Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky by First Light (Universal)
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Released: Oct 22, 2008
Version: 2.4.10
Size: 487 MB
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Ranking - Education (iPhone)

Ranking - Education (iPad)

Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky

First Light
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

In 1987 Distant Suns first put the universe on your desktop. 27 years later it puts the universe in your shirt pocket.

Sporting a database of over 130,000 stars, along with nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic and beautiful displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy programs available for the most casual sky watchers and serious astronomers alike.

Features include:

•No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.
•Up to date space and astronomy news provided by Astronomy Magazine
•In partnership with Keck Observatory in Hawaii, see the current status of each telescope
•In partnership with the SETI Institute you can now see the real-time exosolar targets being monitored in the search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.
•Zoom in on the planets, see Jupiter and her moons or the rings of Saturn.
•See where other users with Beacons.
•Push notifications to ensure you'll never miss important space events.
•Compass aware, just aim and gaze.
•Over 130,000 pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand
•Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
•Stories behind each constellation
•Viewpoint Lock keeps any planet centered
•Change the look of the stars
•Galaxies, nebula and star clusters
•Hubble Space Telescope images
•All 8 planets (Pluto is optional)
•GPS aware
•Red interface to preserve your night vision
•What's Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of where all of the important stuff is
•Touching the sky to reveal hidden data for each object
•Planetary data and information

Why settle for eye-candy when you can settle for mind-candy.

Twitter: distantsuns, lazyastronomer
AIM : lazyastronomer
Support: www.distantsuns.com

What's new in version 2.4.10
• Support for iPhone 6+ native resolution
• 64 bit support
• New textures for some of Saturn's moons
• A lot of changes under-the-hood to support future versions
• Numerous bug and performance fixes
Our verdict: Good
  • + Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
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