iPhone astronomy apps have been quite popular in the past couple of years. Exploring the objects in the sky is fun on an iPhone but even better on an iPad. There is simply no comparison between the experience that you get from an iPad astronomy app and its counterpart for the iPhone. The bigger screen (especially iPad 3’s retina one) makes a whole lot of difference.
If you are into stargazing and want to use your iPad to explore the objects in the sky like never before, these 10 astronomy apps for iPad have you covered:
Luminos: one of the best astronomy apps we have tested on our iPad. It had 3D views of planets and moons. It covers over 2.5m stars and thousands of other objects. Gives you a great bang for buck.
Red Shift: another great looking astronomy app for iPad. It covers over 100k stars and 500+ Deep Sky objects. Provides support for iPad 3’s retina display. The 3D flights to the moon and planets are awesome.
Star Chart: a powerful tool that calculates the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you where they are. Helps you identify objects in the sky too.
Star Walk: provides you with a breathtaking experience with the stars right on your iPad. Can identify the stars as you explore them on your device too.
Distant Suns: one of the most popular astronomy apps for iPhone has now made it to your iPad as well. Gives you access to thousands of objects on your iPad and can help you identify new objects in the sky too.
Planets for iPad: a free application for your iPad that enables you to explore the planets in our solar system and learn new things along the way.
GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad: contains all the stars visible to the naked eye. This is not only a great learning tool for amateur astronomers, it can also serve as a handy object identification tool. It offers you with information on moon phases and sunrise/sunset times.
Star Map 3D: gives you access to thousands of deep-sky objects on your iPad. It will show you the constellations, stars, planets, galaxies, star clusters, and other objects.
Solar Walk: helps you explore our solar system to your heart’s content. It covers the moons and all the planets in our system. It supports 3D TVs too.
SkySafari 3: has everything you need to explore the stars and other objects. You can use this to identify the stars. The night mode is pretty cool too. The pro version offers even more features.
What’s your favorite astronomy app for iPad?
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