Reach The Stars With Celestron’s SkyQ Mobile App!

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Developer’s Description: Celestron’s new SkyQ is an easy to use astronomy application that locates and identifies virtually any celestial object visible in the night sky with portable convenience right from the palm of your hand.

SkyQ offers you a complete and detailed depiction of the night sky, from the phases of the moon and visible planets, all the way down to the name and position of the moons around Jupiter and Saturn. It even tracks the International Space Station (ISS) and predicts sightings of its appearance. SkyQ is packed with hundreds of celestial images and over 4 hours of audio recordings providing you with educational and entertaining information about our constellations, planets, galaxies, nebulae and stars.

Add the BRAND NEW, innovative SkyQ Link Module (sold separately) to activate a complete wireless control feature for your Celestron computerized telescope. SkyQ Link allows you to align your telescope remotely, instantly slew your telescope to a chosen object and generate a list of all of the best celestial objects to view through your telescope.

Cost: $4.99

Category: Education, Entertainment, Kids

Author: Celestron

Platform: iPhone/iPad

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EDITOR’S REMARKS

As if the night sky weren’t awesome enough by itself, SkyQ makes it more awesome still. Using the accelerometer and the compass built into the iPad and iPhone the app let me pan the sky and watch SkyQ update the display of stars, planets, constellations, deep sky objects, and more – all nicely labeled – in real time. Audio files that explain what you’re looking at give this a planetarium like feel. An extensive database of sky objects are beautiful rendered Anyone who’s used the free Google Sky Maps program will find the $4.99 SkyQ program takes star gazing to a new level.  In particular, it provides a realistic look at the sky from your vantage point – rather than hard to read sky maps.  You can even put trees on the horizon to help you orient yourself.Want to see all of the hidden stars (and the sun) that are below the horizon? Just point your iPad anywhere below the horizon.