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Love learning the stars. Hope they add a feature that would allow me to snap a picture and freeze the screen so I could easily explore the objects on the screen. Currently it's difficult to pull up data on an object because you have to aim and click a button when the object is targeted. Also, the display should show the star name and constallation names in a different place. Currently impossible to view both simultaneously.
I have played with about a dozen of similar apps, liking SkyView and Stellarium the most and finding all the others notably less desirable. The most important criteria for me has been how easy it is to match up the displayed stars with reality and how hard it is on the eyes to switch back and forth. Suggestions for improvements: * Make the constellation art more dimmed (or dimmable) so that it does not overpower the other displayed information. * Similarly, make the thickness of the constellation lines configurable. * Implement a quick-switch display menu, like in Stellarium or Sky Map, so that users do not have to go through multiple clicks to switch on/off constellation lines, art, trajectories, satellites, etc. Ideally a single click from a slide-out menu should do. * Allow the display to to adjust when holding the phone horizontally. Currently the the identified star/constellation name is fixed on the bottom of the display (when held vertically). When the phone is rotated, the name stays in the same location, where it gets obstructed by the hand holding the phone, and the text direction becomes now vertical.
while this app is cool it is NOT user friendly. I agree that even after doing the "figure 8" to calibrate it is still way off. Seems like even after paying for the app this got worse. I was looking at a giant almost full moon pointed my phone at it and nothing.found the moon, per this app, waaaaay to my right. Under usage tips and FAQ there are 2 answers to 2 questions, pre loaded I guess, but doesn't not explain how to fix the problem anywhere. no where to ASK QUESTIONS OR GET HELP. very sad😣
Spent 5 hours stargazing - works as advertised. Would have liked more instructions on the settings and such, but it's intuitive enough to sort it out. Loved the accuracy (+/- a few degrees); less enthusiastic about the kitchy options (stargazing music?) but they can be disabled. Well worth the $1.99 Did much more than my free apps ever did. Best feature: They don't require permissions to unnecessary controls within my phone. Thanks for not requiring invasive permissions like competition does.
One of my favorite apps and a must have for people of all ages. It is especially great if you live in an area with a lot of light polution. Well worth the price if you choose to get the paid version. Great for kids and adults alike. Personally I have used it in my own classroom as well as with my kids. As we are a mixed family of Android and Apple users I can honestly say I have noticed no difference in the quality. Major props to the developers on this one. Keep up the good work. A solid 11/10.
You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app
that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.
***An AppsZoom Best Android App 2014***
• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!
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