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SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!

We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you.
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SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.
What you will get with SkyORB
• Fast and lightweight.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering from Mercury to Pluto, Uranus and Saturn and every moons, including deep space exploration up to 50 parsecs.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, see the nebula from Messier and Caldwell classification.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Ability to move fast forward and backward in time,
• Enhanced for latest Android devices,
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, opposition, aphelia, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications (can be disabled).

New in SkyORB 2.1
• Now free to try.
• Improved star map rendering, including fisheye projection
• Updated settings page, sub page can be now accessed by swiping left to right, removing the clutter.
• More robust MPC updater.
• Ability to render from the solar system to the milky way.
• Improved 3D engine, updated for latest tablet and devices.
• Improved rise and set time notifications
• Space view reacts with accelerometer, and addressed glitches.
• OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

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In this update

• Using zodiac signs for location of planets and moon. Fixed time notifications.
• Fixed planet azimuth in notification center page.
• Improved UI. Fixed moon rendering not showing when sliding page.
• Improved memory usage on lower end devices.
• Other bug fixes and improvements.
• Project updated with Android Studio and Facebook 4.0. Android 4.0.3 is now minimum required.

Comments and ratings for SkyORB
  • (42 stars)

    by Andy Harris on 12/05/2015

    I've been using this app for a while now and absolutely love it! . Lovely 3d rendering and plenty of information that keeps you occupied for hours. Accurate and easy to use. Great job.

  • (42 stars)

    by Marcio Silva on 22/04/2015


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    by Bacek Bacek on 03/04/2015

    It's good but complicated control

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    by Richard Herz on 18/03/2015

    Best 3d astronomy app so far!!!

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    by Steven Marley on 04/03/2015


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    by Mark Jackson on 28/12/2014

    Everytime I try to use it with my Samsung Note 4 it causes my entire phone to freeze up. You need to focus on developing the app to work better on Android platform. It worked fine on my iPhone but not my new Samsung.

  • (42 stars)

    by Yeremia Agusti on 15/11/2014


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