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TheSky HD

TheSky HD
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Born in the dawn of the personal computer, TheSky Astronomy Software has long been the astronomer’s companion. A powerful, reliable, and comfortable friend. Now you can enjoy your old pal on your iPad or iPad Mini. Discover new worlds, explore new possibilities, and relive the fascination of the heavens above.

For over thirty years Software Bisque's "TheSky" has set the standard in desktop astronomy software. Now available for your iPad, you can take TheSky with you wherever you go.


* Simulate the sky for any date from year 1900 through 2200 A.D.
* Identify planets, stars, and thousands of other interesting objects.
* Label stars, planets, deep space objects.
* Find and identify the 88 constellations.
* View and find satellites, comets, and asteroids.
* View and predict Iridium Flares for your location.
* Accelerate time to simulate planetary motion.
* View Hertzprung-Russel (HR) diagrams for stars.
* Full red screen mode support to protect your night vision.
* Uses device orientation to help you identify celestial objects.
* Show you the Milky Way galaxy.
* List the most interesting objects that are visible tonight.
* Show you fascinating photographs of astronomical objects.

What's New in Version 1.101

Now with the full complement of professional features!

TheSky HD is Software Bisque's full-featured iOS app that professional and amateur astronomers alike have been asking for.

* Wi-Fi telescope control for the Paramount Robotic Telescope mount and many popular "go to" telescopes (a separate telescope to Wi-Fi communication device is required).
* Create field of view indicators and choose from an extensive database of eyepieces, cameras and telescopes.
* Includes massive star, deep sky databases as well as "in place" photographs of thousands of deep sky objects.
* Optional databases allow serious observers to access and display the entire UCAC4 star catalog (130 million stars to 16th magnitude) and the entire Principle Galaxy Catalog (PGC) containing 1.1 million galaxies.
* Chart mode that simulates printed sky charts.
* Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.


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