Astromap HD turns your IOS device into a window on the night sky.
With iPhone and iPad you will be able to point your device up and you will see a map of the brightest stars, constellations and planets in that part of the sky.
Next time you see a bright star and want to know what it's called, use Astromap HD!
The application features:
- Automatic mode that takes advantage of sensors installed in your device: magnetometer, gyroscope and accelerometer.(Automatic mode is only available on iPhone and iPad)
- Manual mode that allows you to pan, zoom and rotate the view with your fingers(Manual mode is available on iPod touch, iPhone and iPad)
- Search which will help you find the position of various astronomical objects on the sky
- Night mode
- Universal build which will run on any of your IOS devices
The application does not require any internet connection to view the stars and all your star maps are already embedded in Astromap HD.
Added support for latest iOS.
Added more stars.
Added some localisation support for French, Japanese, Italian, German, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech and Greek.
Ratings and Reviews
I bought this app to help in coaching a Science Olympiad event for my daughter on astronomy. The entire group of kids wound up buying it and on cloudy nights we'd 'stargaze' with our various devices. I still use it almost nightly to confirm that I'm looking at what I think I am. The search option is great and will lead you to what you're looking for. Not sure I would still be spending the time trying to learn the constellations if it wasn't as easy as pulling out my phone while walking the dogs and pointing it to where I'm looking.
My only suggestion would be to always use a figure eight pattern when you first open it, even if not prompted to, as I have found myself in the completely wrong part of the sky when opening it.
Update the App
The app is shows the locations in reverse. Not only that, but the app crashes when I change the settings.
Best in it's class
This app is awesome.
- Constantin Cristian
- 32 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Constantin Cristian
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.