What's New

Various smaller tweaks and optimizations

App Description

The leading astronomy app – featured in Apple’s Rewind 2011 and 2012 Editors’ Choices!

* “Redshift is as impressive as it is immersive” 5/5 macworld.com *
* “Gives a whole new meaning to astronomy 2.0” Appfinders.com *

Redshift brings the night sky to your screen, with all major and dwarf planets, constellations and bright stars – displayed in top quality. The application goes beyond the basic planetarium because it also displays a 3D-model of the nearby part of our Galaxy.

Perform various amazing 3-D flights and visit the Moon and all planets in our Solar system. Detailed surface maps display those objects in a close-up right before your eyes. Once you have arrived at your target object, you can enter into an orbit around the celestial body – just like an astronaut in a real spacecraft.

Or choose the most thrilling option of all: Travel to the stars in the depth of the Galaxy, some of which are up to 3,000 light years away from our home planet!

Find selected objects in the sky: By using the position sensors and the compass (3GS or higher), you can reach every celestial body. Turn on the „Follow Sky“ mode of your device to identify stars and planets that shine in the real night sky in front of you.

Thrilling images present around 500 galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other Deep Sky objects on your screen – images otherwise available only through the largest telescopes in observatories worldwide.

Every calculation within the application is done in real time for any given epoch in the 20th and 21st centuries, such as positions of stars and planets, the motion of Earth and the Moon, or flybys of comets. You can easily accelerate or slow down the progress of time by a wheel to watch the thrilling events in the night sky in full detail.

Features:


- More than 100,000 stars, 500 fascinating Deep Sky objects, 30 biggest asteroids, 10 famous comets visiting our planet, all major and dwarf planets, as well as Earth’s Moon
- Comprehensive astronomical data for all celestial objects: name (as referred to in various catalogues), distance, type, luminosity, size, rise and set times
- Retina-display support
- 3D-depiction of the solar system’s 25 major moons
- Scenic flight round stars
- Integrated display of information gathered from Wikipedia
- “Follow Sky“ mode: watch the current sky view and immediately identify a bright star or planet in front of you
- Breathtaking 3-D flights to the Moon, planets and stars
- “Observatory“ option: presents you many fascinating objects shining on the Earth’s sky
- “Day/Night” mode and realistic simulation of dawn
- “Night Vision” mode for observations during the night
- „Time travel“: Create night sky views for any location at any time in the past or in the future
- Location: Choose automatic search via GPS or select manually on the Earth’s globe
- Select from several background sound effects
- Select panoramic views as your individual horizon

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See the Redshift trailer on youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/user/unitedsoftmedia

For more information on news and updates: twitter.com/redshiftlive or visit us on facebook.
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 16, 2011 Price increase: $9.99 -> $11.99
  • June 14, 2011 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $9.99
  • June 01, 2011 New version 1.2
  • April 13, 2011 Price increase: $9.99 -> $11.99
  • April 11, 2011 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $9.99
  • April 07, 2011 New version 1.1.1
  • March 31, 2011 New version 1.1
  • February 15, 2011 Price increase: $7.99 -> $11.99
  • February 13, 2011 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $7.99
  • January 05, 2011 Price increase: $9.99 -> $11.99
  • January 03, 2011 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $9.99
  • December 16, 2010 New version 1.0.2
  • November 28, 2010 Price increase: $9.99 -> $11.99
  • November 26, 2010 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $9.99
  • October 19, 2010 New version 1.0.1
  • December 15, 2011 New version 1.3
  • March 13, 2012 New version 1.4
  • June 06, 2012 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $9.99
  • June 07, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $11.99
  • July 05, 2012 New version 1.5
  • August 16, 2012 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $10.99
  • August 21, 2012 Price increase: $10.99 -> $11.99
  • January 11, 2013 New version 1.6
  • April 19, 2013 New version 1.7
  • June 17, 2013 New version 1.7.1
  • June 23, 2013 New version 1.7.2
  • July 26, 2013 New version 1.8
  • December 15, 2013 Price decrease: $11.99 -> $8.99
  • December 16, 2013 Price increase: $8.99 -> $10.99
  • January 23, 2014 New version 1.9
  • April 18, 2014 New version 1.9.1
  • December 20, 2014 New version 2.0
  • January 16, 2015 Price decrease: $10.99 -> $9.99
  • February 02, 2015 New version 2.0.1