iObserve
iObserve 1.3.12
Your rating: Now say why...

0

Observe the sky like a pro.   Demo ($19.99)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
iObserve makes your preparation of astronomical observations a breeze. It gathers automatically and easily all the information you need when observing the sky with small and big telescopes. It has been built from the ground up by an experienced professional astronomer.

iObserve allows you to:
  • Resolve an object coordinates with SIMBAD
  • Access automatically its aliases, magnitudes, and NASA ADS references
  • Display the equatorial, celestial, galactic coordinates, in whatever epoch and units
  • Access the ViziR catalogue pages, and ADS abstract
What's New
Version 1.3.12:

Note: The version level of the downloadable demo is 1.3.9. The version available for purchase from the Mac App Store is currently 1.3.12.
  • Fixed the OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion "freeze" and welcome process.
  • Fixed a crash occurring with some rare objects/observatory combination (the "Draco @ Paris Meudo" crash).
  • Added the Strasbourg Observatory
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



MacUpdate - iObserve



    Be the first to recommend a similar software title.
iObserve User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:

sort: smiles | time
There are currently no reviews or comments. Write a comment or review now.

There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.

There are currently no ratings. Write a comment or review now.

Downloads:1,278
Version Downloads:22
Type:Internet : Reference
License:Demo
Date:17 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.99
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
iObserve makes your preparation of astronomical observations a breeze. It gathers automatically and easily all the information you need when observing the sky with small and big telescopes. It has been built from the ground up by an experienced professional astronomer.

iObserve allows you to:
  • Resolve an object coordinates with SIMBAD
  • Access automatically its aliases, magnitudes, and NASA ADS references
  • Display the equatorial, celestial, galactic coordinates, in whatever epoch and units
  • Access the ViziR catalogue pages, and ADS abstract page.
  • Draw its airmass curve for for about 90 builtin observatories on Earth
  • Draw simulatenously multiple airmass curves of different objects for comparison
  • Get the table of the selected objects sorted according to their time of minimum airmass
  • See the Moon's airmass curve in place, and its minimum separation to any object, when relevant
  • Observe the airmass curve over a night whose length and shift can be largely customized to even satisfy radio astronomers!
  • Slide easily the night date to match future's observing dates
  • Find automatically for you the closest Landolt and UKIRT standard stars
  • Know how much time an object spends above a given altitude during the night
  • Get the time and length of the nights for 4 different twilights limits
  • Perform searches in the object's references
If you have your own astronomical observatory, being a remote amator or professional observatory, or simply your backyard, simply enter its coordinates, and you will be able to use it like any other builtin observatory.

iObserve also provides its famous times bar with Local Time, UTC, (Modified) Julian Date and the Local Mean Sidereal Time of an observatory you can choose.

Note for 0.8 beta users: An Upgrade Process will take place during first launch. It will keep your current objects, and export Observing Runs and Night Logs to a safe place before being removed.

A place to store astronomy-related websites is also provided, as well as a full-screen mode.


- -