5 Best Astronomy Apps
Looking up the stars can be a beautiful and relaxing experience but it is not easy to tell that what you are looking at.
You can identify the Big Dipper and maybe North Star but what if you could see exactly where all the planets for the one who has a keen interest in the astronomy here the list of five apps you can use free of cost and become an Astronomy Expert.
It is not possible to give an astronomy roundup without mentioning NASA. You will get the chance to see the beautiful view of photos of space right from the men and women took them. Astronomy lovers can have a look at the mind-blowing photos and videos from the experts. It is great to know that the App is updated regularly which means that you can get all the latest information about stars and planets so it is the perfect place to get a dose of space.
With the help of the links given below you can download the NASA app for Android and Apple operating users.
▷ Download here for Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasaapp/id334325516?mt=8)
▷ Download here for Android(https://play.google.com/store/app/details?id=gov.nasahl=ln)
Pros and Cons of NASA app are as follows:
▷ Get to know about the current missions.
▷ Access to the news feed.
▷ Access to latest and photos and videos update daily on the app.
▷ Need Wi-Fi streams for videos.
▷ Does not have the facility of notification.
▷ Need Wi-Fi to stream the videos.
• Star Chat
Put your phone in the sky and see what kind of day it is. Move your phone in different directions in the sky and get the look how things change in times of the day. You can even get to know about each and every star and planet exists in the galaxy. You can get the opportunity to learn about Andromeda and get to know the distance between you and Pluto.
The following links below to download the Star Chat App for Apple and Android users for free.
▷ Download here for Apple (https://itunesapple.com/us/app/starchart/id345542655?mt=8)
▷ Download for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escapistgames.starchat)
Pros and Cons of Star Chat are as follows:
▷ You can get to know about all the star names.
▷ It can be used any time of the day.
▷ Get access to the information about constellations.
▷ Sometimes it takes time to load.
▷ All are features of the app are not available in the free version.
▷ Can be hard to navigate.
• Night Sky Lite
Like Star Chat you can hold the phone up to the sky any time and see what is above you. You can move around and see all the constellations of the galaxy. There is a paid version of this app that comes with the info pack about all the constellations, stars and planets and a mini telescope. The lite version is perfect of the one who wants have a look to identify what is up above even when the sun is up.
Links to download the Night Sky Lite app for Apple and Android users.
▷ Download here it for Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/night-sky-lite/id502998318?mt=8)
▷ Download here it for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icandiapps.thenightskylite&hl=en)
Pros and Cons of Night Sky Lite
▷ Can use any time of day.
▷ The constellations can be easily identified.
▷ The camera moves with you.
• Astronomy Picture of the Day
The photos of space available on the app are just mind blowing. Astronomy Picture of the Day brings you new and exciting images of what that does not exist on Earth. The main menu shows beautiful photo and you can tap on the photo to get the full explanation about the photo. You can go to the gallery to see all the ones you have missed in past or skip to a date if you want to see what was posted on your birthday or anniversary.
Links to download the app for Apple and Android users.
▷ Download it here for Apple. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/astronomy-picture-of-the-day/id304006512?mt=8)
▷ Download it here for Android. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blork.anpod&=en)
Pros and Cons of Astronomy of the Day
▷ You can find the images by date.
▷ The app is updated daily with beautiful photos.
▷ Find images by date.
▷ Can drain the battery.
▷ Hard to navigate.
▷ Sometimes crashes on Android platforms.
• Sky Portal
Sky Portal is one of the most realistic star stimulators. Hold it up in the sky and see what is right above. You can look at just the star or opt for illustrations to outline the images. Skip ahead to find about different times of the day and the week to see what will change and you won’t miss the chance to see your favorite planet or constellation. The night version is also available on the app so you don’t hurt your eyes and use the compass to ground yourself wherever you are.
Links to download the Sky Portal app for Apple and Android users.
▷ Download for Apple users (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celestron-skyportal/id877780544?mt=8)
▷ Download for Android users (https://play.google.com/store/app/details?id=com.celestron.skyportal&hl=en)
Pros and Cons of Sky Portal.
▷ You can a look at the constellations and stars above you.
▷ Use the compass to find your location.
▷ You can turn to the night version to save your eyesight.
▷ Hard to navigate.
▷ Location does not always work.
▷ It can take up a lot of space in your drive.