Distant Suns (max)

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

Distant Suns (max) astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you the new way to look at the sky from on the Earth to off. Sporting ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

Distant Suns (max) astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you the new way to look at the sky from on the Earth to off. Sporting over 130,000 stars, all 8 (or is it 9?) planets, the sun and moon, constellations, galaxies, nebula and star clusters, Distant Suns offers a gracefully visual respite from a busy day.

While others play games, you can travel to the stars.

With Distant Suns you can:

*Set your location from any place on earth out in space
*Change the date and time to show the sky of the past or future, like a celestial time-machine in your hands
*Learn the stories behind each constellation
*See the realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
*Follow the moon through its phases, and the planets through their monthly dance
*You are no longer Earth-bound so you may fly out to the planets and watch them in their stately presence (something unique to Distant Suns (max))
*Observe Saturn from behind, Jupiter from Io, the Earth from the Moon
*Toggle between a label-rich sky and a serene view of the stars alone

*Contains over 200 galaxies, nebula and star clusters, many within reach of binoculars
*Touch the sky to view extensive data on each object

Perfect for the whole family. The only requirement is sense of wonder!

Unleash your inner astronaut today

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043922694
  • Publisher: First Light Design, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/13/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.1.4
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 31 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 13,314
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: www.distantsuns.com
    • Phone: 408-383-0627
    • Email: support@distantsuns.com

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Distant Suns App

    The Distant Suns is a great little application. It provides a star map on the color reader that is easy and convenient. The color reader is easier to carry than a laptop computer. The reader has a glow so that a light is not needed to see the star map. The application does not have as much information as found on computer programs.

    23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    New travel to the planets feature is awesome!!!

    The new travel to tje planets feature is well worth the money.

    20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Awesome app!

    I haven' finished testing all the options because I keep going back to some of the wonderful things I have already found. It contains several star catalogues, several hundred star names, constellations, and other cool stuff. On the main screen, you can doublr tap to get a "target"sign. Placr the icon over a star, galaxy, etc. And it will bring up info about that item, often including photos. It has incredible graphics, astonishing information, and enough cool stuff to keep you occupied for many, many weeks or more. I strongly recommend this ap and the Live Wallpapet of the same name. A full 5 star app in all ways.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Great! Fun to use.

    I think i'll have so much fun with it when i learn to use it well. Great app for anyone who loves looking at the sky.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Wonderful!

    Works perfectly on my Nook HD. For an armchair astronomer, it's a must: it points me to any object in the sky and traces all the constellations. The images are gorgeous, and the app is very easy to use. Now I have the ideal view of the night sky in any weather!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Love It

    Works great on my Nook Color.

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Everything you ever wanted to know and More!

    The thumbnail sketches on different objects in the sky, let me know how I don't know. Whenever an application helps me to really expand my understanding of the world ....WOW.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Beautiful!

    Stunning, gorgeous, and so much information! Well worth the extra money!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Fantastic App!

    This app has a lot of great features. The picture underlays for constellations made it so much easier to see them in the sky. I really liked the app as I was first checking it out, then I read the description of earth and knew it was one of the best apps ever. I will be using this app frequently and will be looking for more from this developer.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    recommend

    Not user friendly. Still trying to figure out all the parameters, but so far I am happy with the purchase.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

    Phenomenal! Gorgeous graphics!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Buy this!

    This app makes navigating space an easy thing to do and because of that, I am discovering just how fascinating and beautiful space really is. There's a wealth of information to help de-mystify what's out there, so if you have any interest in this last frontier, buy this app and enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Great teaching tool

    Distant suns is going to make my next astronomy teaching session Really dynamic! Up until now, when I wanted to show boys stars & galaxies I had to spend significant time teaching them how to read standard star charts first, and while that is a good exercise in map reading, it was kind of distracting, and detracted from the wonder of the sky. Now we can start with this app and start finding cool objects, and then for boys who want to go further with the subject, I can still break out the star charts and atlas for an advanced step. Being as my Nook weighs less than those books & chart, this app is significantly more portable and being on a digital device, I'll keep the short attention spans of my young audience longer. The one question I'm asking is where was something like this when I was younger. It would have made studying astronomy Way easier!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Helpppppp!

    This wont loadddd!!!!

    2 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Distant Suns Max

    This app is amazing! Definately worth the money! =D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Great

    Great app! But how do you use spaceflight mode?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 27, 2014

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    Posted January 17, 2014

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