Star Charting Apps for iPhone/iPod Touch. Review by Dan Schroeder, Physics Department, Weber State University (Opinions expressed here are mine, not those of WSU.)
Update badly needed! This review was last updated in early July 2009, but even then I didn't have time to bring it fully up to date. Now it has fallen even farther behind the times, as three new developers have introduced star-charting apps and several of the older apps have gotten major upgrades. Here's a summary of the new developments as of 21 December 2009: Planisphere is a great new app in the bargain price range: only $0.99.
Owners of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch are fortunate to have a great selection of low-cost astronomy applications, available from the iTunes Store. All of the seven serious star-charting apps have these basic features: In choosing one or more of these apps to purchase, you should ask yourself questions like these: How much astronomy do I already know, and how much do I want to learn? Visual Comparisons: Comparison Table Summary Please help! Star Walk - iphone astronomy application. Stargazing guide Enjoy Stars Day or Night Now on Apple Watch!
Star Walk is an interactive astronomy guide that shows celestial objects in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing detailed information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps users understand amazing cosmic phenomena.
"For the record, the chairman's favorite iPhone app is Vito Technology's Star Walk a simple astronomy application that harnesses the iPhone's GPS capabilities to present an on-screen view of what stars and constellations should be visible on a clear night from your current location. " Starmap. Pocket Universe 1.7. iPhone App Review Pocket Universe is the creation of one John T. Kennedy who was inspired by lack of opportunities to view the night sky with any clarity or frequency in his native Dublin. The app is basically a star map, which takes advantage of the new iPhone 3GS compass to provide a Virtual Sky, which follows your movements, enabling you to identify any object in the firmament. The startup screen (left) is the portal to all other features The app needs to know the time and also requires that location services are active.
The startup screen offers you three main options, with all functions accessible from the Planetarium, which is where all the action is. As your iPhone scans the heavens, constellations, planets and Messier objects are revealed. The range and depth of information available is captivating. NASA app for iPhone. Astronomers are going gaga over newborn supernova measurements taken by NASA’s Kepler and Swift spacecraft, poring over them in hopes of better understanding what sparks these world-shattering stellar explosions.
Scientists are particularly fascinated with Type la supernovae, as they can serve as a lighthouse for measuring the vast distances across space. “Kepler’s unprecedented pre-event supernova observations and Swift’s agility in responding to supernova events have both produced important discoveries at the same time but at very different wavelengths,” says Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics. “Not only do we get insight into what triggers a Type Ia supernova, but these data allow us to better calibrate Type Ia supernovae as standard candles, and that has implications for our ability to eventually understand the mysteries of dark energy.” The graphic depicts a light curve of the newly discovered Type Ia supernova, KSN 2011b, from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. TED talk videos available through free iPhone app. Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v.
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