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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Texas_Mark, Dec 30, 2010.

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    Something someone said in another post gave me an idea for a thread that hopefully will be useful for alot of us. With so many apps not having 'Lite' versions to try for free it really is kind of hard to know what to spend cash on. So in this thread I'm hoping we can post our own reviews with screenshots of newer apps that don't have much information out there yet to base decisions on.

    Speedlever had mentioned he was having problems finding information on that newer astronomy app Luminos so thats the one I'm going to lead off with. Please add to this thread as you buy these newer apps and help us all out!
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    My Luminos Review:

    I absolutely love this app, has extremely high quality images and textures with actual 3d objects and terrain. Provides tons of technical data but also beautiful visuals with the ability to zoom extremely close.

    Gonna put up some screenshots to give examples of some of the features for you.

    [​IMG]This one with the mountains I set my location for Aspen, Colorado (I'm in Texas so there is no terrain its just FLAT), I highlighted a star that is above the horizon but behind a mountain to show the value of actual 3D terrain for knowing what you will actually be able to see.

    [​IMG]The launch screen just cuz it looks pretty :)

    [​IMG]This is one of the Hubble images of the Corina Nebula.

    [​IMG]This is a closeup of the Corina Nebula (see the jet like plumes firing out of the cloud thing there? Those are stars being born, yeah thats just plain cool!)

    [​IMG]I zoomed in on Mars for this one with the info window open, to view all the data it gives you have to scroll the window but I tried to get a good selection in view for you.

    [​IMG]This is one of the best features of Luminos in my opinion. You can turn on various types of asteroids, satellites, etc and in this photo you can see those orange blobs? Those are what NASA classifies as 'Potentially Hazardous Asteroids', these are the ones that could eventually actually hit the earth and so NASA tracks all of them, in Luminos you can turn them on and pick one and actually see its trajectory data updating in real time. So if one ever comes at us and the earth is about to be destroyed you can watch it come in at us!!

    So thats all I can think of adding.
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