Planet Finder +

Planet Finder +


Planet Finder +, is an advanced Augmented Reality Camera, allowing you to spot the planets as well as the 301 brightest stars and 10 closest stars. It's also an advanced Astronomy Compass providing quick orientation of visible objects in your night sky. Navigate away from the solar system by activating the starship engines and discover stars, the milky way, galaxies, superclusters and the faintest objects at the universe edge!
You'll get:

·  Astronomy Planetarium with the planets, 301 brightest stars and 10 closest stars
· Camera can be switched on / off
· Switch between automatic orientation (sensors) and manual orientation (touch and rotate / move screen)
· Choose to display 310, 51 or 1 star (sun and the planets)
· Plan your observations by time travelling the night sky 24 hours via the player interface
· Capture screen and share via facebook, twitter, email ...
· Switch to compass module

·  Astronomy compass with 9 different celestial types (navigation between celestial types is 100% configurable)
·  Solar system: positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
·  Brightest stars: positions of the 10 brightest stars
·  Closest stars: positions of the 10 closest stars
·  Milkyway: structure of the milkyway (the milkyway arms, the center, the inner buldge and bar)
·  Brightest Galaxies: positions of the 10 brightest galaxies
·  Closest Galaxies: positions of the 10 closest galaxies
·  Closest Galaxy groups: positions of the 10 closest galaxy groups
·  Closest Superclusters: positions of the 10 closest superclusters
·  Universe edge: 10 furthest celestials observed in our universe

·  Automatic orientation (sensors) or manual orientation of compass
·  Real time information about all celestials (planets, stars, galaxies, supclusters ...)
·  Real time information about the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn
·  Real time information about the number of sunspots
·  3D display of the Solar System planets, the Moon and Pluto
·  3D display of most Solar System satellites
·  Rise, transit and set times for the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
·  Player interface to pause, rewind and fast forward all celestials (planets, stars, galaxies, supclusters ...)
 
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. The same applies to all the other celestial types. Activate your starcraft engines and quickly travel around in the universe.

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.

You can also track planets and stars. Just follow the direction of the arrows and you'll spot your object in seconds!

Switch back to 2D Compass or Text View by lowering your mobile phone. Get more detailed information by touching a celestial item in the textlist.

Hit the 3D Planet icon for a detailed 3D view of planet/moon texture and check out the real time positions of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

Hit the RTS icon to display the planets rise/transit/set times or get the current number of sunspots by hitting the Sun 3D icon. Access the latest static information by tapping the Wiki icon.

(You'll need android version > 4.0.3 in order to use the camera in augmented reality mode.)

Recent changes:
version 4.02
Bugfix

version 4.01
Minor bugfix

version 4.0:
Navigate through the universe with a starship.
- Boost away from the solar system all the way to the edge of the universe
Improved graphical performance in compass mode.

version 3.72:
Improvments for tablets
design improvments
bug fixes for sensor orientation
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About Planet Finder +
Planet Finder +, is an advanced Augmented Reality Camera, allowing you to spot the planets as well as the 301 brightest stars and 10 closest stars. It's also an advanced Astronomy Compass providing quick orientation of visible objects in your night sky. Navigate away from the solar system by activating the starship engines and discover stars, the milky way, galaxies, superclusters and the faintest objects at the universe edge!
You'll get:

·  Astronomy Planetarium with the planets, 301 brightest stars and 10 closest stars
· Camera can be switched on / off
· Switch between automatic orientation (sensors) and manual orientation (touch and rotate / move screen)
· Choose to display 310, 51 or 1 star (sun and the planets)
· Plan your observations by time travelling the night sky 24 hours via the player interface
· Capture screen and share via facebook, twitter, email ...
· Switch to compass module

·  Astronomy compass with 9 different celestial types (navigation between celestial types is 100% configurable)
·  Solar system: positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
·  Brightest stars: positions of the 10 brightest stars
·  Closest stars: positions of the 10 closest stars
·  Milkyway: structure of the milkyway (the milkyway arms, the center, the inner buldge and bar)
·  Brightest Galaxies: positions of the 10 brightest galaxies
·  Closest Galaxies: positions of the 10 closest galaxies
·  Closest Galaxy groups: positions of the 10 closest galaxy groups
·  Closest Superclusters: positions of the 10 closest superclusters
·  Universe edge: 10 furthest celestials observed in our universe

·  Automatic orientation (sensors) or manual orientation of compass
·  Real time information about all celestials (planets, stars, galaxies, supclusters ...)
·  Real time information about the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn
·  Real time information about the number of sunspots
·  3D display of the Solar System planets, the Moon and Pluto
·  3D display of most Solar System satellites
·  Rise, transit and set times for the planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto
·  Player interface to pause, rewind and fast forward all celestials (planets, stars, galaxies, supclusters ...)
 
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. The same applies to all the other celestial types. Activate your starcraft engines and quickly travel around in the universe.

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.

You can also track planets and stars. Just follow the direction of the arrows and you'll spot your object in seconds!

Switch back to 2D Compass or Text View by lowering your mobile phone. Get more detailed information by touching a celestial item in the textlist.

Hit the 3D Planet icon for a detailed 3D view of planet/moon texture and check out the real time positions of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

Hit the RTS icon to display the planets rise/transit/set times or get the current number of sunspots by hitting the Sun 3D icon. Access the latest static information by tapping the Wiki icon.

(You'll need android version > 4.0.3 in order to use the camera in augmented reality mode.)

Recent changes:
version 4.02
Bugfix

version 4.01
Minor bugfix

version 4.0:
Navigate through the universe with a starship.
- Boost away from the solar system all the way to the edge of the universe
Improved graphical performance in compass mode.

version 3.72:
Improvments for tablets
design improvments
bug fixes for sensor orientation
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A Google User
Sep 11, 2014
Rubbish In accurate. Sometimes OK. But generally does respond to movement proply. Samsung s5
A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
Absolutely amazing application for any amateur stargazer in fact I'm sure it would be quite useful even for professional cosmologists... Not that they would need it but why not simplify spend all their time on those massive equations instead of thinking about directions lol
A Google User
May 15, 2014
love it
A Google User
Apr 15, 2014
WOW!! COOLEST app ever!!!!!
A Google User
Feb 21, 2014
Excelente Muchas veces me paso que miraba al cielo y sabía que lo que estaba viendo no era una estrella; las estrellas titilean y lo planetas tienen luz fija; pero no sabia cual! Con esta aplicación yo rápidamente se que estoy viendo.