Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation to amaze you! Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to professional astronomers, and everyone in between. And now, Luminos features the largest catalog available on mobile, with more than 113 million stars!
Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, or recreate eclipses, Luminos has what you need.
Browse the largest deep space image catalog of any mobile app, anywhere, or track 3D meteor showers now or from the past. Travel through time, identify craters on the moon, fly through space, watch the solar system in motion from high above, or see the multitudes of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet.
You can even get live sky charts and satellite alerts on your Apple Watch! Luminos makes it all easy and fun.
Instead of buying many apps to get all of these features, Luminos includes everything in one low price. There are no in-app purchases to nibble away at your wallet and there's no advertising to distract you from views of the heavens.
When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope, then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an Internet connection. Powerful planning tools help you make the most of your evenings by showing you exactly what will be visible tonight or any night in the future.
Get out there and start exploring!
For more videos demonstrating Luminos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/wobbleworksluminos !
This update softens the edges around deep space images in the sky view for better blending, plus it updates the SynScan library which fixes alignment problems on SynScan telescopes which use an auxiliary encoder.
A couple of minor bugs have also been fixed: calculated values on browser pages will update correctly after a location change, and the LX200 protocol is more robust when used with mounts that sometimes inject garbage into the data stream.
Ratings and Reviews
Love it, definitely would recommend a purchase.
Listen this app is exactly what your looking for If you love space, and space facts, own or plan to own a telescope, or just curious about what’s above your head at the moment this is the app for you. The price tag might seem steep but the information value, easy to use interface and level of stellar catalogs you get is worth it. Besides being vast in data this app is very informative, visually pleasing and a grate night sky navigation tool for novice and experienced astronomers. Telling you direction, ascension and magnitude of celestial bodies and stellar objects. On top of that there is an entire satellite catalog for you to track and view. It also has built-in compatibility for most rotor based scopes so you can keep speedy object in view. This app is a definite must have if you are an aspiring astronomer or astrophotographer.
This is a great app for the amateur astrophysicist in all of us. I’ll spend an hour or two with my boyfriend or homeboys just chlllin outside star (& planet!)—gazing. It’s truly delightful! I especially like learning about constellations and celestial bodies that I have always known existed but never knew the actual specifics of. If you’re a hardcore scientist, you will most definitely enjoy the nitty-gritty minutiae & super specific knowledge of space you can gain with this app; and if you’re just someone who enjoys the occasional PBS galactic special, then you’ll simply enjoy the (literal) cosmic amount of information at your fingertips. Major kudos to the creative design team—the artwork is majorly incredible, especially how ancient constellations are grafted over the sky, painting a picture of how our ancestors wove together stories and portraits of heroes & monsters just by looking upward. Enjoy friends!
This is a very fun and informative app. Most features can be learned simply by tapping the buttons on the screen. Tapping on a star, planet or any object on the screen will bring up the name and basic info about it. If that is not enough, go to the browser then support and select user's guide and there are professional informative videos on how to operate the app. The Video on the basics is slightly more then 5 min. So it won't waste your time. Selecting a planet, the app will fly through the solar system and orbit the selected planet. Features on it can be selected for more information. Or select a satellite and go "ride" it, So you can see the earth from that perspective.
Fun to use and a serious astronomy tool also. My favorite astronomy app. I found the Andromeda galaxy a couple of nights ago using binoculars and was able to look up all the information on this app. It was really a delight to find and learn something new.
Update: I am still using this app a year later. I just found comet 46P Wirtanen, tonight using the app.
I'm still using this app the most for looking at the night sky with binoculars. I have tried two other apps, but they just don't work well for me.
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- Wobbleworks LLC
- 929.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.