What’s New

Version 2.0

V2.0 - We have updated the app to support large screens as those in the iPhone XR en XS.
+ Updated the widget lay out to match all screen sizes.
+ Various small bug fixes. Thank you for letting us know!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

jjts2703 ,

Good entry-level guide

This is a nice entry level atlas for amateur astronomers using binoculars and small scopes. Keep up the good work. Some corrections needed, but generally a worthwhile app.

da-wdc ,

Actually

Update in response to developer:
Fair enough. Worthless was needlessly unkind. I apologize, I’m sure you’re working hard on the app. I would find the app useful if I could see the coordinates of objects and if the app allowed me to zoom to just a section of a chart (again while showing coordinates). I’d really love that. I don’t always want the extras of an app like sky safari. Something like this app, nice and streamlined but with the additional features above (and below) would be great.

Original review:
The free version is worthless. Given that the app hasn’t been updated in a very long time (it doesn’t fill the screen on my iPhone X), I’m hesitant to try the “pro” version. The free version gives you a static image of each map. It would be useful if you could zoom and identify the coordinates of objects. But you can’t. You can sort of eyeball coordinates but that’s not the best way to know where to point your scope. (Mine is an old school refractor, no go to mount, just setting circles so don’t go throwing your shade my way about not knowing about astronomy). This is at best a one star app. Two stars in the hope that the pro version is actually useful.

Developer Response ,

Hi da-wdc, *worthless* is a bit brash, don't you think? There's a lot effort invested into building this app and making it correct. It's meant to be a modern version of a celestial pocket book, like Burnham's or Norton's, but in this case in an app. I hope that clears it up a bit. And at least the new update makes the app fill you entire iPhone X screen, in all it's beauty :)

kanbili ,

Does not do what it’s supposed to

There’s no information about constellations or objects. There’s no settings or menu. There’s no option to make a list of objects. Basically it’s just an image of the constellations from sky atlas. Pretty useless without the functions it claims to have.

Developer Response ,

Hi kanbili, you might want to rotate your iPad to landscape. Just try it, a world of new wonders will open itself to you :)

Information

Seller
Martijn de Meulder
Size
113.6 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Dutch

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Surfcheck
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad Astra Pro $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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