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SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite for Mac

3D planetarium featuring star-gazing and ephemeris.

Free
In English
Version 2021.12.5
3.3
Based on 10 user rates

SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite overview

SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite takes you on a tour of the solar system or the galaxy in this new version. Click "More" to learn why you should download this App today!

This astronomy program charts the stars, planets, and other celestial objects such as comets and asteroids and lets you navigate through space.

SkyORB features a 3D interface, a search engine, a large catalog of stars (Hyparcos), deep objects (NGC/IC 2000) planets, current satellite (including current launch missions) (MPC) and let you choose see the actual sky from any point on Earth.

This new version includes a redesigned user interface, easier to use with its tool tips, help documentation, access to Facebook community,

Key features:
  • Allows you to fine tune your observation location from the database of by entering longitude and latitude or automatically with Location Services,
  • Allows to go back and forth in time with precision using PLAN404 series (accurate from 3000 B.C. to 3000 A.D)
  • Information like sunset and sunrise are computed as well as moonrise and moonset and full / new moon dates and automatically generated calendar of upcoming astronomy events.
  • 3D planetarium with planets and satellites and 3 different views with 3D objects with different level of details using photo realistic textures and visuals.
  • 3D animation of the solar system in real-time or fast forward, with actual facts for each planets.
  • 3D sky map with real-time precession with planets, stars, constellations, deep objects, comets and satellites,
  • Comets and satellites trajectories which can be updated among 6 different databases including IAU Minor Planet Center.
  • Displays the world map sun clock with rise and set.
  • Multi-touch trackpad (on some devices) with pinching-to-zoom gesture is supported for zoom-in and out.
  • Jovian events with time of transit, eclipses and more
  • Universal search engine.
  • Weather retrieval base from location.
  • Notifications center support.
  • Retina display support.
  • In-App purchase for upgrading to the Premium version.
  • More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes,
  • Displays more information on moon phases, and more.
  • Allows to zoom closer
  • More complete search engine,
  • Improves notifications.
  • And many more other features !
Important information regarding SkyORB

This app officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

  • MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
  • MacBook (early 2015 and later)
  • iMac (2014 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer, or mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal capable GPU)
  • Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)

What’s new in version 2021.12.5

  • Fix and improved french texts.
  • Fix light speed time calculation
  • Show GPU memory usage and improve support for system with less than 1GB of VRAM.
  • Changed the page when full version is unlocked.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2021.12.5
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3.3

(24 Reviews of SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite)

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time2poppop
time2poppop
Sep 8 2020
2020.9.2
5.0
Sep 8 2020
5.0
Version: 2020.9.2
Excellent !
tonywnunn
tonywnunn
Jul 21 2020
2020.7.1
4.0
Jul 21 2020
4.0
Version: 2020.7.1
Very interesting. You need time to go through the app.
time2poppop
time2poppop
Jul 19 2020
2020.7.1
5.0
Jul 19 2020
5.0
Version: 2020.7.1
Excellant
rocknrik2016
rocknrik2016
Sep 30 2014
4.9.4
0.5
Sep 30 2014
0.5
Version: 4.9.4
says "FREE" in the software list but as you can see on this page it's actually $2.99
Beto-Boton
Beto-Boton
Jul 20 2014
4.9.1
0.5
Jul 20 2014
0.5
Version: 4.9.1
epheremis ? You mean ephemeris?
time2poppop
time2poppop
Sep 8 2020
5.0
Sep 8 2020
5.0
Version: null
tonywnunn
tonywnunn
Jul 21 2020
4.0
Jul 21 2020
4.0
Version: null
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Oct 6 2015
4.5
Oct 6 2015
4.5
Version: null
rocknrik2016
rocknrik2016
Sep 30 2014
0.5
Sep 30 2014
0.5
Version: null
Beto-Boton
Beto-Boton
Jul 20 2014
0.5
Jul 20 2014
0.5
Version: null
Rogueb
Rogueb
Dec 6 2013
0.5
Dec 6 2013
0.5
Version: null
sosufo07
sosufo07
Jan 8 2013
5.0
Jan 8 2013
5.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 23 2010
5.0
Feb 23 2010
5.0
Version: null
Andys
Andys
Sep 5 2006
4.3
Sep 5 2006
4.3
Version: null
Pjaym59
Pjaym59
Jan 11 2030
2021.3.1
4.0
Jan 11 2030
4.0
Version: 2021.3.1