By Wobbleworks LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-11
  • Current Version: 9.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 793.35 MB
  • Developer: Wobbleworks LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 434 Reviews)
  • Price:
Luminos App Ratings: 5
From 434 Reviews

Luminos App Description

Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation that will amaze you! Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to professional astronomers, and everyone in between. And now, Luminos features the largest catalog available on mobile, with more than 113 million stars! Whether you want to admire ancient constellations, watch satellites soaring overhead, find out what that brilliant dot is on the horizon, or recreate eclipses, Luminos has what you need. Browse the largest deep space image catalog of any mobile app, anywhere, or track 3D meteor showers now or from the past. Travel through time, identify craters on the moon, fly through space, watch the solar system in motion from high above, or see the multitudes of asteroids orbiting perilously close to our planet. Hold Luminos up against the sky and it will effortlessly guide you to find any star or planet. You can even get live sky charts and satellite alerts on your Apple Watch! Luminos makes it all easy and fun. Instead of buying many apps to get all of these features, Luminos includes everything in one low price. There are no in-app purchases to nibble away at your wallet and there's no advertising to distract you from views of the heavens. When you're ready to go even further, Luminos will be ready with you. If you're fortunate enough to have a computer-controllable telescope, then Luminos can command it for you to find objects quickly and easily. Detailed data on every object is easily available within Luminos, even without an Internet connection. Powerful planning tools help you make the most of your evenings by showing you exactly what will be visible tonight or any night in the future. Get out there and start exploring! For more videos demonstrating Luminos, check out our YouTube channel at !

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App Reviews

  • The most honest astronomy app

    By groupoid
    I bought this app about 6 years ago, it was on sale and the price was maybe $5, and the version was pretty early. Since then, it has become the most advanced astronomy app on iOS. It was very entertaining to see how the authors of “sky safari” add marginal improvements and charge $20 for the new version, and the developers of Luminos add real terrain simulation and largest offline star catalogue for free, years after the app was released. I also admire iPad Pro support. If the authors decide to make a Mac version I would probably buy it, if anything, to support their work.
  • Navigating by Stars

    By KialoaKiwi
    Finally I have found a celestial program where I can by name find (and now actually have an instant list of) the 57 stars recognized in the Nautical Almanac. This may appear on the face of it a trivial use of such a clearly capable program - however none of the other "paid for" celestial apps can do this, or even when asked and financially encouraged bother to make a list available in the app. Admittedly I had to list the stars from the Almanac in a custom list - it's not a built-in (hint - hint!) but that is a small ask. So, if you, as I use a sextant and an Nautical Almanac, this is the program for you.
  • Terrific app

    By Much more difficult
    Excellent app but crashes any time I press on any planet or galaxy Update: Issue was resolved, I just love it
  • Amazing detail

    By Chroniton
    Luminos is the kind digital orrery I dreamed of having as a child before the advent of devices like the iPad. This app is awesome for viewing stars, nebulae, and other deep space objects. It really shines if what you want is a nice look around our own solar system. Orbit any planet or moon and view surface features in detail. Surface texture quality is good and most planetoids have label data for major geological features. Datasets provided by the Minor Planet Center and celestrak can be downloaded and updated automatically. This is a great feature if you’re curious about minor objects (man-made satellites, asteroids, comets, &c). The interface quality is great and view settings can be tuned with detail to match your individual preferences. Automatic updates for catalog data is a very nice feature!
  • Outstanding

    By 00l00
    Great app!! I get a little motion sick sometimes jumping around the solar system. Great learning tool and very entertaining.
  • Difficult to use

    By aaa80247617
    It looks great. However, i do not know how to use it with my equipments. It would be great if the app gives some guides. I still wonder whether this app is suitable for a deep space photographer. I still need some time to learn.
  • Amazing app!

    By carolmtr
    This app is easy to use and my kids and have grown closer to the stars by knowing more about what they see.
  • The best ¡¡¡¡¡

    By radiomegahertz
    This the best apps for user and classroom
  • WOW!

    By Blindman371
    Very addictive and informative too. A little expensive, but deffinately worth the money.
  • Very Good - could be better

    By YankeeJeffBXNYC
    Nice looking app but not for the amateur astronomer at the scope because it doesn't take configurability seriously. I know some reviews laid the simplicity but at at this price it should be a Pro level app. When your at the telescope and observing, the last thing you want to do is fiddle thru menus or wish you can do certain things and thus have to open a separate app. It's about saving time to appreciate the views - so being able to configure this type of app to your liking is crucial. I support this work and appreciate it - and it has my business. But still not replacing my other iPhone app at the scope.