iObserve automatically gathers all the information that you might need when observing the sky with small and big telescopes.
iObserve has been built from the scratch by an experienced professional astronomer.
If you have your own astronomical observatory (as an passionate about astronomy or a professional astronomer), simply enter its coordinates, and you will be able to use iObserve like any other built in observatory.
NOTE: To buy iObserve via the App Store an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "iObserve":
· Resolve an object coordinates with SIMBAD
· Access automatically its aliases, magnitudes, and NASA ADS references
· Display the equatorial, celestial, galactic coordinates, in whatever epoch and units
· Access the ViziR catalogue pages, and ADS abstract page.
· Draw its airmass curve for for about 90 builtin observatories on Earth
· Draw simultaneously multiple air mass curves of different objects for comparison
· Get the table of the selected objects sorted according to their time of minimum airmass
· See the Moon's airmass curve in place, and its minimum separation to any object, when relevant
· Observe the airmass curve over a night whose length and shift can be largely customized to even satisfy radio astronomers!
· Slide easily the night date to match future's observing dates
· Find automatically for you the closest Landolt and UKIRT standard stars
· Know how much time an object spends above a given altitude during the night
· Get the time and length of the nights for 4 different twilights limits
· Perform searches in the object's references
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed bug of wrong local times in airmass plot, twilight button and axis titles.
· Fixed bug of shift between date picker and date capsules in airmass plot.
· Fixed the import of custom horizon masks.
· Added Keck I and II Horizon Masks.
· Added turkish observatory.