czwartek, 30 sierpnia 2012

StarFinder 2.0 now with Solar System support

New version 2.0 of StarFinder has been released for MeeGo Harmattan phones (the Nokia N9 and N950), Symbian Anna/Belle and BlackBerry Z10. In addition to all features of the first version (described below) it brings support for Solar System objects (tracking and locating all planets + Pluto, the Sun and the Moon) and real time calculation of a range of useful astronomical data for all supported objects, such as:

apparent magnitude, apparent diameter, distance from the Earth and from the Sun, phase / illumination, hour angle, right ascension and declination, elongation, phase angle. Many other important details are also provided, including: orbital period, rotation period, orbit eccentricity, axial tilt, orbit inclination, mean radius, surface gravity, mean density, and more.

For all supported objects (stars, constellations, deep sky objects, planets, etc.) the application now also calculates their rise, set and transit times, as well as transit altitude.


MeeGo Harmattan version:

Symbian version:

BlackBerry BB10 version: