Galilean for Phones

Galilean for Phones


Galilean is software to help plan and assist observations of the major four jovian satellites, also called the Galilean Moons.

Meteorites and artificial satellites excepted, nothing moves faster in the eyepiece than Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. For this reason, these brightest moons of Jupiter are most popular and easy targets for binoculars and telescopes alike.

Galilean plots current and time-shifted positions of the moons, both as on-north orbit view and edge-on, while the latter can be tilted to Jupiter's rotation axis (geocentric) or parallactic angle (topocentric), if Jupiter is above horizon. Transiting moons and their shadows are plotted on an enlarged view of the planet. For curiosity, triple shadow events can be simulated from a list of occurrences between the years 1901 and 2092.

Galilean also computes detailed physical and positional ephemerides for Jupiter and the moons, as well as countdown for the transit of the GRS. Furthermore, a chart is provided showing Jupiter's elongation from the Sun.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES

* Orbit and edge-on views
* Tilted edge-on views
* Views through various optics
* Time shift ±10 min, ±1 hour, ±1 day
* Selectable date and time
* Rise, set and transit times
* Jupiter ephemerides
* Jupiter moons ephemerides
* Rectangular coordinates
* Spheric (3D globe) views of the Jovian moons
* GPS-enabled or manual input
* No internet connection required
* Runs in full-screen portrait mode
* Simple operation

ご購入をお考えのお客様へ、
本アプリーに関するご質問は日本語でもお受けしております。
お気軽にお問い合わせください。


BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
This application is believed to be reliable and accurate, however, errors inherent to the human factor or operating system implementation cannot be ruled out entirely.

1. This application is designed for phones and tablets and operates in portrait mode only.
2. Please be so kind as to send a report preferably with screen snap should you encounter any layout issues.
3. This application requires Android 2.2 or higher and a display which is to the Android standard.
4. Please contact the author, if you have any pre-sales questions.

Recent changes:
Ver 1.12: Repairs the time shift buttons, sorry folks.
Ver 1.11: Higher compatibility with more screen configurations. Layout fixes.
Ver 1.10: adds moon position chart (see screen snap #4)
Ver 1.09: Shadow of spheres can be placed at will, elongation chart set to orbit scale, minor adjustments.
Ver 1.08: Minor design/layout trimmings, bug fix
Ver 1.07: Error in Settings fixed (apologies to all)
Ver 1.06: Improved renderings of 3D moon globes with night shadow.
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About Galilean for Phones
Galilean is software to help plan and assist observations of the major four jovian satellites, also called the Galilean Moons.

Meteorites and artificial satellites excepted, nothing moves faster in the eyepiece than Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. For this reason, these brightest moons of Jupiter are most popular and easy targets for binoculars and telescopes alike.

Galilean plots current and time-shifted positions of the moons, both as on-north orbit view and edge-on, while the latter can be tilted to Jupiter's rotation axis (geocentric) or parallactic angle (topocentric), if Jupiter is above horizon. Transiting moons and their shadows are plotted on an enlarged view of the planet. For curiosity, triple shadow events can be simulated from a list of occurrences between the years 1901 and 2092.

Galilean also computes detailed physical and positional ephemerides for Jupiter and the moons, as well as countdown for the transit of the GRS. Furthermore, a chart is provided showing Jupiter's elongation from the Sun.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES

* Orbit and edge-on views
* Tilted edge-on views
* Views through various optics
* Time shift ±10 min, ±1 hour, ±1 day
* Selectable date and time
* Rise, set and transit times
* Jupiter ephemerides
* Jupiter moons ephemerides
* Rectangular coordinates
* Spheric (3D globe) views of the Jovian moons
* GPS-enabled or manual input
* No internet connection required
* Runs in full-screen portrait mode
* Simple operation

ご購入をお考えのお客様へ、
本アプリーに関するご質問は日本語でもお受けしております。
お気軽にお問い合わせください。


BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
This application is believed to be reliable and accurate, however, errors inherent to the human factor or operating system implementation cannot be ruled out entirely.

1. This application is designed for phones and tablets and operates in portrait mode only.
2. Please be so kind as to send a report preferably with screen snap should you encounter any layout issues.
3. This application requires Android 2.2 or higher and a display which is to the Android standard.
4. Please contact the author, if you have any pre-sales questions.

Recent changes:
Ver 1.12: Repairs the time shift buttons, sorry folks.
Ver 1.11: Higher compatibility with more screen configurations. Layout fixes.
Ver 1.10: adds moon position chart (see screen snap #4)
Ver 1.09: Shadow of spheres can be placed at will, elongation chart set to orbit scale, minor adjustments.
Ver 1.08: Minor design/layout trimmings, bug fix
Ver 1.07: Error in Settings fixed (apologies to all)
Ver 1.06: Improved renderings of 3D moon globes with night shadow.

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A Google User
Dec 29, 2013
How did I live without this? As an Astronomer and Jupiter enthusiast, This app has made my life so much easier. Most other apps associated with the Jovian system are hard to understand and give a bunch of pointless information and graphs that have no real use for the visual observer. Galilean for phones is exactly what I wanted. Not only does it display the current location of each of the Galilean moons but it updates you in real time as to when the next Great red spot transit is. It has an easy to use and understand interface with pinpoint locations of all the Galilean moons. I know it is listed as being an app for phones but it works perfectly on my Nexus 7 2013 as well. Never have I had a crash or lockup or bug. It is a great companion for observing the Jovian system.
A Google User
Dec 28, 2013
A must have If you are an imager, this is a must have.
A Google User
Mar 17, 2012
Very Useful App I run public viewing sessions 3 times a week at an observatory, and I use this app several times a night. The first time for myself to check which moon is which and if the Great Red Spot is visible, and later that night for visitors to show them how far we have come in predicting what goes on in the heavens. This app is very accurate and can show you the view of Jupiter for several different telescope types. It is easy to change the time in order to explore when interesting views of the king of the planets present themselves.
A Google User
Mar 17, 2012
Very Useful App I run public viewing sessions 3 times a week at an observatory, and I use this app several times a night. The first time for myself to check which moon is which and if the Great Red Spot is visible, and later that night for visitors to show them how far we have come in predicting what goes on in the heavens. This app is very accurate and can show you the view of Jupiter for several different telescope types. It is easy to change the time in order to explore when interesting views of the king of the planets present themselves.
zenpi314
Mar 17, 2012
Very Useful App I run public viewing sessions 3 times a week at an observatory, and I use this app several times a night. The first time for myself to check which moon is which and if the Great Red Spot is visible, and later that night for visitors to show them how far we have come in predicting what goes on in the heavens. This app is very accurate and can show you the view of Jupiter for several different telescope types. It is easy to change the time in order to explore when interesting views of the king of the planets present themselves.