Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Astronomy App Choice?

This is a discussion on Astronomy App Choice? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by NoBite I am considering getting an astronomy app and it's down to two, both of which have good reviews in the App ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23
  1. #11
    Moderator
    Member #
    131244
    Liked
    1409 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Regina,Canada
    Posts
    18,488
    Quote Originally Posted by NoBite
    I am considering getting an astronomy app and it's down to two, both of which have good reviews in the App Store. I would appreciate comments on either app.

    1) SkyView

    2) Star Walk

    Thanks!

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    I have those two as well as Solar Walk, which I find to be an excellent app.
    scifan57, iPad Forums Moderator
    Please read the Forum rules.http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html

  2. Ads


  3. #12
    Moderator
    Member #
    131244
    Liked
    1409 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Regina,Canada
    Posts
    18,488
    Quote Originally Posted by MattIM

    You point in the direction you are looking. It is practically three dimensional. It does not use the camera. 3G has a compass so it orients itself.
    It does use the camera. You line up the camera image with the app image and it synchronizes them.
    scifan57, iPad Forums Moderator
    Please read the Forum rules.http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html

  4. #13
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    142898
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Fort Wayne, In
    Posts
    28
    SkySafari...

  5. #14
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    2888
    Liked
    53 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    1,230
    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57

    It does use the camera. You line up the camera image with the app image and it synchronizes them.
    Sorry, scifan57, not disputing you but I have Star Walk on my iPad original. I do not have a camera on this iPad.

  6. #15
    Moderator
    Member #
    131244
    Liked
    1409 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Regina,Canada
    Posts
    18,488
    Quote Originally Posted by MattIM

    Sorry, scifan57, not disputing you but I have Star Walk on my iPad original. I do not have a camera on this iPad.
    Here's are some screenshots from the Star Walk app from my iPad 3. In the first photo i'm looking to the west. In the second image, i'm looking to the south, well below the horizon.

    Astronomy App Choice?-image-1880150226.jpg



    Astronomy App Choice?-image-705160187.jpgAs you can see, the app shows it's images superimposed on the camera image. This takes place in whatever direction you aim the iPad,if your iPad has a camera. With the iPad 1 that you have, this feature is disabled.
    Last edited by scifan57; 09-07-2012 at 06:50 PM.
    scifan57, iPad Forums Moderator
    Please read the Forum rules.http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html

  7. #16
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    213285
    Liked
    268 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    St. Louis, USA
    Posts
    957
    Just curious...can you really see stars with the iPad's camera at night? I can barely make out street lights, much less match stars with a planetarium app.

    milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.

  8. #17
    Moderator
    Member #
    131244
    Liked
    1409 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Regina,Canada
    Posts
    18,488
    Quote Originally Posted by LannyC
    Just curious...can you really see stars with the iPad's camera at night? I can barely make out street lights, much less match stars with a planetarium app.

    milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
    I just tried it and the stars don't show up, however bright planets might, as well as the Moon.
    scifan57, iPad Forums Moderator
    Please read the Forum rules.http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html

  9. #18
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    236770
    Liked
    95 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    873
    Quote Originally Posted by LannyC View Post
    Just curious...can you really see stars with the iPad's camera at night? I can barely make out street lights, much less match stars with a planetarium app.

    milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
    It depends where you are. If you live up north somewhere the stars are going to be very bright and more clearer than for those who live in southern regions.
    Current Apple Devices:

    iPad 3-Black-16G-WiFi
    iPod Touch 4th Gen-Black-8G-WiFi

  10. #19
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    241596
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    india
    Posts
    3
    nice thread

  11. #20
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    240916
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    11
    If you want to know more about Star Walk for iPad so, you can check this link; itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-for-ipad-interactive/id363486802?mt=8#


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Astronomy app for beginners
    By Flight434 in forum iPad Apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-19-2012, 01:29 AM
  2. astronomy apps
    By sc1108 in forum iPad Apps
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-10-2011, 09:43 PM
  3. Astronomy App
    By Hal05154 in forum iPad Apps
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-30-2010, 04:59 PM
  4. IPAD Astronomy Apps?
    By ike12 in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-23-2010, 08:49 AM

Search tags for this page

astronomy

,
astronomy app 2012
,

astronomy app that uses camera

,

best astronomy app

,

best astronomy app for ipad 2

,
best astronomy app iphone5
,

best ipad astronomy app

,
camera for ipad 3 app
,

ipad 16gb astronomy app

,
star walk skysafari 2012
Click on a term to search for related topics.