Distant Suns for the NOOK and Kindle Fire released

Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Android, Announcement, Distant Suns App, Kindle, Nook | 3 comments

Distant Suns for the NOOK and Kindle Fire released

Now it can be told. We here at Distant Suns World Headquarters for Intergalactic Mischief can now proudly announce the release of Distant Suns for both the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and the NOOK Tablet, as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It has many of the  fine features of Distant Suns for iOS, such as:

  • Displays the evening’s sky with over 130,000 stars
  • Change the date and time to show the sky of the past or future, like having a time-machine in your hands
  • Follow the moon through its phases, and the planets through their monthly dance
  • Contains over 200 galaxies, nebula and star clusters, many within reach of binoculars
  • Learn the stories behind each constellation
  • See the realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
  • Toggle between a label-rich sky and a serene view of the stars alone
  • View smoothly rotates around the horizon every 2 minutes
  • Set your location from any place on earth

More devices will be added in the near future. So stay tuned! And of course, as always, celebrate in moderation.

3 Comments

  1. Been using this app on my Kindle Fire almost since it became available And I love it. Tried a couple of others and was dissapointed.

    One problem though with meteor showers. Descriptions need date of showers. One doesn’t even show date in list. When centered, all show Aug 15 as date of shower.

    I have recommended this product to several relatives and they in turn have purchased your fine product.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Hello,
    I bought Distant Suns for my Kindle Fire yesterday. It is a beautiful app. I currently know very little about Astronomy so please forgive me if I am asking a silly question.
    When I search for meteor showers I notice ALL meteor showers are labled “Aug 15”. I assume this means August 15th? Should the date of the occurrence of that particular meteor shower be shown instead?
    I assume I am misunderstanding something. Please help me figure this out.
    This is an outstanding app, thank you. I have already learned so much and I am crossing my fingers, hoping for clear skies tonight.
    Sincerely,
    Meg Hentges

  3. Do you have an upgrade for Kindle Fire that includes Comet Panstarrs?

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