5 Awesome iPhone Apps for Amateur Astronomers

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Apple iPhone is capable of handling all kinds of tasks. It is especially useful for educational purposes. Take the field of astronomy for instance. Top astronomy applications allow iPhone owners to learn more about the objects in our sky and explore the heavens like never before. These 5 applications let you do just that.


Star Map: perhaps the most complete astronomy application for iPhone. It has over 2.5M stars and 13 000 deep sky objects with physical characteristics in its database. Helps you better prepare for special events.

Distant Suns: runs the first application awfully close. It has some of the best graphics we have tested. Just point your iPhone to the sky and let this app identify it for you.

Star Walk: Star Walk gives you information on 9000 stars, planets, and constellations. Star Walk takes advantage of your iPhone’s digital compass to enable you to watch the sky live on your iPhone screen.


SkyVoyager: it comes with a database of 300,000 stars and 30,000 deep sky objects. SkyVogaer can show you the sky from any location, and it also provides you with information on stars, constellations, and other objects.

Oxford – Astronomy: a must have for those of you who are not familiar with the definitions and all types of objects you may see in the sky. It won’t make you a theoretical astronomer but it does teach you a thing or two about astronomy.

What’s your favorite iPhone app for astronomy?

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