Softmatic Cosmic – Planetarium, Sky Atlas, Star Charts for iPad/iPhone
Burow, Germany – Softmatic(R) today is pleased to announce the availability of Cosmic V1.0 for iPad / iPhone in the App Store. Cosmic bundles a stunning real-time planetarium, a comprehensive sky atlas and star chart printing in a single app. The complete feature set and ease of use make the app an indispensable tool for beginning star gazers and seasoned amateur astronomers alike.
Softmatic Cosmic will not only display over 100’000 stars with detailed info on spectral class, distance and magnitude. Also available are the Messier and NGC catalogs with almost 7’000 deep sky objects and of course the main solar system bodies.
Cosmic uses the latest OpenGL ES technology for an immersive user experience, a fluid and responsive interface, and a stunningly beautiful, yet astronomically correct display. Stars are rendered as lit spheres of different sizes in their actual spectral color, with special indicators for binary or variable bodies.
Astronomical objects can easily be searched for and located by their common name, designation, or catalog number. Cosmic uses an integrated SQL database for very fast, almost immediate search.
For each selected object, Cosmic provides detailed info like rise and set times, physical properties and location in the sky. Cosmic also comes with several hundred beautiful astronomical images for all Messier objects, many NGC objects and all planets. For each object, be it a star, a DSO or a solar system body, a direct gateway to additional information online is also provided.
Exclusive to Cosmic: With iOS 4.2 or higher you can print detailed star charts or reference cards to any Air Print compatible printer in A4, letter or 4×6″ format. Cosmic is the first astronomical app for iOS to introduce this feature.
* iOS 4.2 or higher
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad; all display resolutions are supported
Pricing and Availability:
Cosmic V1.0 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Softmatic(R) is a leader in graphics and design applications for Mac OS X, the iPhone and iPad platforms. Established in 1991 the company is privately held, with headquarters in Germany and the United Kingdom. Copyright (C) 2011 Softmatic. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Softmatic is a registered trademark in Germany and other countries.