SkyOrb is one of the best astronomy apps available for Windows 8.1 users, along with StarChart, along with LunarPhase and others. I’ve been using it on my Windows 8 tablet and am quite pleased by the quality of graphics.
By using the SkyOrb app on your Windows 8.1 device, you will be able to explore the universe with the 3D star map, 3D planetarium, and other useful features such as notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and others. Now it has received some more features which those of you who have already downloaded and using will definitely appreciate.
This is quite an update and here’s what has been made new or updated: improved support for 7″ tablets and portrait mode display and for all Intel Graphics GPU. Also, now, the graphics processor is displayed in the settings page and it’s now easier to retrieve weather and MPC from comets and satellite. The menu and navigation has been improved and various other bugs fixes and improvements have been put in place.
SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation. The app also features an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighbourhood, including over 100000 nearby stars, and 3D visualization of the Milky Way.
So, if you’re an astronomy buff and you like discovering new things about our cosmos and universe or you just want to watch and see it in real-time, go ahead and get SkyOrb right now. And if you will use the same Microsoft account, you can get the app on your Windows Phone device, as well.