Sure, you can step outside on a clear night and get a view of celestial delights, but the easiest way to bring what’s out there right to you is through your iPhone or iPad and a unique app that helps you identify heavenly bodies, day or night.
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This very inexpensive app is created using nearly 40,000 photographs of millions of stars– not just the few thousand you can see with the naked eye.
Open Sky Guide on the iPhone or iPad and point it to the sky. Night or day. Sky Guide doesn’t care.
The screen displays the sky in graphic but not real time excellence, including constellations, and with all the details an amateur astronomer will love.
Do these terms turn you on? Ascension, declination, luminosity, spectral type, mean orbit radius, axial tilt, diameter and mass.
I like the way SkyGuide displays constellations to match the sky, pops up all the details you need to know, but keeps the controls out of the way.
SkyGuide also comes with Mat Jarvis’ Soundscape sounds to match stars size and temperature.
Get this. SkyGuide works on your iPhone or iPad without an internet connections or even GPS.
The stars displayed onscreen can be adjusted with HDR brightness gestures so the screen matches your actual viewing conditions (minus clouds).
Also included are a few hundred astronomy articles written by leading writers, so SkyGuide is more than just a guide– it’s an educational app, too.