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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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Recently changed in this version

• Improved ES 3.1 renderer : New post process effects for OpenGL ES 3.1 powered device with light scattering in the planetarium view (works best on Tegra K1)
• New notification page (at a glance): Entirely redone, display time of transit and elevation for the planet for the current night,
• Improved rise / set time and transit time accuracy.
• Bug fixes and improvements

Comments and ratings for SkyORB
  • (61 stars)

    by Roland Boudry on 26/04/2014

    After the last update the app say's "please be patient" and after a while the app closes without any warning grrrrrrr

  • (61 stars)

    by Ed Kirkpatrick on 26/04/2014

    Would not open. Sg4

  • (61 stars)

    by Dez Lee on 22/04/2014

    Running this on a Nexus 5 and it's choppy. UI is horrid and cryptic. Not a good app at all.

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    by danyal kamal on 28/01/2014


  • (61 stars)

    by Tom Hendry on 25/01/2014

    Was never able to use it.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jacob Vervoorn on 11/01/2014

    Great way to track satellites

  • (61 stars)

    by Tom Slawik on 31/12/2013

    Very complete!