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Planisphere is described as 'astronomy application that lets you use pinch and finger gestures to manipulate a map of the sky. As you zoom in finer detail comes into view. You can double tap on objects to get more information' and is a Star Map in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Planisphere for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android Tablet and Mac. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Planisphere are Sky Map, Gaia Sky, KStars and SkyView.

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    Stellarium

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    54 alternatives to Stellarium 

    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.

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    1.  PortableStellarium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.
      Constellation lines & art are available for multiple cultures
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      Sky Map

      38 alternatives to Sky Map 

      Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.

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      1.  Augmented RealitySky Map makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
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        Gaia Sky

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        42 alternatives to Gaia Sky 

        Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X. It is developed in the framework of ESA's Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of our Galaxy in the Gaia group of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ZAH...

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        KStars

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
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        • Linux
        • KDE
        42 alternatives to KStars 

        KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes upto 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets...

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        KStars showing the constellation of Orion
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        SkyView

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        • Android Tablet
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        • Apple Watch
        • Kindle Fire
        33 alternatives to SkyView 

        SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects.

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        1.  Augmented RealitySkyView makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
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          Sky Guide

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          • Apple Watch
          37 alternatives to Sky Guide 

          A window to the stars has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of.

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          1.  Dark ModeSky Guide supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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            Star Walk (series)

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            • Apple TV
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            35 alternatives to Star Walk (series) 

            Indispensable for amateurs and professionals, as well as for kids who are eager to learn, Star Walk will guide you through the night sky in style.

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            1.  Augmented RealityStar Walk (series) makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
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              Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

              • FreeOpen Source
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              • Linux
              37 alternatives to Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) 

              This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.

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              Moon rise with flattenning by the atmospheric refraction
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              SkySafari

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              37 alternatives to SkySafari 

              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.

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              1.  Augmented RealitySkySafari makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
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                Starry Night (series)

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                • Android Tablet
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                36 alternatives to Starry Night (series) 

                The Starry Night apps are the most comprehensive educational astronomy apps. Use it with your introductory astronomy textbook or on its own. It's a powerful, portable planetarium that fits in your backpack. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips.

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