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Multi-spectrum composite image of the galactic core. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/STScI .

Attention Galileo guys and gals – download any one of these astronomy apps for your smartphone and you can stop star-guessing and start star-gazing like a pro!


Popular astronomy apps for your iPhone or iPad

Star Search
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-search/id324408084?mt=8

Redshift
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/redshift-astronomy/id390436752?mt=8

Pocket Universe
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-universe-virtual-sky/id306916838?mt=8

Star Walk
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-5-stars-astronomy/id295430577?mt=8

Distant Suns
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/distant-suns-3-unleash-your/id363418936?mt=8

SkySafari, aka SkyVoyager
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skysafari/id319159213?mt=8

GPS Astro
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gps-astro/id369884042?mt=8

Delux Moon HD
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deluxe-moon-hd/id428453273?mt=8

Starmap Pro
http://itunes.apple.com/app/starmap-pro/id309367681?mt=8

Star Chart
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-chart/id345542655?mt=8

GoSkyWatch Planetarium
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goskywatch-planetarium-astronomy/id284980812?mt=8

Solar Walk 3D
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771?mt=8

Popular astronomy apps for your Android

Google SkyMap
http://www.appbrain.com/app/google-sky-map/com.google.android.stardroid

Astro Tools
http://www.appbrain.com/app/astro-tools/com.rafdev.astrotoolsalpha1

SkEye

http://www.appbrain.com/app/skeye/com.lavadip.skeye

Star Chart
http://www.appbrain.com/app/star-chart/com.escapistgames.starchart

Star Odyssey
http://www.appbrain.com/app/star-odyssey/org.randyl.starodyssey

Space Junk Pro
http://www.appbrain.com/app/space-junk-pro/us.xyzw.star3map

Space Junk Lite
http://www.appbrain.com/app/space-junk-lite/us.xyzw.spacejunk

Zenith Mobile Telescope
http://www.appbrain.com/app/zenith-mobile-telescope/com.mobilizy.zenith

SkyORB
http://www.appbrain.com/app/skyorb/com.realtechvr.skyorb

Vortex Planetarium
http://www.appbrain.com/app/vortex-planetarium-astronomy/vortex.planetarium.app.vortex

Planetariax Pro
http://www.appbrain.com/app/planetariax-pro/com.digitaloranges.planetariaxfull

Mobile Observatory PRO
http://www.appbrain.com/app/mobile-observatory-pro/com.kreappdev.astroid

Messier Objects
http://market.android.com/details?id…redale.messier

Clear Sky Droid
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.jtb.csdroid&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5qdGIuY3Nkcm9pZCJd

Where is Io
https://market.android.com/details?id=net.dague.astro&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5ldC5kYWd1ZS5hc3RybyJd

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  • http://vitotechnology.com Allie Kan

    David, thanks for mentioning our apps Star Walk and Solar Walk! If you want to take a closer look at it, I would love to provide you with redeem codes and media materials. Contact me directly by e-mail if you're interested!
    Allie

  • http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap950910.html John

    I have a Driod X, Can anyone recomend which app is the best. I would like to be able to point my phone towards the stars and have the app tell me which stars I'm looking at. I would also like it to tell me which star is actually the space station.

  • http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap950910.html John

    Hello Allie, I would like to get the redeem codes