środa, 27 czerwca 2012

StarFinder for MeeGo (Nokia N9 & N950) and Symbian

Easily locate stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, asterisms, meteor shower radiants.

Just select the object of your interest and the program will instantly show you where in the sky it is located. Turn in the direction and look at the altitude shown and... there you have it!

You've heard so many times about Sirius or Vega, or the Pleiades or Hyades, or M31 Andromeda Galaxy, or the Gemini constellation, but you were never able to find them or it's been always taking you a lot of time?  Now it's as easy as one tap!

This version of StarFinder supports all 88 constellations, 72 brightest stars, 21 brightest Messier objects (all visible with the naked eye, i.e. up to +6th apparent magnitude), 20 most popular asterisms, and 26 meteor shower radiants.  For each object useful information is provided, such as coordinates (right ascension and declination), constellation, Bayer/Messier/NGC designation, distance from Earth, apparent and absolute magnitude, visibility (latitudes at which the object can be seen), occurence and intensity (in case of meteor showers), and also a short description and a direct one-tap link to related Mobile Wikipedia article, should you need more details. The application also calculates rise/set and transit times for all objects, and for Solar system bodies (planets, the Sun, the Moon) additionally a rich selection of real time orbit data.

Supports both GPS and manually entered geographic coordinates. Uses magnetometer sensor and orientation sensor along with precise calculation algorithm to track positions of sky objects for any geographic location at any time.

** On MeeGo Harmattan, requires PR1.1 or newer. Doesn't work on the obsolete PR1.0 - please update your phone.   On Symbian, works on all Symbian^3, Anna and Belle phones with nHD screens and magnetometer sensors. On BlackBerry 10 it is currently available for the Z10 phone.



MeeGo version: http://store.ovi.com/content/294729

Symbian version:  http://store.ovi.com/content/302381

BlackBerry 10 version: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/31643888/