Just look at the sky. What can you see? A wonderful universe that you probably never get bored of gazing at. And there are always new things to learn about that enormous space. If you love looking up to the sky and its stars, and you're into exploring the universe, you've probably already used Google Sky Maps before, but Terminal Eleven has come up with a great alternative for Android that's very appealing and eye-catching.
You won't need to be an astronomer to locate stars and constellations in the sky.
The space and stars on your phone
But how does it work? Just aim your phone at wherever you want, and whether it's daytime or nighttime, the screen will show you the stars, constellations, planets, and satellites that are in that direction. The idea is to aim your phone at a star or satellite, tap your screen, identify the heavenly body in question, and receive all sorts of information such as its category, size, distance, elevation, declination, alternative names, as well as its known history. If you point your camera towards a star that's part of a constellation, you'll immediately view the figure that represents it so you can identify it better. But if you're not in love with SkyView Free yet, there's still more to come.
Find constellations as they appear and disappear whilst you scan the sky, locate planets, far-away galaxies, and over-flying satellites.
You can even gaze at the sky in augmented reality (AR) through the camera of your Android. Cool, isn't it? Is the light dazzling you? No problem, just enable the night vision mode so you can carry on checking all the information even at nighttime. For a better view, you can even change the size of the planets and stars on your screen. It also comes along with its music to cheer up your astronomical explorations, a photo mode and a calendar to observe the sky at any moment of the year.