Sky Walk - Interactive star map and virtual night sky
Platform: iPhone & iPad
Author: luo hui
Sky Walk is a fully-featured planetarium. It shows a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The sensor control will also enable you to identify what you see in the sky in just a few seconds, just by pointing at it! FEATURES: **SKY** * the control of the direction of view using the device accelerometers * a catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map * a catalog of many nebulae and galaxies, with pictures for some of them * asterisms and illustrations of the constellations for several sky cultures * realistic Milky Way * realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation * 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites * night mode (red) * default catalogue of over 600,000 stars * extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars * asterisms and illustrations of the constellations * constellations for 15 different cultures * images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
* realistic Milky Way * very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset * the planets and their satellites **INTERFACE** * a powerful zoom * time control * multilingual interface * fisheye projection for planetarium domes * spheric mirror projection for your own low-cost dome * all new graphical interface and extensive * keyboard control * telescope control **VISUALISATION** * equatorial and azimuthal grids * star twinkling * shooting stars * eclipse simulation * supernovae simulation * skinnable landscapes, now with spheric * panorama projection **CUSTOMIZABILITY** * adding artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more * ability to add new solar system objects * add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images...
TAG: app, iPhone & iPad,Education