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Sun Oct 16, 2016, 06:16 PM

A neat app, "SkyView" for showing the night skies on phone or tablet, Android or Apple...

Description

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find popular constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate planets in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

***An AppsZoom Best Android App 2014***

Features:

• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks. 
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.


I put this on my tablet yesterday and went outside to check it, and with the clouds, the only thing visible was the Moon, but the app DID show me what I'd have seen! I'll try again tonight..

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Reply A neat app, "SkyView" for showing the night skies on phone or tablet, Android or Apple... (Original post)
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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 06:28 PM

1. Looks like a cool idea

 

unfortunately the only Android device I have currently is a video box, and I won't be taking that outside (doesn't run on batteries)

Maybe I'll finally break down and buy a tablet when somebody has some ridiculous prices on them in another month or so.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 05:58 PM

3. New apps don't usually make me lift an eyebrow.

This one, when one of my kids showed it to me earlier this year had me really impressed. A great use of technology.

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