Planisphere

iPad has made life a whole lot easier for scientists. There are plenty of apps that you can pick up to help educate yourself and explore your area of interest on your iPad more effectively. Planisphere is one of those apps. It’s an interactive sky map for iPad that lets you explore numerous constellations and stars, helping you take your game to the next level.

You can always pick up a paper map from Amazon or other places to help you explore the skies and heavenly objects. But who needs a paper sky map when you get to interact with Planisphere and more information about the objects in your view. The app is pretty easy to pick up and use. The interface is pretty attractive and does not cause any confusion. If you happen to own an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, you can take advantage of this app to find out how your sky looks at any moment.

Planisphere shows you 88 constellations and over 9000 stars on your screen. You can zoom and out and find more information about rise and set times. The app is pretty simple to use and is very handy for astronomers. It can be used as a reference or to educate newbies.


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