Exoplanet Guide

Exoplanet Guide


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Exoplanet Guide is probably the most complete exoplanet data reference for Android phones.

It is based on the database published by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo.

Planets for which sufficient data is not currently available (such as missing mass or semi-major axis) are filtered out, but may show up with future database updates. The database can be updated online.

One of the key features is the graphical representation of the habitable zone of a parent star. Exoplanet Guide comes with a fully featured star chart plotting stars down to magnitude 6.4 plus all Messier objects!

Export all exoplanets with illustrations to KMZ format for use with Google Sky (part of Google Earth for the desktop) and explore with the convenience of a larger screen.

The Kepler Field of View overlay changes automatically with Kepler's seasonal rotation (subtle changes, though).


Search Functions:
* Scrolling and picking from the list
* Enter a planet name with auto-complete
* Narrow down to specific characteristics

Data Categories (where available):
* Current position
* Visibility
* Planet data
* Host star data
* Catalog cross-reference
* Star Atlas pages
* Multi-planet system display

Essential Functions:
* Online update of the exoplanet database
* Data display with artist's concept image
* Current azimuth, altitude and rise/transit/set times
* Graphical representation of the HBZ
* Scalable planet orbit simulation
* HBZ Calculator
* Cartesian view of exoplanet stars
* Planet exploration timeline
* Planet discovery stories
* Export to KML for Google Sky
* Portrait and landscape modes
* Help in Menu/Settings

Star Chart Features
* Star chart images can be saved for documentation
* Adjustable field of view
* Selectable star magnitude limit
* Move to other sky positions
* Reset to exoplanet coordinates
* Seasonal Kepler Field overlay

Google Sky Export
Please try it:
Go to: http://www.google.com/sky/
and enter
into the Search field.

Galaxy Precident SCH-M828C and similarly small phones not supported.
Please contact the author if you have pre-sales questions.

Location: GPS (optional) for computing visibility and rise/set time.
Card Access: for move to SD with databases
Internet: for online database update

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Recently changed in this version

Ver 1.53: Adjustments and fixes.
Ver 1.52: Better compatibility with hires screens.
Ver 1.51: Exports, displays and saves HTML data tables.
Ver 1.50: Error in Criteria/Latest Planets fixed.
Ver 1.49: Error at online update fixed.
Ver 1.48: Database reconstructed, minor fixes.
Ver 1.47: Splits the database in Ground-based and Kepler planets. Please update the database onlne.
Ver 1.46: Adjustments made for changes in the database. Star energy flux data added.

Comments and ratings for Exoplanet Guide
  • (48 stars)

    by Matt Smith on 20/11/2014

    I don't understand why, when it does show the planet's host star's location on a star chart, why didn't the developer take that final step of using the starchart in conjunction with our phone's sensors to implament the augmented reality feature like other apps do, like google skymaps and nightsky tools. That feature is one huge glairing omition from an otherwise fine app.

  • (48 stars)

    by KidOnThePlayground on 14/10/2014

    The best exoplanet app for android. Thank you!! :)

  • (48 stars)

    by Robert Seifert on 11/10/2014

    This app is the best of all four exoplanets apps i use, itis always updated and worth the money. Well done.

  • (48 stars)

    by Joshua Miller on 25/09/2014

    great app

  • (48 stars)

    by David Craig on 04/05/2014

    Really great exoplanet app. Well worth it.

  • (48 stars)

    by Kevin Kelly on 12/07/2013

    Amazing app. From the time I purchased the application to now, almost two years later, the designers have chipped away at slowly improving the app. So pleased. Thanks guys.. Worth the investment. Besides, there is no other exoplanet database app on the market.

  • (48 stars)

    by Dryas anne on 25/06/2013

    As a hard core ios user, only iphone and iphone for me, this app finally turned my eyes to the world of android ;) That world is indeed a exoplanet for me, to explore it I bought an Xperia Z, The best android spaceship money can buy (as of 2013, June 20th) And my maps? There is only one exoplanet map app -that fantastic Exoplanet by Hanno Rein I couldnt find any decent android exoplanet, I mu