SkyORB

SkyORB


SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!

We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you.
- PC Advisor
★★★★★

SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.
What you will get with SkyORB
• Fast and lightweight.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering from Mercury to Pluto, Uranus and Saturn and every moons, including deep space exploration up to 50 parsecs.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, see the nebula from Messier and Caldwell classification.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Ability to move fast forward and backward in time,
• Enhanced for latest Android devices,
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, opposition, aphelia, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications (can be disabled).


New in SkyORB 2.1
• Now free to try.
• Improved star map rendering, including fisheye projection
• Updated settings page, sub page can be now accessed by swiping left to right, removing the clutter.
• More robust MPC updater.
• Ability to render from the solar system to the milky way.
• Improved 3D engine, updated for latest tablet and devices.
• Improved rise and set time notifications
• Space view reacts with accelerometer, and addressed glitches.
• OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

Check out our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SkyORB/120203608017193

Check out our Twitter page:
http://www.twitter.com/realtech_VR

Check out the app website for more information, documentation, videos and more at
http://www.realtech-vr.com/skyorb/

Recent changes:
In this update

• Hot fix for Korean language
• Full native OpenGL ES 3.0 renderer for supported phone and tablets.
• Days of ascending and descending nodes are now available.
• Planets can be double tap for selection in the local view.
• Improved rise / set times calculations for moon and sun.
• Addressed stability issues.
• Improved performance for all Android Devices.
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800
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
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File size
42169 kb
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About SkyORB
SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!

We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you.
- PC Advisor
★★★★★

SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.
What you will get with SkyORB
• Fast and lightweight.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering from Mercury to Pluto, Uranus and Saturn and every moons, including deep space exploration up to 50 parsecs.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, see the nebula from Messier and Caldwell classification.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Ability to move fast forward and backward in time,
• Enhanced for latest Android devices,
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, opposition, aphelia, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications (can be disabled).


New in SkyORB 2.1
• Now free to try.
• Improved star map rendering, including fisheye projection
• Updated settings page, sub page can be now accessed by swiping left to right, removing the clutter.
• More robust MPC updater.
• Ability to render from the solar system to the milky way.
• Improved 3D engine, updated for latest tablet and devices.
• Improved rise and set time notifications
• Space view reacts with accelerometer, and addressed glitches.
• OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

Check out our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SkyORB/120203608017193

Check out our Twitter page:
http://www.twitter.com/realtech_VR

Check out the app website for more information, documentation, videos and more at
http://www.realtech-vr.com/skyorb/

Recent changes:
In this update

• Hot fix for Korean language
• Full native OpenGL ES 3.0 renderer for supported phone and tablets.
• Days of ascending and descending nodes are now available.
• Planets can be double tap for selection in the local view.
• Improved rise / set times calculations for moon and sun.
• Addressed stability issues.
• Improved performance for all Android Devices.

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A Google User
6 days ago
no support i have tried to recover the purchase 3 times, this developer spends too much time on security of this app. and not the quality
A Google User
Aug 16, 2014
Doesn't work My galaxy note II force continuously the app closing.
A Google User
Jul 13, 2014
Great but.. Please add more animation to. The sun and when zooming in, make the little stars actually look like stars passing by. Thanks though!
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Didn't work on PANTECH Flex, After download app opened once then never again. Just little circle icon saying please wait. I restated phone twice thinking something had to adjust but app never worked.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
It was awesome but now all it does is keep loading until it says error please please fix it :( ..... 7/8/14 I uninstalled the app and waiting for it to reinstall hopefully this will fix the problem