Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
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Compatible: iPhone iPad
Publisher's description - The Night Sky 1.9.5
The Night Sky - Simply Magical
The Night Sky is a magical new app that enables you to see the stars, planets and even satellites. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone or iPad up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars and other objects you are able to see just like magic!
Even if your view is obscured by clouds or the daylight, The Night Sky app will know what is there, you have to use this app to realise just how amazing it is!
The Night Sky does this by using your location data using GPS and the in built compass to pin point where you are and the way you are facing. It then cross references this with it`s inbuilt map of the sky and overlays the star, planet and satellite names on your screen. It really is magical and will amaze you, and anyone you show it to!
So next time your gazing up in to The Night Sky and wonder the name of a star, planet or even a satellite, just hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and let The Night Sky app amaze your gaze!
The Night Sky really is simply magical!
(The Night Sky contains portions of code, that are licensed under the terms of the GPL. Other parts of the code are licensed under the BSD license. Satellite tracking in this app uses the public source code for sgp4 from http://www.centerforspace.com/downloads/files/sgp4/AIAA-2006-6753Code.zip. For further information on licensing and source acquisition please contact Enquiries@iCandiApps.com. Copyright (c) 2010 Cass Everitt. All rights reserved. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"` AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.)
Great app, bad rip-off. Payed .99 cents for the app and loved it so I payed an extra 1.99 for the Sky Information Pack. DO NOT BUY THE INFORMATION PACK. IT IS A WORTHLESS ADD ON THAT ADDS LOCATION DATA. On top of that, this is supposedly a universal app so I have it on my iPad 3gen and when I installed it on my iPod 4gen the informant pack was not installed and there is no option to restore the purchase onto my iPod.
Where`s the figure?
DaBig Ty Dawg
Great app for seeing what twinkles in the sky but it would be nice if the constellations had a switch to see what the figure looks like. IE Cancer, crab; toros, a bull; Gemini, the twins; Hercules, the buff bro. The connecting lines don`t do the heavens above justice!
Good but not great
This app is a good app the aiming is a lil off 70 % of the time but it dose work pretty good the AR mode is iffy and the sat mode is sweet all in all for first time astronomers .
The "Download" link for The Night Sky 1.9.5 directs you to the iTunes AppStore, where you have to continue the download process.You must have an iTunes account to download the application. This download link may not be available in some countries.