A comprehensive star-gazer companion, Night sky lite goes beyond sky maps. For the casual astronomer and hobbyist there is the usual GPS based sky maps. Then we have a weather guide which gives a nice heads up about weather and visibility, a nice timeline and calendar view to pick the best times for stargazing.

As you step into more serious astronomy, this tiny app has some very innovative tools like the The light spectrum guide to help you find celestial objects based on light wavelength and expected visibility.

nightskylite
Night Sky Lite
Developer: iCandi Apps
Category: Books & Reference
Google play Rating: 4 stars
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If you do happen to be playing with UV equipment or home-made imaging using CCDs, Night Sky could be of great help.

Theres also a time machine to explore object positions across days and months and even a 3D model of solar system. Overall its big set of features to be explored for a long time. We were a little overwhelmed but in a welcome way. – TheAppCurators

Google Play Description:

Night Sky Lite

Night Sky Lite™ contains some of the beautiful elements from our full Night Sky™ apps to bring an immersive stargazing experience to all! Just point your device to the sky to identify stars, planets, constellations and even satellites! With a Breathtaking New Sky View, World Traveller mode, and clear and concise new Stargazing Conditions graphs, a truly magical experience is available to all with the free, entry-level stargazing app – Night Sky Lite™. Wonder No More™.

“I’m very impressed with The Night Sky … it offers a delightful and polished user experience.” – Avery Wang (creator of Shazam)

“…Pure fun to use and really hard to put down. … Exactly what educational apps should be all about” – iDownload Blog

All New Feature Set:

• Breathtaking New Sky View: A completely redesigned new Sky View comes to Night Sky Lite™ with a vivid new colorful atmosphere, animations, and more detailed stars and planets than ever before. Prepare to become visually immersed in the Night Sky Lite™.

• 3D Earth View: A beautifully redesigned 3D view of Earth. Explore our own globe in the most gorgeous 3D graphics with the tip of your finger.

• Night Sky™ Community: Engage with fellow star-gazer and astronomers in the exclusive Night Sky™ Community. Share ideal stargazing locations with others and explore locations others have shared.

• World Traveller: Explore the sky from anywhere in the world with the new World Traveller mode. Fancy a trip to see what the sky looks like in another country? Then travel there instantly and view it from the palm of your hand.

• Stargazing Conditions: Explore the stargazing conditions in your area for the upcoming week. Beautiful new Stargazing graphs mean with a glance you can see the perfect time to go stargazing! Combine Stargazing Conditions with World Traveller and check out the ideal time to go stargazing in a certain area you may be travelling to, for instance that camping trip at a National Park at the weekend!

• Absorbing New Music and Effects: All new Night Sky Lite™ comes with an all-new absorbing sound track. Specifically composed to enhance your stargazing experience. Also included are new musical sound effects that interact with you as you star-gazer. Never before has there been such a beautiful combination of sound and visual stargazing elements.

• Latest Night Sky™ News: Never miss out on any events happening in the sky above with Night Sky™ Latest News. Learn about upcoming Eclipses, all annual celestial events, and even stargazing events local to you, right from our own Night Sky™ Latest News editors!