Aciqra is described as '(uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including planets, nebulae and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past' and is a Star Map App in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Aciqra for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Google Earth. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Stellarium or Celestia. Other great apps like Aciqra are Sky Map (Free, Open Source), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), KStars (Free, Open Source) and Sky Guide (Paid).
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory Features: - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the...
SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips. It lets you find objects in the sky using your device's built-in compass and accelerometer.