Luminos Pro updates have been announced by the publisher, Wobbleworks. Available on iOS, it offers an all-in-one mobile astronomy app, with a wide range of features for star gazing, observing with a telescope, and exploring the galaxy in 3D. Luminos Pro has vast databases of nearly every type of object and uses them to give custom recommendations for making the most of your time under the sky.
As the publisher notes, “This update adds many new features as well as fixing numerous glitches and crashes. Over 30,000 deep space objects have been added as well as cross references to catalogs like ESO, LBN, LDN UGC, MCG, Cederblad, and many more. Also new is support for push-to telescopes as well as a new multipoint alignment feature which is currently supported for push-to, PMC-8, and basic LX200 mounts. Also new in this update is support for Skylist files (read-only for now), there’s now an Apple Music section with astronomy-oriented playlists and albums (requires Apple Music), the What’s Up events includes planetary alignments, the WDS is updated to the August 2022 release, Apple Watch Ultra is supported, and there’s even more.”
Luminos Pro contains 250 million Gaia stars, the complete Washington Double Star catalog, every Celestrak satellite database, comet and asteroid databases from the Minor Planet Center, and tens of thousands of deep space images positioned and scaled in the sky view.
Users receive easy access to planets and moons, bright star lists, meteor shower charts, 5,000 years of solar and lunar eclipses, constellation details, and if you want to know what or where something in the sky is you just raise your device and motion tracking will identify or locate your target.
Telescope users will appreciate Luminos Pro’s telescope control and equipment management. They can connect to many brands of computer-controlled telescopes for easy pointing directly from Luminos Pro and use the equipment calculator to help choose optimal combinations for your observations. Select a camera and use an accurately-scaled overlay on the sky view to calculate the ideal centering and rotation for framing your astrophotography targets.
Luminos Pro also provides an excellent educational experience as it allows users to travel in 3D to see stars in an alien sky, then experience the scale of the space with a seamless 3D flight back home. Luminos Pro makes it fun to explore the planets and moons of the solar system with 100 megapixel maps and complete surface feature databases from the USGS. Users can also explore exoplanets and their star systems, or ride along with a spacecraft like Voyager 1 throughout its journey, or see what the Pleiades looks like when you spin it around in 3D.
Luminos Pro is offered with three subscription options. All subscriptions start with a free month and can be cancelled at any time, even during the free month.
You can learn more about the Luminos Pro Updates here.
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