Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!
Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!
Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? The Star Chart View will tell you all this and more.
★ Just point and view. No need to scroll around the screen to find out what you are looking at.
★ Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!
★ Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android
device at any angle.
★ Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of over 5000 stars!
★ Displays all the planets of the solar system, plus the sun and the moon.
★ Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork.
★ Includes entire Messier catalog of exotic deep sky maps and objects.
★ Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.
★ Fully configurable. Star Maps displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.
★ Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon (unlike other more expensive applications). So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!
★ Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.
★ Full search feature
★ Installable to SD card
So point your Android device at the sky and see what's out there!
With thanks to the StarDroid project (http://code.google.com/p/stardroid/ ) under Apache License 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 )
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Sound is off as default on installation. On some sensitive devices electromagnetics generated by the speakers interferes strongly with the geomagnetic sensor. Thanks to Wagner from FL for pointing this out. Please go to settings to turn sounds on if this problem does not effect your device :)