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Distant Suns 5
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Distant Suns 5
iOS Universal
Rating (Average):
4.3 (87)
Rating (Current): 
4.3 (87)
Distant Suns: The night sky, reimagined.

2013 finalist in the Family category of TabTimes' best tablet app contest;

"I am putting together some mobile astronomy apps for our local "Sky's the Limit" Observatory in Twentynine Palms, CA. I have been searching for something as good as, or better than, Distant Suns. Short answer: I have not found it yet. ...nothing portrays the night sky as well as Distant Suns.

Distant Suns has been your personal guide to the cosmos since 1985. First on the desktop, now right in your hands. While others play games, you can travel to the stars.

Award-winning Distant Suns has the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for casual sky watchers as well as serious astronomers.

•Named in the "100 Essential Apps" by iLounge
•Featured on NPR's MarketPlace

Features include:

•No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.
•View from the Earth or out in the solar system
•Simply aim and gaze.
•Over 18 million pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand (18 mil? Yup.)
•Integrated with NASA's Night Sky Network space events in your area (US only at present)
•What's Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of the evening's sky
•Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
•Stories behind each constellation
•Viewpoint Lock keeps any object centered
•Current weather patterns on the earth, updated daily
•Change the look of the stars
•Galaxies, nebula and star clusters
•Hubble Space Telescope images
•All 8 planets (or 9 for you purists)
•GPS aware
•Special color mode preserves your night vision.
•Touch the sky to reveal hidden data for each object
•Planetary data and information

First Light is a proud member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers with family-friendly apps.

Twitter: @distantsuns
Support: www.distantsuns.com
What's new in v5.0.3
* Has a higher resolution texture for the moon
* Constellations now have boundaries
* Add a small WhatsUp? Type display, "overview"
* Updated the Milky Way image
* of course there are the usual bugs dealt with.
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