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
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!
*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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
1. Wallpaper on your device.
Image view -> Touch image -> Show below menu -> Wallpaper click
2. Background music
3. Full Resolution
4. Auto Rotation
5. SD card move
Vincent van Gogh
Claude Oscar Monet
Georges Pierre Seurat
Edgar De Gas
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa
Jacques Louis David
Peder Mork Monsted
John William Waterhouse
The Gallery Lite2 provides below artists. Welcome to your visit.
Pieter Bruegel the Younger
Mary Stevenson Cassatt
John William Godward
Francisco de Goya
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Peter Paul Rubens
The user specifies a location, which includes latitude, longitude and elevation. The application downloads the latest orbital information (Two Line Elements or TLEs). The application generates a transit prediction map which contains prediction paths for each transit within a specified alert radius.
Pro Version Only:Specify and save multiple locations, Save multiple prediction maps for later viewing, View maps with Google Earth, User specified Two Line Elements. No Ads.
The main screen provides 4 buttons:
•Location - Press this button to add or select the prediction generation location
•Two Line Elements (TLE) - Press this button to download TLEs
•Generate Prediction - Press this button to start the prediction generation
•View Prediction - Press this button to view the prediction map or text file
The options menu provides the following:
•Locations - Press to add, select, edit or delete saved locations (Pro Version Only)
•Predictions - Press to view, share or delete saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only)
•Settings - Press to set user preferences
•DEM Files - Press to list or delete the downloaded DEM Data
•Help - Press to display this help page
•About - Press to display application version, credits and links
Add a named observing location by clicking the "Location" button accessible from the main screen.
The location coordinates can be entered in any of three methods:
•Manually - Enter latitude, longitude and elevation in the text boxes. Positive values represent North and East, negative values South and West. Elevation can be entered in meters or feet above sea level depending on the current prediction units setting. As the coordinates are typed, the map pans to the location. Press the search button to search for a location.
•Map Input - Use the map to zoom and pan to a location. Pressing the Set button sets the location name, coordinates and elevation in the text boxes. The elevation of the current coordinates is retrieved using the specified elevation data source setting. Switch between map and satellite modes by toggling the Map/Sat button.
•GPS - By pressing the GPS button, the application uses GPS to obtain location coordinates and elevation.
Use the locations page accessible from the options menu to edit and delete saved locations.
Once a location has been entered and TLE have been downloaded, press the "Generate Prediction" button to begin prediction generation. The progress bar gives an indication of how long it will take to complete the process. Depending on your CPU speed, it can take a few minutes to generate the predictions. Pressing the cancel button will cancel the prediction.
Once the prediction generation is complete, the prediction map or text file can be viewed. Pressing the View Prediction button brings up the previously generated prediction map. The text button within the map view displays the prediction text. The Map/Sat button switches between Map mode and Satellite mode.
Within the map view press the Google Earth button to view the map in Google Earth (Pro Version Only). Press the save button to save the prediction for later viewing (Pro Version Only).
Use the predictions page accessible from the options menu to view, share and delete previously saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only).
Storage: To store/delete elevation data needed for prediction generation as requested by user
System Tools: To prevent device from sleeping during prediction generation
Network Communications: To download ISS orbital elements from the internet
Your Location: Fine (GPS) location. To obtain your current location if requested by user
Your Accounts: Read Google service configuration. To display predictions using Google Maps (Required by Google)
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.
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 email@example.com. 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