SkyView iPhone Augmented Reality Star Gazing App
Great stargazing app that blends 3D images + AR camera view on iPhone and iPod touch.
SkyView [App Store] is a pretty amazing astronomy app perfect for amateur astronomers. Features:
- Augmented reality with gyroscope support
- Sky paths of sun, moon, or a planet
- Locate International Space Station (ISS), satellite (includes Space Shuttle)
- Current and predict object locations
- Search for planets, starts, constellations, and satellites, with AR arrow to help locate target
- Interesting facts about celestial body
- Landscape view shows real time azimuth, elevation, right ascension, and decline
What needs improvement:
- Should add multi-tasking support (app last updated in May, but does not save the object you are tracking)
- Universal update with iPad support would be nice (unlikely to happen before multi-tasking is added)
Version reviewed: 1.2.1 released May 23, 2011. SkyView is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch. Works in slightly pixelated x2 mode on iPad.