At night, the cloudless sky is beautiful. Wherever you look, there are stars everywhere. Not everything that shines in the sky is a star. The luminescent object can be a planet, an asteroid, and so on.
To find out the name or details of the celestial body you are looking at, or the bright object in the sky – a star or a planet – you don’t need to look up information in a book about astronomy. With the following Android and IOS applications, users can get detailed information about almost anything they can see with their eyes in the air.
Best applications in astronomy
SkEye is a little star looking into the eyes. Information about your workplace is necessary for your work. When you enter your state/area, city, latitude or longitude and click the Accept button, SkEye displays a list of planets, asteroids, stars, etc. and their positions in the sky. To see the direction and additional information, click on the name of the planet/stars. SkEye allows users to see the position of each interstellar object on the date they choose. The following details of celestial bodies are presented here:
- Azimuth, F.V., declination.
- Height, time angle, values for right ascent, etc.
If you have a complex telescope, you can use the above data to see the object through the telescope.
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Star Trek 2
To use Star Walk2, you must give it access to your location or manually enter your current location. The SW2 will show the stars/planets on screen with a nice live wallpaper. The application will also play good music. Star Walk2 shows objects and their details so that the screen is not blown up. It allows you to scroll left, up, right and down. A search function is provided in the Starship Falls registration form. If you click on the name of a star statue/star/planet, SW2 will display its image and show you all the details (including the exact position) of the body. If the thing you put in a constellation is a constellation, then Star Trek 2 tells you how many stars there are in the constellation. The SW2 has a time machine. It informs users about the celestial bodies that will be visible in the sky at night.
NASA is an excellent application for astronomy lovers. It allows users to watch cool videos, view images from various satellites launched by NASA and much more.
The application provides access to data from their space exploration system, which consists of several interesting details about the planets. For example, if the planet is larger than the Earth, the NASA application indicates the size by which the planet is larger than the Earth. With this astronomical application you can view the planet from different angles. NASA is the only astronomical application that delivers high quality images of constellations, planets, stars, asteroids and more. It also provides video material explaining the various complexities and the status of NASA’s current and future space projects.
Like the astronomical applications I have presented here, SkySafari uses GPS/location technology to help users identify the stars, planets, etc. in the sky. It also has a built-in compass. SkySafari uses up to 4/5 times more memory than the above applications. That’s because SkySafari has a huge astronomical database. When you start SkySafari, several dots appear on the screen. The background of the dots is nothing but the sky, and the dots point to stars/stars of the constellation/ planet. When you click on an item, SkySafari displays the details of what you have heard. This application shows what celestial objects look like. It also indicates the time of sunrise and sunset on every planet in the solar system.
SkyWiki is another small and popular application for the identification of stars. At startup, the following options are displayed on the screen:
- Periscope, star map, calendar.
- Compass, pictures, messages.
The periscope shows the sunset and sunrise of 9 planets for the current day. You can see the time of sunrise / sunset in the past or in the following days.
The Skymap tool simulates the air. It offers the possibility to hide constellations, planets, the Milky Way, waste objects, etc. from Skymap.
The Calendar is intended for a number of important astronomical events during the course of the day.
The Images section presents the moonlight of the day, images shared by NASA, the Hubble Telescope, and more.
SkyWiki can display the exact position of your celestial body at the moment you specify it.
Starlight – Discover the stars
Starlight is a basic application that only displays object names. If you click on it, no detailed information about stars, planets, etc. is displayed. According to the developers of Starlight, this application has names of 100k stars, 80+ constellations, and so on. To find out the name of a celestial body, turn on your phone’s GPS. Starlight shows images of the dark sky and different stars, planets, etc. You need to move your phone in all directions and look for names until you find the one you’re looking for.
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