[App] Mobile Observatory
Mobile Observatory is the perfect tool for anybody interested in the sky’s wonders, from the occasional sky gazer to the passionate amateur astronomer.
Do you want to know if the next lunar eclipse is visible from your location or when the next bright comet is visible? Would you like to be notified by your smart phone next time, Jupiter and the Moon meet in the sky? Do you want to know what the blazing bright object in the evening sky is? Do you want to be always up-to-date which celestial events that are visible from your location? Then this app is a must-have for you!
Mobile Observatory Pro is the successor to one of the most successful paid astronomy apps for Android (100 000+ downloads and a rating of 4.7). It has the following improvements compared to the previous version:
Completely new user interface
45000 stars plus optionally 2.5 mio stars for download
Photorealistic display of the night and day sky with correctly illuminated landscape. Its the only app on Android which renders the sky physically correct, taking into account atmospheric scattering. Only the real sky is more beautiful…
Augumented sky view using your devices camera
3D-view of the Solar System
Cardboard viewing of the sky or the solar system in 3D
Daily notifications of today’s celestial events
Map of the Earth showing day and night
… and much much more…
With a Premium Subscription (monthly or yearly) you have additional access to
About 60000 Minor Planets with daily updates of orbital parameters
1000 Comets with daily updates
Artificial Satellites including the International Space Station
Mobile Observatory does not only include a live, zoomable sky map which tells you what sky object you are looking at but provides you with loads of detailed extra information on stars, planets, deep sky objects, meteor showers, comets, asteroids, lunar and solar eclipses as well as detailed ephemeris of all included sky objects and an interactive top-down view of the Solar System. All that in just one app!
Live mode (point device on sky and get information on what you see)
Calendar showing detailed descriptions of celestial events
Push celestial events to your phone’s calendar and set a reminder alarm
Rise, set, and transit times for any object
Position of any object in the sky (altitude and direction)
Twilight times, length of day
2500 selected NGC objects (galaxies, clusters, …)
Messier Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
Caldwell Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
Hidden Treasures Catalog (109 objects) complete with images
Meteor streams (begin, maximum, hourly rate, …)
Lunar and solar eclipses information
Lunar librations, ascending node, maximum declination
Moon phases, the apparent view of the sun and planets
Current image of the Sun and sunspot number
Automatically generated visibility report for any object
Simulation of light pollution
Intuitive User Interface: quickly find what you are looking for
Widget with rise & set times of the Sun and Moon
Detailed ephemeris, visibility information of all objects
Dates of conjunctions between any object with planets or the Moon
Accurate calculations for dates between 1900 and 2100
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