The most recent event was the ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse. Depending upon where you lived the timing was problematic, but the event itself was worth losing a little sleep to view. If you missed it, there are more astronomical events on the way and this Mac app will get you there.
iObserve Because iCan
The astronomical app in question is likely one you’ve never heard of, despite the fact it follows Apple’s iEverything and iDevice naming convention.
iObserve is the Mac app you need if you own a telescope. This is not your father’s graphic of the solar system.
We’re talking serious astronomy there. What other Mac app can draw and track multiple colored airmass curves of 100 earth observatories?
What other Mac app can find the closest standard stars, draw multiple star tracks with horizon masks, see the Moon’s airmass curve, or convert fluxes and magnitudes between different astronomical units (I’m talking Johnson, Cousins, Strömgren, TYCHO2, SDSS and 2MASS systems)?
Is your head swimming?
iObserve does the complicated with ease and precision. See how the Earth’s shadow is placed on a world map, relative to your location and observatories. Become your own observatory. If that’s not intimidating enough, check out this:
This is a serious app for serious astronomy. Telescope not included. Void where prohibited. Not sold in stores (except the Mac App Store).
Wait. There’s more!
iObserve is available on the Mac App Store so it’s not exactly free. However, the iObserve developer has a downloadable trial version.
There’s also iObserve on iPad so you don’t have to lug your Mac around with the telescope.
iObserve is the perfect app for Mac users (and iPad users) to overcome their fear of the dreaded learning curve.