SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. "We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you. " - PC Advisor ★★★★★ NEW 2015 EDITION, NOW FOR WINDOWS WITH LIVE TILE SUPPORT, DIRECT3D 11 AND MORE ! SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation. The app also features an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighbourhood, including over 100000 nearby stars, and 3D visualization of the Milky Way. Free with in-app purchase for premium upgrade including: • Monthly updates, • More information displayed, • Live tiles without reminders, • More view unlocked, • Screenshot and full screen without UI available, • And much more! Check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SkyORB/120203608017193 Check out our Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/realtech_VR Check out the app website for more information, documentation, videos and more at http://www.realtech-vr.com/skyorb/More
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Can't get my location right.
I tried to install this app on my tablet and it asked if it could use my location, but it marked my location in a large city almost 100 miles away from the town I live in. I uninstalled and reinstalled it three times and it never got my location right. It seems like it should be a better star-gazing app than the one I am currently using if it could only get my location correct.More
upgrade to premium crashed program
After upgrade to premium all controls fail to operate and stuck in one view (planetary) only. Had to uninstall and reinstall free version to get a working app. I paid for an upgrade that does not work. After re-install premium flag not set so if I want to throw my money away again and try it again I have to pay more money. NOPE! Done with this POS.More
Quits about 3 seconds after I start
I have windows 10 and it doesn't work at all. Maybe my system is unique, but I've never had this problem with any other app or program.More
Needs a LOT of work
The UI is poor. The controls are difficult to use and often require 2 or 3 taps before they react. This is a good idea but it needs a lot of work.More
Interesting app that had potential but fails to deliver. I was hoping for a more complete set of ephemeris features but this app only really provides sunrise, sunset, and length of day. The UI is pretty confusing and hard to use. My preference in SkyMap for night sky orientation and then a simple weather app for sunrise and sunset. When this app gets a real ephemeris calculation, then it'll be gold.More
Doesn't work well
Seems to hang up a lot. Non-intuitive. What few functions I could get to work seemed fine, but commands and gestures weren't consistent across views.More
Needs a little tweeking but good app. Love the idea.More
I purchased this app about two years ago, SI I have seen many changes. This app has a lot of potential, but there are design decisions that detract from the experience. Please! Change the star shapes to something useful! Those diffraction spikes are huge and make everything difficult to read.More
Like user Gustavo said, there are several bugs. The hint pop up tells you to tap what looks like a refresh button to enable the point to sky feature, but it doesn't work. Tapping the telescope button over and over seems to activate the point to sky feature, but only randomly. This feature was the main reason for choosing the app. Also, the alignment of what you see in the app, and what you see in the sky with your naked eye, seem to be shifted to the left. They do not line up. If the non responsiveness and accuracy of the point to sky feature, the lower left info box that won't go away and the scrolling issues can be addressed, this will be a REALLY NICE app!More
Looks promising but...
When my Surface tablet is flat on the table, it points to the correct direction (e.g. West), but as soon as I tilt my Surface to see the horizon & stars, it flips to exactly the opposite direction (e.g. East), which -to my disappointment- renders this app rather useless :-(More
- Fast and lightweight.
- a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering,
- Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries,
- Weather forecast from current location
- Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition. Including live tiles support.
- Display day/night terminator on a world map,
- Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula
- Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times
- Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
- Ability to move fast forward and backward in time
- Enhanced for Direct3D 11
- 3D visualization of the stellar neighbourhood and Milky Way
- Windows 8 integration with Charm bar search, tiles, and notifications
- Premium upgrade
- Approximate size
30.52 MB - 175.72 MBMore
- Age rating
For ages 12 and upMore
The app developer believes this app meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.More
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8Windows Phone 10Windows Phone 8.1Windows Phone 8Windows Phone 7
- Supported processors
x86, arm, neutral, x64More
- Supported languages
English (United States)Deutsch (Deutschland)Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)Français (France)Italiano (Italia)Nederlands (Nederland)Русский (Россия)Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)한국어(대한민국)
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- Additional terms
Use your locationAccess your Internet connectionUse your device network servicesUse your musicUse the media items that are currently playingUse any of your Windows Phone sensorsUse your Wallet appUse an anonymous Microsoft account
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In this update • New UI icon, optimized for higher resolution screen. • Improved notifications : Support for push notifications with hand picked news. • Many bug fixes and improvements. ----- We appreciate the continued help of users to identify and detail bugs. realtech VR developers are dedicated to updating SkyORB regularly to make sure they deliver the best experience. If you have any issues to report or suggestions to make, please visit our support site: http://www.realtech-vr.com/support/