Simulation Curriculum recently announced Version 6 of SkySafari Pro for iOS and iPhone X. Here’s what’s new:
Clouds and Astronomy
Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 Pro will (optionally) back up all of your observing data to SkySafari’s secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from their new web interface, LiveSky.com.
The Best Stars
Precise, modern and deep. Simulation Curriculum updated SkySafari’s star catalog to use the latest and greatest, Simulation Curriculum – SkySafari 6 Pro . If 25 million stars down to magnitude 15 isn’t enough for you, an easy in-app purchase gets you down to magnitude 16.5 and 100 million stars.
The Best Galaxies
The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to magnitude 18. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access to the largest galaxy database available for your device.
A redesign of SkySafari 6’s tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations. The Observing Sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights.
The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations.
Make the most of your time under the stars. SkySafari 6’s updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done.
Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari 6 will do the work for you. Yelling optional.
Every astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion.
SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from The SkySafari web portal, LiveSky.com! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, (coming soon) you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, the fully functional web version.
SkySafari 6 Pro is designed to revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, flawless telescope control, and provides the optimum experience under the stars when you require the ultimate in mobile telescope control. Discover why SkySafari Pro is the number-one recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009. For more information, visit SkySafariAstronomy.com.