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
·  Real time information about the planets
·  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.

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 3.21:
unlock all the details features of planet finder by installing ARTS widget
design improvments
improvements for tablets (bug fixes and design related)
freeze function added to compass module

improved GUI
new compass ring steel design
new dynamic earth compass background
new navigation buttons between different views of compass module
improved filtering algorythm for accelerometer and magnetometer
improved configuration view...
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Free
74
3.7
User ratings
581
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
7175 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
·  Real time information about the planets
·  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.

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 3.21:
unlock all the details features of planet finder by installing ARTS widget
design improvments
improvements for tablets (bug fixes and design related)
freeze function added to compass module

improved GUI
new compass ring steel design
new dynamic earth compass background
new navigation buttons between different views of compass module
improved filtering algorythm for accelerometer and magnetometer
improved configuration view...
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A Google User
Jul 26, 2014
Intersting Good
A Google User
Jul 11, 2014
Bad trial.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Good.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Looks good Liked it enough to keep it for now. Does what it says - locates the planets in relation to the Earth but doesn't seem to do much more. Good enough to make me think about paying for the full version but I want to get more familiar with it first.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2014
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