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Stellarium – A 3D Planet Paradise For Your BlackBerry PlayBook

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Stellarium is an amazing 3D planetarium software that was just ported to the PlayBook. The app is based on the open source Stellarium Linux/Windows project and does a great job of making it all touch friendly. I am not sure if the developer is associated with the Stellarium project but either way I have to say I am impressed with how this app packs the whole view of the sky into your PlayBook.

Features include:

  • GPS and magnetometer(compass) support for automatic location detection and point-and-view functionality
  • Asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
  • Realistic Milky Way and images of nebulae including full Messier catalogue
  • Azimuthal and equatorial grids
  • Celestial object search, powerful zoom
  • Configurable location, landscape, projections,…

If you are an astronomy buff of simply want to learn more check out Stellarium for $1.99 in App World.

  • amateur astronomer says:

    It doesnt work. you cant set your coordinates so it is alway facing the wrong way when you point it.

    May 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

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