Planet Finder

Planet Finder


Planet Finder is an Astronomy Compass providing quick orientation of visible planets in your night sky.
You'll get:

·  Astronomy compass displaying the positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
· Astronomy compass with the 10 brightest and the 10 closest stars
·  Real time information about the planets and stars
·  3D display of Mercury, Venus, Moon , Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
·  3D display of most Solar System satellites

Extremely easy! Just launch the application to obtain an instant overview of the planets surrounding you. You're in the middle of the screen, on Earth, and the planets are being displayed around you. If a planet is above the Compass Ring and is highlighted, it's visible. If the planet is below the Compass Ring, towards the center of the Earth, it is shadowed and below your horizon. Navigate to the stars just be touching the spaceship.

With a simple screen touch you switch to a text view listing all planetary positions. (Direction, altitude and the phase of the inner Terrestrial planets and the Moon)

Hit the 3D Planet icon for a detailed 3D view of planet/moon texture.

(The paid version, Planet Finder +, comes with an advanced Augmented Reality Camera: Just point your phone to the sky and Planet Finder + will instantly switch to Augmented Reality Mode. Spot planets and stars through your mobile camera, take a snapshot and share via facebook, email, twitter or MMS!
Interact with the Augmented Reality View by activating its Player. Play, pause, rewind and fast forward the Solar System. This will render the trajectories of the planets and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.)

If you have a new smart phone, it most likely has a Gyroscope Sensor. Planet Finder uses this sensor in combination with your accelerometer and magnetometer. This means that Planet Finder quickly responds to your movements providing a stable image and accurate readings.

The application can be installed on your phone SD card in order to save phone storage.
(open settings -> programs -> manage programs -> PlanetFinder+ -> move to sd)

Recent changes:
version 4.01
minor bug fix
version 4.0
10 brightest stars
10 closest stars
GUI harmonized with planetfinderplus
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3.7
User ratings
803
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
6795 kb
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About Planet Finder
Planet Finder is an Astronomy Compass providing quick orientation of visible planets in your night sky.
You'll get:

·  Astronomy compass displaying the positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
· Astronomy compass with the 10 brightest and the 10 closest stars
·  Real time information about the planets and stars
·  3D display of Mercury, Venus, Moon , Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
·  3D display of most Solar System satellites

Extremely easy! Just launch the application to obtain an instant overview of the planets surrounding you. You're in the middle of the screen, on Earth, and the planets are being displayed around you. If a planet is above the Compass Ring and is highlighted, it's visible. If the planet is below the Compass Ring, towards the center of the Earth, it is shadowed and below your horizon. Navigate to the stars just be touching the spaceship.

With a simple screen touch you switch to a text view listing all planetary positions. (Direction, altitude and the phase of the inner Terrestrial planets and the Moon)

Hit the 3D Planet icon for a detailed 3D view of planet/moon texture.

(The paid version, Planet Finder +, comes with an advanced Augmented Reality Camera: Just point your phone to the sky and Planet Finder + will instantly switch to Augmented Reality Mode. Spot planets and stars through your mobile camera, take a snapshot and share via facebook, email, twitter or MMS!
Interact with the Augmented Reality View by activating its Player. Play, pause, rewind and fast forward the Solar System. This will render the trajectories of the planets and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.)

If you have a new smart phone, it most likely has a Gyroscope Sensor. Planet Finder uses this sensor in combination with your accelerometer and magnetometer. This means that Planet Finder quickly responds to your movements providing a stable image and accurate readings.

The application can be installed on your phone SD card in order to save phone storage.
(open settings -> programs -> manage programs -> PlanetFinder+ -> move to sd)

Recent changes:
version 4.01
minor bug fix
version 4.0
10 brightest stars
10 closest stars
GUI harmonized with planetfinderplus
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A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
PLANEt FINDER Well organized thanks...
A Google User
Dec 11, 2014
Very good app
A Google User
Nov 19, 2014
bad I can not even get it to load at all it looks like it'd be a lot of fun lot of good and bad reviews I would prefer to give it 5 stars but it doesn't work at all could you update or something
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Its great Looks like a great app
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
Great for orientation Very useful