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Luminos - Astronomy companion for iOS

Luminos - Astronomy companion for iOS

       iOS Universal

As featured in the AppStore!
Awarded Best Stargazing App 2012 in Tap! Magazine's 100 Best iOS Apps Ever!

For more videos demonstrating Luminos, check out our YouTube channel at !

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.

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!

What's new

The entire app has been updated for clarity, ease of use, and visual appeal, with amazing new effects and exciting new features throughout the app. Here are just a few highlights:

* We've simplified the user interface with a gesture to clear the selection (swipe down on the selection bar) and the field of view controls now appear automatically whenever you pinch zoom or even just tap with two fingers. We’ve made the interface more streamlined with intuitive time controls and a responsive time wheel, plus we've utilized edge-to-edge design to maximize your content.

* We’ve added 3D models for asteroids, coma and tail rendering to comets, a beautiful new corona effect for the Sun, and scientifically-modeled atmosphere effects for the Earth. We’ve also added all-new animations for flying through space so you really feel like you’re there while exploring the solar system in 3D.

* Objects in space now have a holographic 3D motion effect when you wiggle your device around. Especially cool is Saturn where the rings seem to pop out of the screen, and the detail of the International Space Station model looks great as a hologram.

* You can now see the brightest targets from every category at a glance in the What’s Up display, and then browse the categories with an interactive sky chart. The sky chart even includes its own time control so you can easily gauge where everything will be as the evening progresses.

* We’ve got telescope users covered, too, with a redesigned optics calculator that makes choosing gear a breeze. We’ve also added star magnitude limits, Great Red Spot transits, and occultation schedules of the Galilean moons. PLUS we've included two iOS 8 Today extensions so you can have the Sun and Moon rise and set times and Jupiter’s Galilean moon arrangement at your fingertips anytime.

New in 8.0.1: We’ve fixed a couple of crashes and numerous minor issues throughout the app, plus we’ve reduced power usage when using the Browser in Battery Saver mode, and we’ve expanded What’s Up searches to include Potentially Hazardous and other near-Earth asteroid types.


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Last changed:
Sep 19, 2014
Wobbleworks LLC
207.8 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
5.00 (10)

All Versions Average Rating:
4.50 (208)
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