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GoSkyWatch Planetarium - the astronomy star guide
Last changed: Sep 13, 2010
Size: 14.9 MB
By: Seeker of truth! - Jun 22, 2010
I love anything that sparks the imagination or makes you look to the night sky. This app is very popular with my boys,good one!
My favorite app!
By: Robothairgel - Jun 22, 2010
This is by far and away my favorite app for iOS. In fact, it's in the top 5 fave apps I've used on any OS! It's great for the amateur astronomer or their kids, or even a serious student of the heavens who wants to gather data on the go. Graphically engaging and full of information, it's the best value of any app I've purchased, and would be at 4x the price. Amazing!
By: T.BLAZE - Jun 21, 2010
This app is a really great thing works to point out thing in the night sky even in a big city.
By: Cre8tivemynd - Jun 21, 2010
By: Alvinjames - Jun 21, 2010
Very good app
By: K9MM - Jun 21, 2010
I thought this app was great on my phone but it's even better on the iPad, its like an interactive sky manual, love that you can link to wikipedia directly through the program, really looking forward to enhancements.
Great app for Father
By: ErnestMcD - Jun 21, 2010
My sons gave me this app today as a download for Father's Day. I've been playing with it this afternoon getting the location setup and checking it for Sun and Moon position. It seems to be very accurate for the novice skywatcher.We're planning on going out with it after dark this evening to look at the stars with it. I've been in interested in Space and Astronomy since elementary school and this app is going to be a lot of fun to use where ever I take my iPhone.Its been said that if you want to give a great gift to someone you care about, give a gift that you'd like to receive. If you know someone who has an iPhone, this would be a gift that they'll remember for a long time.
Better then a telescope!
By: PNattgurl - Jun 20, 2010
I got this app for a camping trip, but spent half the night in my own back yard star gazing.
By: Redshirtguy - Jun 20, 2010
This is a very nice app for star gazers. Adding tap to select objects would make this a 5 star app.
By: Phantom86 - Jun 20, 2010
Great fun daughter likes it.
By: Cynnamyn - Jun 20, 2010
Love this app. So fun and dead on!
Good app, but one major interface flaw
By: La Jolla Symphony Percussion - Jun 18, 2010
We are fortunate to have several great astronomy apps out there for the iPad. Three of the most full-featured are GoSkyWatch, Starmap HD, and SkyVoyager. These apps should be evaluated based on the use of the user. I do not (currently) use these apps for telescope control. I do not use them for detailed research. I use them mostly as interactive star charts for viewing. WIth my use in mind, I feel that each has some pros and cons. For example:-GoSkyWatch (currently version 4.1) has a generally nice interface and set of features, but it requires me to drag the screen over an element (e.g., a star) that I want more information about. Why shouldn't I just be able to point and touch the star to select it, rather than move the chart under the target in the middle of the screen? -Starmap HD (currently version 1.0) has just about everything that I want, and, more than GoSkyWatch, allows me to click on links, but its toolbar is so convoluted that I don't even get the same icons on the bottom of the screen each time that I use the application. It's just very difficult to find what one wants among the (moving!) 4x9 list of icons in the expanded toolbar.-SkyVoyager (currently version 1.6.2) is also beautiful and has just about everything I want, but one key dealbreaker: it doesn't have a full-sky field of view (FOV). It is limited to 90 degrees. Thus, its ability to be my star chart that I take outside with me to see what is in the sky (or just about to be in the sky) is substantially limited without panning around the limited FOV. In contrast, both GoSkyWatch and Starmap HD offers a full-sky view.At the moment, due to the lack of selection objects by pointing in GoSkyWatch, and due to the lack of full-sky view in SkyVoyager, I am a Starmap HD viewer. But all of these apps have potential, and I could see that any or all could be absolutely first rate for my purposes with just a little more work. It seems to me that GoSkyWatch in particular could just add an option to select objects by pointing rather than moving the sky, and it could be stellar.
By: Alyeska53 - Jun 17, 2010
But just to play with
Cool iPhone app
By: bassmedic - Jun 16, 2010
One of my faves. Great little app for the back yard astronomer or enthusiast. Works as advertised. Great for identifying stars & planets and constellations. Night mode useful to help eyes stay adjusted to the darkness. Also like the clock features to see what will be "up" later. Worth the $5.99 price. It's companion app, GoSatWatch is also a fun app.
By: ChrissyOne - Jun 16, 2010
Why no motion tracking below the horizon? Am I just too dense to figure this out? pUniverse does this, why not GSW?
By: Stars Forever - Jun 16, 2010
Our family truly enjoys this app! I wish all apps were like this!
Get this app!!!
By: Rixblonde - Jun 16, 2010
This is the best app! I use it every night.
Many great features
By: Texas Sky - Jun 13, 2010
Very nice application for the price. Helpful when used on the first night.
By: pirate2b - Jun 13, 2010
Loved it on my iPhone, love it on the iPad. Clean easy to use. Night mode is well done.
A Family Wonder!
By: DHP2 - Jun 13, 2010
Everyone loves this on a clear night and the adults even on a cloudy night. sheer genius!
By: Jman76 - Jun 12, 2010