientation for what your device is pointed at
- day / night shading
- satellite viewing bands indicate when satellites are visible in your sky
* Choose from:
- Brightest satellites
- Favorite satellites
- Amateur radio satellites
- Iridium constellation satellites
* Displays paths of satellite fly-overs
* Uses location services to determine your global position
* Uses NTP ping for accurate time
* Night Mode to reduce eye shock
* Facebook integration:
- publish the satellites you've spotted
- update your favorites list at http://home.xyzw.us/star3map/user.php
* Updates data when network connection is available
* Uses cached copy when away from network
If you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond quickly and provide an update if there is a bug in the software.
Keywords: planetarium, astronomy, skymap, sky map, star chart, star map, satellite tracker, night mode, satellite finder, NASA, NORAD, TLE, Celestrak, dragon c2+, spacex