SkyORB Lite
SkyORB Lite
2020.7.1

4.5

SkyORB Lite free download for Mac

SkyORB Lite2020.7.1

18 July 2020

3D planetarium featuring star-gazing and ephemeris.

Overview

SkyORB 3D is a 3D planetarium, including star-gazing and ephemeris, based from V3X.net engine. It features a modern 3D interface, search engine, a large catalog of stars, planets, moons and updatable comets and asteroids database, and lets you choose to see the actual sky from any point on Earth or from any planet from the solar system.

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 Lite

Version 2020.7.1:
  • Jovian events now includes full screen, System II longitude, magnitude and time-shift.
  • When selected, comets and meteors now display rise and set times and magnitudes. Positions for the next 7 days are plotted in the local view.
  • Improved phase calculation. Elongation are now displayed.
  • The information of planet, star are now improved and widgets have been redesigned with a 'close' button.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

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How would you rate SkyORB Lite app?

22 Reviews of SkyORB Lite

0.5
rocknrik2016
30 September 2014
Version: 4.9.4

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says "FREE" in the software list but as you can see on this page it's actually $2.99
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4
tonywnunn
21 July 2020
Version: 2020.7.1
Very interesting. You need time to go through the app.
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5
time2poppop
19 July 2020
Version: 2020.7.1
Excellant
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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
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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.
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Vagator
22 December 2012
Version: 4.2.7
Thanks for the link Negritude-as you say the application is certainly free.
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Jazzyguy
22 December 2012
Version: 4.2.7
Thank You Negritude for the tip! SkyOrb Free is a great app!
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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
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Michaelthegeek
17 November 2011
Version: 4.0.7
Great App!!
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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.
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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!
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Jonsi
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0.0
How do you configure this babe?????
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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!
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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"
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Rampancy
02 April 2007
Version: 1.6.7
Same as William Schaff. No go on an MBP C2D, 10.4.9.
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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.
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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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