After many months of hard work, Simulation Curriculum would like to announce the release of SkySafari 6 for iOS. The Mac and Android versions will follow in the first half of 2018.
- “Clouds and Astronomy”.
Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our web interface, LiveSky.com.
- We Have The Best Stars.
Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog. 25 million stars down to 15th magnitude isn’t enough for you? An easy in-app purchase gets you down to 16.5 magnitude and a whopping 100 million stars!
- We Have The Best Galaxies.
The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access, bringing the deepest, approximately 21st magnitude objects to your device.
- Observers First.
A redesign of our 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 new observing sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights.
- Graph It.
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.
- Plan It.
Make the most of your time under the stars. Our 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.
- Say It.
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 Tian,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional.
- Tilt It.
Every old 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 scope 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 translates the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion. On-screen tilt buttons putting you on tilt? Try tilt-to-slew.
- Share It.
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 our 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, our fully functional web version. Yes, it runs in Windows browsers too!
As usual, we have SkySafari 6 on sale at half price for the first month after release. Now is the time to upgrade.
Bill and the rest of the Simulation Curriculum team.
Edited by btschumy, 22 December 2017 - 04:29 PM.