SkyView iPhone Augmented Reality Star Gazing App

Thursday, July 21, 2011
By OP Editor

Great stargazing app that blends 3D images + AR camera view on iPhone and iPod touch.

SkyView iPhone Augmented Reality App

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)

SkyView iPhone Augmented Reality Astronomy App

SkyView [App Store] is currently on sale for $0.99 in honor of NASA’s final Space Shuttle Mission (Atlantis) until July 21st.

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.

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Tags: Apple, Augmented Reality, iPhone, iPhone Apps, iPod touch

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