SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, news, sun clock, point at the sky, weather, and more. Tap “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!
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 or with ARKi.
SkyORB is free to download and you can upgrade to the premium version directly from the application to enjoy even more features, as notifications and on-the-cloud backup.
What you will get with SkyORB (Lite version):
• Fast (multi-core optimized) and lightweight (<100MB), full featured astronomy app.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering,
• a Zoom all the way in to the solar system, or zoom all the way out to the rest of the Milky Way in 3D.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, Augmented reality with ARKit support.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Personalized ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planets 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, space probes (Pioneer and Voyager) 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
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications. Also receive enhanced push notifications of astronomy news released in the press.
Upgrade to SkyORB Premium (one-time purchase or 12-month membership) and unlock access to a host of additional features that will extend and improve your use of SkyORB as:
• Ad-free version
• Full screen in planetarium view, including more view unlocked
• Display more information on moon phases, ephemeris.
• More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes,
• More complete search engine,
• Easily recover your premium upgrade to all your devices connected to your account, thanks to the iOS cloud storage.
• And many more features unlocked !
• Apple Watch (watchOS 2) with vocal search engine, digital crown, equation of time complication, and stand alone from the phone.
PLEASE NOTE that your 12-months Premium Membership will automatically renew for the same duration and price as the one originally chosen.
Thanks for using SkyORB - Astronomy for Everyone app. This update has an entirely redesigned sun clock and sun graph, including current day and whole year sun graph, with night, nautical twilight and civil twilight. Time of sun set and sun rise are now even more improved. Also includes other bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Mr Browns Review
This app is got better over cuppl Ov years the up daites has got a lot better so if you get it it's worth it but the ads must got thought 📲⌚️⚜🕜🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Really helpful app
I downloaded this app as the free version, then decided to upgrade. For a beginner astronomer like me I have found it very helpful. The auto align of the sky to the compass really helps identification. Packed full of useful things, including a night vision mode. Need to buy a rubber case now to protect the iPad when out and about. Two minor niggles: the first is when you search for a planet, the helpful halo that you get when searching for a star does not happen, and you can't see where the planet is! The second is that it takes a lot of trial and error to understand what all the functions do. Some form of title as you move to each page would help. If it lasted for only a few seconds on moving to the page, even better!
Been using this app for a while now so I thought I’d pay a years subscription and what do you know. No difference. Still got ads.
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- Stephane Denis
- 166.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Premium Version £2.99
- 1-year Premium Subscription £1.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.