SkySafari 7 Pro

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Friday, November 12, 2021
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Description of App

SkySafari makes stargazing a simple pleasure. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, advanced planning and logging tools, flawless telescope control, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Don’t postpone joy. Discover why SkySafari is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009.

Here's what’s new in version 7:

+ Complete support for iOS 15 and iPhone 13. Version 7 brings a new and immersive stargazing experience.

+ Events Finder - go to the new Events section to unlock a powerful search engine that finds astronomical events visible tonight and far into the future. The finder dynamically generates a listing of moon phases, eclipses, planetary moon events, meteor showers and planetary phenomenon such as conjunctions, elongations and oppositions.

+ Notifications - the notifications section has been completely revamped to allow you to customize and manage which events trigger an alert notification on your device.

+ Telescope Support - telescope control is at the heart of SkySafari. Version 7 takes a giant leap forward by supporting ASCOM Alpaca and INDI. These next generation control protocols allow you to effortlessly connect to hundreds of compatible astronomical devices.

Stargazing is often done on your own but looking up at the stars reminds us that we are all part of a larger interconnected universe. SkySafari 7 brings social stargazing to mobile devices with two new features to help you connect with other like minded people.

OneSky - allows you to see what other users are observing, in real time. This feature highlights objects in the sky chart and indicates with a number how many users are observing a particular object.

SkyCast - allows you to guide a friend or group around the night sky through their own copy of SkySafari. After initiating SkyCast, you can generate a link and conveniently share it with other SkySafari users via text message, apps or social media accounts.

+ Sky Tonight - jump to the new Tonight section to see what’s visible in your sky tonight. Expanded information has been designed to help plan your night and includes Moon & Sun info, calendar curations, events and the best positioned deep sky and solar system objects.

+ Improved Observation Tools - SkySafari is the perfect tool to help you plan, record and organize your observations. New workflows make it easier to add, search, filter and sort data.

The Small Touches:

+ You can now edit the Jupiter GRS Longitude Value in the Settings.

+ Better Moon Age calculation.

+ New grid & reference options allow you to display Solstice and Equinox markers, Orbit + Node markers for all solar system objects, and tick marks and labels for the Ecliptic, Meridian, and Equator reference lines.

+ Previous In-app Purchases are Now Free - this includes the H-R diagram, 3D Galaxy view, and the PGC galaxy and GAIA star catalogs. Enjoy.

+ Many more.

If you haven't used SkySafari 7 Pro before, here's what you can do with it:

+ Hold your device up, and SkySafari 7 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

+ Simulate the night sky up to 100,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events.

+ Control your telescope, log and plan your observations.

+ Optionally backup all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, LiveSky.com.

+ Augmented Reality (AR) mode

+ Night Vision.

+ Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system.

+ Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way!

Version

7.0.1

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Yes

iOS Version

15.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

The developers of this app strives to make sure that blind users get full access to everything in this app. If ther is an accessibility issue.
The developers are very well recieving of feedback to improve the accessibility of this app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

When it comes to astronomy apps this app is one of the best. This app has something for all astronomers from amateurs to professional.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by cyco 2 weeks 3 days ago

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Comments

Submitted by cyco on Sunday, November 21, 2021

I have had the opportunity to speak to the CEO about accessibility for the blind. He has responded to all of my emails in a quickly manner.
He is on board with making sure that SkySafari 7 Pro works with Voice Over for the blind. He is working with the team that works on SkySafari 7 Pro.
I am very impress on the commitment to making the app fully accessible to the blind.

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