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Pocket Universe Alternatives

Pocket Universe is described as 'From an augmented reality view of the night sky, to a virtual visit to the surface of Mars, Pocket Universe is the ultimate in astronomy apps. Moon phases, Orrery, ISS sightings, Jupiter’s moons, Quiz games, Leaderboard achievements, pop-up notifications of important events' and is a Star Map in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pocket Universe for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet and Mac. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pocket Universe are Sky Map, KStars, Sky Guide and SkyView.

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    Stellarium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    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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      • KStars icon

        KStars

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
        • Windows
        • 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
      • Sky Guide icon

        Sky Guide

        • iPhone
        • iPad
        • 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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        • SkyView icon

          SkyView

          • Android
          • iPhone
          • Android Tablet
          • iPad
          • 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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            Star Walk (series)

            • Android
            • iPhone
            • Android Tablet
            • Windows Phone
            • iPad
            • Apple TV
            • Kindle Fire
            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) icon

              Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

              • FreeOpen Source
              • Mac
              • Windows
              • 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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              Solar System Scope

              • Mac
              • Windows
              • Online
              • Android
              • iPhone
              • Android Tablet
              • iPad
              48 alternatives to Solar System Scope 

              3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory

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              1.  Works OfflineSolar System Scope can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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            • SkySafari icon

              SkySafari

              • Mac
              • Android
              • iPhone
              • Android Tablet
              • iPad
              • Apple Watch
              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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              • Star Chart icon

                Star Chart

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                • Android
                • iPhone
                • Windows S
                • Android Tablet
                • Windows Phone
                • iPad
                • Kindle Fire
                • Steam
                • Oculus Rift
                34 alternatives to Star Chart 

                Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.

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                1.  Augmented RealityStar Chart makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
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