ann12055 — Announcement

An Even Sharper View of the Universe

ESO’s Top 100 v2.0 app now available

24 August 2012

An updated version of ESO’s popular Top 100 Images App is now available to download from iTunes. The new version, released in time for ESO’s 50 years anniversary celebrations, takes full advantage of the third generation iPad retina display and quad core graphics.

The free app transforms the iPad into an exciting window to the Universe and allows users to enjoy 100 spectacular images of distant galaxies and nebulae, dramatic night-sky landscapes and pictures of some of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Thanks to the super-sharp retina display technology (containing 1 million more pixels than HDTV) these pictures look more spectacular than ever.

The pictures, complete with explanatory captions, are continuously updated to keep up with the influx of  new images taken by ESO’s suite of the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The photos are also easy to download and display as impressive high resolution background images for the iPad.

Other new features include an index, which allows users to skip to individual images, as well as a smoother, cleaner slide show option accompanied by a brand new soundtrack from John Stanford.

Feel the Universe at your fingertips by downloading the ESO Top 100 Images v2 app from the iTunes store.

Together with the European Space Agency (ESA), ePOD has also launched the ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images v2 app which features the best NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images. The free app can also be downloaded from the iTunes store.

Notes

The ESO Top 100 Images and the ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images apps are open source apps designed and developed by ESO in collaboration with Víctor R. Ruiz (linotipo.es). The project coordinator is Mathias Andre (ESO).

Links

Contacts

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone: +49 89 320 069 65
Mobile: +49 176 943 942 20
E-mail: osandu@eso.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESO

Mathias Andre
Web & Advanced Projects Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone : +49 (0)89 3200 6760
Office 246

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ESO Top 100 Images v2.0 app
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Screenshot from ESO Top 100 Images v2.0 app