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Countdown to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun with SkySafari.

New eclipse feature lets you know exactly when the eclipse will start in your location, how long it will last and when it will end. Use the interactive eclipse path map to explore the eclipse from other locations and figure out where you need to go to experience totality!
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SkySafari 5 Plus is more than the basic astronomy app, and this is its best version yet! It’s a full-featured space simulator with telescope control. Note that there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari Plus to Pro. Choose carefully! Here’s what’s new:

1) Complete rewrite of the compass code, for smoother and more accurate sky tracking!

2) Tonight at a Glance: the Sun, Moon, Planets, ISS, and Iridium flares in one handy view!

3) Notifications when the ISS will pass overhead, when Iridium satellites flare, and more!

4) Completely new sound effects, and a new look to the sky and horizon. Better transitions between portrait and landscape mode.

5) OpenGL boost! New 3D models of the ISS, HST, Phobos, Deimos, Ceres, Vesta, and other solar system objects and spacecraft. City lights on Earth’s night side.

6) Object lists in the Search menu now show thumbnail images. New options in Advanced Search.

7) Updated object descriptions, now with images in-line! Every object now has a description!

8) Reworked Time Flow controls. Set the date and time directly from the main toolbar. Run time 1000 x faster than reality!

9) Google Drive sync for your settings and observing lists! Change them on one device, and synchronize your changes across all your Android and iOS devices!

10) An on-line repository of observing lists from experienced amateur astronomers. A “tour mode” that guides you through objects in each list!

11) An improved deep sky database with Abell and Hickson galaxy clusters, and globular clusters in M 31.

12) A handy Digitized Sky Survey viewer that lets you download images from the DSS!

13) Improved multi-star alignment for telescopes with digital setting circles. Add Barlows and Focal Reducers to your equipment list!

If you haven’t used SkySafari Plus before, here’s what you can do with it.

• Hold your device up, and SkySafari 5 Plus will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

• Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events with Time Flow.

• Search from our extensive database, and follow the arrow to objects in the sky. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

• Learn the history, mythology, and science of astronomy! Browse over 1500 object descriptions and astronomical images. Explore NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek for all major sky events every day!

• Control your telescope! SkySafari 5 Plus adds wired or wireless control for Celestron, Meade, Orion, SkyWatcher, and many other telescopes. Point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky! Requires SkyFi or SkyWire accessories (sold separately).

• Plan observing sessions with Observing Lists, log your observations, and share with friends!

All this is built into SkySafari 5 Plus – no need for an Internet connection.

For even more features, and a gigantic database aimed at the most dedicated amateur or professional astronomer, check out SkySafari 5 Pro!

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Category: Education
Requirements: 4.0 and up