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Stargazing app?

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GMD got it. Star Walk. Not that expensive but I really like it. Once the compass GPS is calibrated, just point the phone/iPad at the sky and pan across. Shows the exact position of everything. Cool reference data as well.

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16 hours ago, sledracr said:

Stellarium is pretty cool, too.

+1 

On the smartphone it works really well for identifying stars/etc.  It maintains an updated  ephermis of satellites, including the recent SpaceX internet sats.  The phone app costs $3.49 and the desktop program is free.

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Mainsheet Sister will drop in soon.  I think she is our resident stargazer expert?

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47 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

Mainsheet Sister will drop in soon.  I think she is our resident stargazer expert?

I think she's more of an astronomer then a stargazer.

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2 hours ago, bmiller said:

I think she's more of an astronomer then a stargazer.

 

Is there a difference??

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9 hours ago, bmiller said:
10 hours ago, billy backstay said:

Mainsheet Sister will drop in soon.  I think she is our resident stargazer expert?

I think she's more of an astronomer then a stargazer.

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BTW , you really only need to know Orion and Scorpio ;)

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6 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

I enjoin teacheng peopel howe to finde Pollaris.                                 

. . . and here I thought that was Uranus.

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6 hours ago, Mid said:

BTW , you really only need to know Orion and Scorpio ;)

 

And the Southern Cross, if you are Antipodean!!

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