Telescope Simulator

Telescope Simulator


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See what any planet will look like through ANY telescope!

Need help picking your first telescope? Not sure what it's capable of? Why not try before you buy?!

After a series of precise mathmatical calculations, Telescope Simulator will show exactly what any planet will look like through ANY telescope!!

You can even simulate different barlow lenses or eyepieces on your currect telescope to see what it's capable of!

Select from over 50 popular telescopes from Orion, Celestron and Meade to see what they are capable of!

If your telescope is not on the list, simply tap the 'Custom' button and enter its aperture and focal length and the Telescope Simulator will do the rest!

Telescope Simulator will also simulate all the negative effects of real telescopes so you know exactly what you are buying!

Just like with a real telescope, if you magnify a scope beyond its capabilities your image will get blurry and dim.

For added effect, there is an optional 'Seeing' toggle button that factors in bad atmospheric conditions.

You can even select the Hubble as your telescope just to compare!

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Recently changed in this version

1.10 changes:
Orion Nebula added!
Object accuracy increased
Bug fixes

1.01 changes:
Focal Reducers can now be added by setting the barlow to a number between 0.3 and 0.9

Added more descriptive text

Numerous bug fixes

Comments and ratings for Telescope Simulator
  • (64 stars)

    by Curtis Splan on 03/05/2014

    Good simulator for scope buying

  • (64 stars)

    by Ken Longfellow on 26/03/2014

    Perfect for comparing the many different telescopes out there. Dropped a star (no pun) because the app kept freezing on my Galaxy 4. Also would be nice for more varieties of scopes like refractors.

  • (64 stars)

    by Terry Cooper on 22/01/2014

    As an observational amateur astronomer for 50 years this app needs some work if it is to accurately depict the differences among telescopes. The main function of a telescope is to amplify light--not to magnify. What this app fails to do is to depict how much brighter objects will be larger telescope-- especially extended deep sky objects. A telescope having an objective mirror lens twice the siz

  • (64 stars)

    by Ranjit Govindaraj on 19/01/2014


  • (64 stars)

    by Travis schofield on 19/01/2014

    I like this app would like to see more Messier objects and the Sun good job I'm very impressed worth the download and the money. Add them and it would be 5 stars for sure but for now its just a 4

  • (64 stars)

    by Ian Kennedy on 05/01/2014 learn about relationship between eyepieces and magnification and to set expectations about scope capabilities. UI could be better. Should default to number pad for value entry. Should provide up down buttons to change values for Barlow and eyepiece for an interactive experience.

  • (64 stars)

    by Jeremy Segal on 01/12/2013

    If you are in the process of buying a telescope this app will give you an idea of what to expect you will see.

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