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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $29.99

Category: Education

Updated: Jun 02, 2012

Version: 3.5.1

Size: 584 MB

Language: English

Seller: Southern Stars

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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SkySafari 3 Pro by Southern Stars

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SkySafari 3 Pro will completely replace your desktop astronomy software, and forever change the way you view the night sky. With SkySafari 3 Pro, you can now explore the universe – not just from Earth, but from anywhere in the Solar System!

The Mac Observer says, “SkySafari 3 is the best of all the start chart apps for iOS”:

As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari 3 is “revolutionary” and a “game-changer”:

SkySafari 3 comes in three versions. This version – Pro – includes everything in our other two versions, and adds the largest database of any astronomy app, period. Pro weighs in at half a gig, and contains over 15.3 million stars from the Hubble Guide Star catalog, plus 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and over 580,000 solar system objects – including every comet and asteroid ever discovered.

SkySafari 3 Pro includes NASA's latest LRO Moon map, with 8x the resolution of any other SkySafari version. And yet it runs just as fast and smoothly as our basic version!

SkySafari 3 Pro can point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky, using your iPhone/iPad/iPod's built-in WiFi, and our SkyFi or SkyWire serial accessories.

SkySafari 3 Pro accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to a million years in the past or future. It includes 1100 encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains over 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.

If you have an iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkySafari Pro can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass/Gyro button (or shake your phone) to activate the compass – now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

SkySafari has a “Night” button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls – follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

SkySafari 3 Pro includes SkyWeek – the mobile version of Sky & Telescope Magazine's super-popular “Sky at a Glance” column. SkyWeek features interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on S&T's website. SkyWeek shows you all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers miss nothing!

SkySafari Pro's streamlined user interface puts the universe at your fingertips – and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a 21st-century telescope controller. SkySafari is your celestial travel guide!

What's New in Version 3.5.1

1) When you are orbiting a solar system object, the “Home” icon is no longer hidden behind the time flow controls.

2) Lost comets like 3D/Biela are no longer shown after their last observation date.

3) Binary stars like the Double Double are no longer erroneously linked to double stars with the same WDS number.

4) If you touch the screen while panning to an object, the chart jumps to the object rather than just stopping where you touched.

4) SkySafari no longer draws surface feature labels on anything except planets or moons.

5) Updating solar system orbit data now rebuilds the entire solar system data file from scratch, and can be done while in orbit mode.

6) SkySafari no longer requests encoder counts from a Celestron AstroMaster, which does not provide them.

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