What is SkyORB?
SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more.
• Allows you to fine tune your observation location from the database of by entering longitude and latitude or automatically with Location Services, • Allows to go back and forth in time with precision using PLAN404 series (accurate from 3000 B.C. to 3000 A.D) • Information like sunset and sunrise are computed as well as moonrise and moonset and full / new moon dates and automatically generated calendar of upcoming astronomy events. • 3D planetarium with planets and satellites and 3 different views with 3D objects with different level of details using photo realistic textures and visuals. • 3D animation of the solar system in real-time or fast forward, with actual facts for each planets. • 3D sky map with real-time precession with planets, stars, constellations, deep objects, comets and satellites, • Comets and satellites trajectories which can be updated among 6 differents databases including IAU Minor Planet Center. • Displays the world map sun clock with rise and set. • Multi-touch trackpad (on some devices) with pinching-to-zoom gesture is supported for zoom-in and out. • Universal search engine. • Weather retrieval base from location. • 64-bit multithreaded astronomy engine and multithreaded graphics engine, with OpenGL 4.0 support including Retina high definition rendering, and full screen post-processing with realtime processing of the planets, meteors positions and rotations.
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