SkyMap

The popular Windows Phone SkyMap application, downloaded by more than one million users, now comes to Windows 8! SkyMap is an amazing planetarium for your device. It enables you to point your device at the sky and see what stars, constellations, planets or deep space objects are out there in real time. SkyMap shows the sky in 3D, like you see it at night time exposing a collection of over 110000 stars. It’s very easy to use for any viewpoint, time and location on Earth: it determines your location automatically, supports pinch to zoom for more details and provides a highly customizable map. *Free trial available SkyMap has a full set of features in order to help both casual stargazers and amateur astronomers to explore and locate the objects in the sky. Privacy Policy: http://www.skymaponline.net/winprivacy.aspx

Features:

  • can use the current time and location but you can also customize them
  • interactive zoom
  • night mode
  • touch screen support
  • realistic Milky Way image and horizon
  • stars twinkle
  • constellations with beautiful Johannes Hevelius’s artwork
  • constellations, stars, deep space objects, planets, sun and moon information
  • fast loading and initialization
  • point to sky mode
  • improved sky map graphics: planet images, star colors, diffraction spikes, etc
  • sky object information (wikipedia integration)
  • alt/az grid
  • additional customizations (show/hide map layers: planets, stars, messier objects, etc)
  • settings persistance

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42 comments



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6 December 2015

Not for a beginner. Could use a help/tutorial on how to use it. No planet search. It is interesting that when activated that it shows the Southern Hemisphere while I am in the North and doesn't want to corporate when working in the North


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29 November 2015

No instuctions


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22 October 2015

siting future


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1 August 2015

I purchased this app because I thought I would get better functionality. Alas, I had to manually calibrate the location, because everything was in the wrong part of the sky. And unlike Google SkyMap, I can't search for objects. Like Google SkyMap, I can't search for satellites, like the International Space Station, which was the only reason why I purchased this app. So one must already know where objects are located in the night sky and what they are to identify them. Which begs the question, what's the use of this app?


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18 July 2015

My favorite Star Map for Win8 or Win Phone


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9 June 2015

Any way to show the ecliptic plane?


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30 May 2015

SkyMap is OK, but the version on iPad includes satellites, which I think increases the value substantially over this version of SkyMap


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23 May 2015

nice :)


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1 April 2015

Powerful and fast and accurate


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14 March 2015

Horizon line doesn't change after time change. Navigation controls can become completely broken after setting a new date/time.

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