First Light Design today is pleased to announce the release of version 3.3.1 of its comprehensive, award-winning Distant Suns(TM) Astronomy App for iPad and iPhone(TM). Among its new features are local, United States listings of astronomical events and activities direct from the NASA Night Sky Network and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, up to 100% improvement in display performance, and improved imagery of its realistic displays of the night sky. This enhances Distant Sun's already extensive feature-set which includes augmented reality viewing and over 300,000 celestial objects. It is now one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for both casual sky watchers as well as serious professionals. Distant Suns is available for iOS devices, including the new iPad3, on the App Store for $9.99.
Originally released for the Commodore Amiga, Distant Suns has been bringing the cosmos to stargazers for almost 30 years. It takes advantage of iOS device's GPS and compass, so all the user has to do is aim and stargaze. Augmented reality viewing overlays the sky with the local landscape. No internet access is required to use Distant Suns.