SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite
SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite
2020.9.2

4.5

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SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite2020.9.2

07 September 2020

3D planetarium featuring star-gazing and ephemeris.

Overview

SkyORB 3D 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!

You can find an iOS app here.

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)

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

Premium Version $2.99
1-year Premium Subscription $1.99

What's new in SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite

Version 2020.9.2:

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

  • When showing the moon phase in full screen, the orbit of the moon is now displayed.
  • Redesigned Today Widget, showing the stereographic star map,
  • Other bug fixes, resolving stability issues in 2020.9.1

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How would you rate SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite app?

23 Reviews of SkyORB 2020 Astronomy Lite

4
tonywnunn
21 July 2020
Version: 2020.7.1

Most helpful

Very interesting. You need time to go through the app.
(2)
5
time2poppop
08 September 2020
Version: 2020.9.2
Excellent !
(0)
4
tonywnunn
21 July 2020
Version: 2020.7.1
Very interesting. You need time to go through the app.
(2)
5
time2poppop
19 July 2020
Version: 2020.7.1
Excellant
(0)
0.5
rocknrik2016
30 September 2014
Version: 4.9.4
says "FREE" in the software list but as you can see on this page it's actually $2.99
(2)
0.5
Beto-Boton
20 July 2014
Version: 4.9.1
epheremis ? You mean ephemeris?
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0.5
Rogueb
06 December 2013
Version: 4.6.1
Major problems, such as outright crashes, failure to display "local view." "Old" search results, which display data about a star or planet etc., persist on display even after application is restarted, obscuring the star field. Zodiac signs creating same obstructive "haze." I have communicated this to developers and was assured those problems would be resolved in November release. However, the newest (paid version) has exactly the same problems, and is more unstable. Too bad, this was a promising application from an Astronomy entertainment point of view. This review holds for both the iPhone version of the application, as well as, the desktop / laptop variants. iPhone4 iOS 7.0.4 iMac 2013 running 10.9 MacBook Pro 2009 OS 10.9 All devices deemed by the developers to be compatible with latest Skyorb release.
(1)
Vagator
22 December 2012
Version: 4.2.7
Thanks for the link Negritude-as you say the application is certainly free.
(0)
Jazzyguy
22 December 2012
Version: 4.2.7
Thank You Negritude for the tip! SkyOrb Free is a great app!
(1)
SickTeddyBear
16 July 2012
Version: 4.1.1
There is now a free lite version of the app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skyorb-3d-lite/id514168679?mt=12
(0)
Michaelthegeek
17 November 2011
Version: 4.0.7
Great App!!
(0)
Fairytale
31 January 2011
Version: 3.0.0
@ Harristype - Oh really? Well, if this is the case, maybe you can provide an official downloadlink for this "free" app?
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Fairytale
31 January 2011
Version: 3.0.0
Sadly another free Software that nobody can download unless you bow and pray to the Apple-god. It's a very bad idea to force the users through this policy to search and download from filesharingsites. :-(
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Alamak
25 May 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Tastes are different. To me, this interface is HORRIBLE (ever heared of the Apple Human Interface Guidelines?) and the application completely useless for me as a hobby astronomer.
(4)
5
Jazzyguy
23 February 2010
Version: 2.0.2
Negritude: Thanks for the PPC version for 10.5!!! Now for the review. This app is great! It is easy to use and the GUI is great! Great Freeware!
(3)
Jonsi
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0.0
How do you configure this babe?????
(1)
Thus-spake-z
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.0
For OS 6 only; doesn't seem to be available for OS 5. What a bummer!
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Marthi
07 September 2008
Version: 1.8.2
Very kind developer! On two occasions, he corrected his app during less than a day. Recommended!
(1)
nostrodumbass
27 February 2008
Version: 1.8
Just checked the realtech-VR forum. A post there says, "SkyORB 08 has been released (1.8.0). Note: It has been only tested for MacOSX 10.5 Intel and Windows XP and Vista (Geforce 8 on both)." So, I guess, it's not intended for OS 10.4. Nor PPC Macs either, perhaps?
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nostrodumbass
27 February 2008
Version: 1.8
Looks intriguing but crashes when trying to launch, here, every time. Crash log says, "EXC_BAD_ACCESS" "KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS"
(0)
Rampancy
02 April 2007
Version: 1.6.7
Same as William Schaff. No go on an MBP C2D, 10.4.9.
(0)
Javierhz
24 March 2007
Version: 1.6.6
The problem seems to be graphic card related. It doesn't work with Intel GMA 950. I've tested on different machines and found it works fine when not using an Intel graphic card.
(0)
William-S
21 March 2007
Version: 1.6.6
screenshots look cool App wouldn't launch intel osx 10.4.9, developer kit, x11, etc v3xshader load failed
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4.25
Andys
05 September 2006
Version: 1.6
I installed it with no problems and was very impressed with the quality of graphics, the speed of the software and the amount of available information. I will probably only be using 1% of the data provided by this software at any given time, but I can definately recommend it for depth of information, layout and overall "wow" factor. Great graphics. MacBook Pro, 1GB RAM, 10.4.7
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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