Luminos - Astronomy companion for iOS
iOS Universal Education
Now with Apple Watch support! As featured in the AppStore!
2015 PC Magazine Editor's Choice! Awarded Best Stargazing App by Tap Magazine!
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Luminos brings the excitement of the universe to you with beautifully rendered views of the night sky. Instantly zoom in to high-definition views of the planets and moons with a few taps on the screen. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet. Then, let Luminos entertain you with stories on the history, knowledge and mythology of your favorite planets, moons and stars. Browse the largest deep space image catalog of any mobile app, anywhere. Or get live sky charts and satellite alerts on your Apple Watch!
When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an Internet connection. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. Powerful planning tools help you make the most of your evenings by showing you exactly what will be visible tonight or any night in the future.
Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, watch eclipses, travel through time, identify craters on the moon, fly through space, watch the solar system in motion from high above, or see the multitudes of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet, Luminos makes it all easy and fun.
Instead of buying many apps to get all of these features, Luminos includes everything in one low price. There are no in-app purchases to nibble away at your wallet and there's no advertising to distract you from views of the heavens. Get out there and start exploring!
In Luminos 8.2, we're proud to announce two big features. First, with our new support for Apple Watch you can view live sky charts for satellites, planets and stars right on your wrist! Orient the display to match your surroundings, then track objects as they move overhead in real time. Get all the details of any tracked object, or simply access what's best to view tonight with a quick glance. Pick your favorite satellites in Luminos, and you can receive flyover alerts on your devices when they become visible.
Next, we've added more than 13,000 images to Luminos covering the New General Catalog and Index Catalog. It's the largest deep space image library of any mobile app anywhere, and it's right in the palm of your hand! All images have been crafted from sources such as the Digitized Sky Survey and Hubble site, carefully adjusted and corrected, and aligned to more than half a billion stars so that they appear perfectly in the sky view.
We've also added more minor features and many bug fixes. Check the full release notes for details!
Fixed in 8.2.1: Flyover Alerts no longer crash in iOS 7 and the Apple Watch glance no longer hangs if the ISS is not found in the satellites list