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Distant Suns

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by First Light, LLC
     
 

This application is recommended for ages 7+.

Distant Suns astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you a new way to look at the sky. 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…  See more details below

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This application is recommended for ages 7+.

Distant Suns astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you a new way to look at the sky. 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
*Change the date and time to show the sky of the past or future, like a little 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
*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:
2940043895745
Publisher:
First Light, LLC
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Series:
NOOKapps Series
Version name:
1.0.8
Format:
NOOK App
File size:
30 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Sales rank:
270,029
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years
 
 
Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
URL:
www.distantsuns.com
Email:
support@distantsuns.com

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Distant Suns 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
RobinBaker More than 1 year ago
At last a planetarium application for the Nook Tablet! Very full-featured and customizable. Includes Messier and Caldwell Catalogs. Also has a monthly Events list customized for your area. Very nice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I refuse to get a smart phone but the smart phones are able to have the sky star chart on them. So I was looking at apps on my nook and saw this! Got it and opened it and have been checking it out. So glad I got it! It has the history behind the constellations and all the info about the stars and constellations. Plus even more info on planets and nebulaes. Still need to check out some more on the app but so far it looks GREAT! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone with even a casual interest in the night sky will love this app. I love using it to "look around" the sky when I can't be in front of a telescope. It's a seriously great buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to see an app like this for the nook. Not quite what I expected but is informative. Its a little bit difficult to line up with whats in the sky if your a novice like me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just bought & love-does not require wifi. there is so much info in this & i am a total novice at astronomy but find it fascinating & this helped-travelling with it is awesome, it tacks with u! highly recommend 4 anyone on any form-it's on my nook & worth every penny & i don't say that lightly as this is the only review i have ever written but i totally believe in this app so much that i had to take the time to write this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice app! It has nice features and is useful for locating objects and getting info on them. It isnt intended to be a full-blown advanced application, but it is worth the 4 bucks. Only took me a few minutes to do the tutorial and start customizing and using it. I have no problems, no regrets with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth every penny and interesting. Better than any smartphone app out there. You wont be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only thing i dont like is that there is no rest back to home or starting coodinates after you start moving around the sky. A reset that snaps the screen back to your long lat view from the get go would be a nice fix
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "pick" crosshairs are like an inch off of where you actually touch. Makes it hard to select objects. Fix coming???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great features. Wish calibration to finger were more accurate, but overall great app. Lots of features.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is beautiful and well made. They show you what the constellations are representing, and it's accurate too. I would recommend this app if you have an interest for stars and astronomy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was able to locate and identify stars within 5 minutes. Very intuitive and easy to set up. The offset pointer is great and allows precise selection even with my fat fingers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is stunning. Beautifully designed, with so much wonderful information! It is THE BEST app I have ever purchased. I was absolutely stunned with this app, and I highly recommend it to anyone with interest in the night sky. It is going to keep me entertained for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is truly awesome. The amount of information is a little overwhelming at first, but on second thought it presents the idea that there are many many hours to enjoy learning about the universe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too narrow of view in portrait, no landscape view in Nook Color. Pointer does not line up with finger selection point, a real pain. Needs fixing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great app and reference for an amateur stargazer to an experienced astronomer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is well made and all, i think that the only problem with it was because of my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was an awesome app until the nook color was automatically updated. now it doesn't display the sky maps, just the sidebars.
dave47 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful program. Great example of what can (and should) be developed for these devices. I wish the author(s) all the success in the &quot;universe&quot; with this app. Engage !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just bought this for the nook color, and am very happy with it! There is so much detailed information- its fun to be able to get the history and details about all the planets and stars. Worth the money for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is great--educational and a lot of fun. I've already recommended it to several friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ow! Best app ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a 10" telescope, and have spent lots of night enjoying Deep Sky Objects, planets, etc. I have many chats and planetarium programs on my computer, and this is close to perfect. If you're a backyard astronomer or want to learn the sky, get this. Beginners may not fully appreciate it at first but in time you'll see how useful and fun it is.
Hamncheezr More than 1 year ago
My whole family is thrilled with this app! My 7 yr old loves to pull it up and see what we can spot outside. Very easy to use! Would definitely buy it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant see planets good