I love this app... it's quite beautiful and really adds life to the desktop. I love seeing a realtime night sky after dark (with the waxing or waning moon and all the constellations in place)... And witnessing daybreak occur while I am working early is refreshing... Almost as good as my windows!
Not sure if these issues below are correctable while maintaining the current detail and efficiency of the program.. but that's what these MU reviews are for right?
-CPU usage seems to be a problem... It is often at the top of my Activity Monitor List. I do understand the detail of this app... maybe this can't be resolved?
-Stylistically, I do think the contrast of the "sky" brightness from screen top to bottom is nice... but possibly a little too exaggerated for my longitude... I am in Pennsylvania USA and at noon (in early spring mind you), my screen is still about 3/4 black to very very deep dark blue. I think allowing a brighter day would make dusk and dawn all the more dramatic when the color and brightness transitions.
-Might there be a way to antialias the sun and moon imagery? The sharp-pixel edges take a jab at the otherwise natural beauty of the view. Possibly an option to hide the sun and moon also... although that would go against the astronomical correctness of this app.
-Also the option to choose a static direction of the view, without the timed pans and all.. not a big deal of course.. just a suggestion!
Overall a great desktop app! Thank you!