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Mobile Observatory - Astronomy
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Mobile Observatory - Astronomy
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$4.49
Grades: 4 to 12
Downloads: 10,000-50,000
Num. Ratings: 1,342

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Description

Mobile Observatory is one of the most complete astronomy apps available for Android devices and the perfect tool for anybody interested in the sky's wonders, from the occasional sky gazer to the passionate amateur astronomer.

You want to know if the next lunar eclipse is visible from your location or when the next bright comet is visible? You would like to be notified by your smart phone the next time, Jupiter and the Moon meet in the sky? You want to know what the blazing bright object in the evening sky is? You want to be always up-to-date which celestial events are visible from your location? Then this app is a must-have for you!

The app does not only include a live, zoomable sky map telling you what sky object you are looking at but provides you with loads of detailed extra information on stars, planets, deep sky objects, meteor showers, comets, asteroids, lunar and solar eclipses as well as detailed ephemeris of all included sky objects and an interactive top-down view of the Solar System. All that in just one app!

Presently, Mobile Observatory is available in three different languages: English, German, and Spanish. Localisation to further languages is in progress.

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mobileobservatory or visit the homepage at http://mobileobservatory.info.

Mobile Observatory provides the following features:

- Zoomable sky map showing stars, planets, asteroids, and more (above and below the horizon)
- Interactive top-down view of the Solar System
- Live mode (point device on sky and get information on what you see)
- Calendar showing detailed descriptions of celestial events
- Push celestial events to your phone's calendar and set a reminder alarm
- Rise, set, and transit times for any object
- Position of any object in the sky (altitude and direction)
- Twilight times, length of day
- Bright Star Catalog (~9000 stars) with detailed informations
- Selection of 2500 NGC objects
- Messier Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
- Caldwell Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
- Meteor streams (begin, maximum, hourly rate, ...)
- Lunar and solar eclipses information
- Bright comets (automatically selected according to the date)
- Dwarf planets: The five known dwarf planets
- Minor planets: bright, near Earth, trans-Neptune (total of 5000 in the database)
- Moon phases, the apparent view of the sun and planets
- Current image of the Sun and sunspot number
- Automatically generated visibility report for any object
- Twilight/Sunrise/set diagram for the complete year
- Compass view with showing azimuth and altitude of objects graphically
- Positions of the Jupiter moons
- Widget with rise & set times of the Sun and Moon
- Automatic location determination from the mobile network or GPS
- Select a location from a built-in database or online via Google Maps
- Choose any time and date
- Detailed ephemeris, visibility information of all objects
- Dates of conjunctions between any object with planets or the Moon
- 3D-view of the Moon and the planets
- Accurate calculations for dates between 1900 and 2100


keywords: astronomy, solar system, planet, stars, telescope, meteor, live sky map, asteroids, minor planets, mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, galileian, saturn, uranus, neptune, ceres, vesta, juno, eros, comets, tablet friendly, venus transit, eclipse, pluto, lunar, vsop87, ngc, new general catalog, photography, golden hour, blue hour

Recent changes:
Correction of following issues:
- Favorites list could not be browsed
- After de- and re-installing the Favorites were lost
- Favorites are now saved on the SD-card
- New object descriptions

Version 1.96:
- New starting screen with quick access to the most important features
- 2500 New General Catalog objects
- Compass view
- Twilight diagram & golden and blue hours
- Overview information screen for each object
- 3D-view for planets
- Option for showing times in 12 or 24-hour format

Content rating: Low Maturity
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by Uri
- 10/23/2012
Worth itGreat astronomy app.

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by Gabriel
- 10/22/2012
It is worth itUse this everyday

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by Nassau
- 10/21/2012
Best astronomy app out thereLuv it all that needs to be said.

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by Nick
- 10/21/2012
Use it...This app is by far the best there is for portability. Quick and easy. Droid razr

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by estes
- 10/20/2012
Very Helpful!This app has been a great help in my nighttime photography!!!

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by wolfs
- 10/20/2012
Excellent app.Very in depth. Gives you a lot more information than Google Sky map. Great for the beginner and pros alike.

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by Ian
- 10/20/2012
Mobile AstronomyAn excellent astronomy app.

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by Thomas
- 10/20/2012
LgSweet

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by Arthur
- 10/20/2012
Awesome

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by Lucy
- 10/19/2012
Well worth the moneyI was a little apprehensive to get this at first due to the price, and was considering getting the cheaper SkySafari, but it was the events calender that swayed me to go for this. I've not had it long, so I've not yet come across any bugs, but so far Mobile Observatory is far better than I could have imagined, and I'm so glad I decided to get it. It does so much! I still don't think I've explored everything you can do with it. It has quite a nice UI, and being able to add the events you're interested in to your calender is a nice feature. I would definitely recommend it.