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App of the Day: Luminos

If exploring the night sky is your thing, we've yet to see a more beautiful app for doing so than Luminos.

Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.

We've seen some pret-ty peachy astronomy apps; smartphones and tablets make a great medium for them, what with gyroscopes, geolocation and whatnot. Joining their ranks is Luminos, and gosh it looks good. It has over two and a half million stars, thousands of galaxies, detailed and textured 3D planets and satellites that you can check out up close and personal, as well as information on astronomic bodies and phenomena. It also has a bunch of features that customise your viewing experience, such as night-vision mode for low-light conditions; observation lists for planning; a free look mode; and extra, free-to-download catalogues if you need even more immersion into infinite cosmos.

Luminos for iPad (AU$2.99)