••• Check Out The New Planet Tracker YouTube Video •••
Click on the 'Developer Website' link to watch a tutorial for Planet Tracker.
Planet Tracker is a unique application that calculates realtime planetary positions for the planets in our solar system, demonstrating the incredible computing power of the iPad.
Planet Tracker computes the following realtime values for each of the planets...
Altitude & Azimuth
Rise Time & Set Time
Rise Azimuth & Set Azimuth
Distance from Sun
Distance from Earth
Distance (angular) from Perihelion
Distance (angular) from Aphelion
Planet's Right Ascension
Obliquity of ecliptic
The following clocks are also included…
Local Civil Time (LCT)
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Local Sidereal Time (LST)
Greenwich Sidereal Time (GST)
Julian Day Number (JDN)
In addition to all the above, Planet Tracker allows you to view the planet positions graphically in a 2D representation. This lets you not only see the orientation of the planets in our solar system, but it allows you to quickly see which planets are in position for optimal viewing.
You can get help for any item by tapping on the item. Most items have a red/green indicator light next to it. These lights indicate if the value is increasing (green) or decreasing (red).
If you have any suggestions/comments/issues with Planet Tracker please send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I will respond to all email within 24 hours (usually much sooner).
• Video tutorial on YouTube (Click on the 'Developer Website' link)
• Replaced Geocentric Latitude/Longitudes with Ecliptic Latitudes/Longitudes
• Minor changes to help text
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- May 04, 2013
- Jace Nicklien
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