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#1 Ziggy943

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

I have a Droid smart phone. I have a great app for Jupiter's moons called of all things, "Moons of Jupiter." I can't find one for the moons of Saturn. Is someone aware of a good Moons of Saturn app for the Droid?

Sorry if this has been posted before.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:18 PM

Well I have Saturns Moons by the same folks who did Jupiters moons on my iPhone.

Sky and Telescope has there name stamped on it so theres a start anyway.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

The S&T apps, "Jupiter's Moons" and "Saturn's Moons" are only available for iOS.

I don't know of anything equivalent for Android that does Saturn's Moons.

#4 Gil V

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

Sky Safari identifies all of the moons in the Solar System - at least any of them you're likely to see

On top of that, it's an outstanding app. Well worth the price (I bought the $10 version).

Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:38 AM

Thanks all.

Thanks Gil, I'll give that a try.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

Does Sky Safari show you a view of Saturn and its moons as seen through a telescope? It looks like (from the overview on Google Play) it is more of a space exploration simulation.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

Yes it does show u its moons positions. The space exploration thing is a sim that's actually quite minor to the apps real value.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

I will back up Pete's assertion. I have used it on my cell phone to check if my eyes are fooling me or not with respect to Saturn's moons and it is correct, displaying as I saw them through the telescope. I can't wait to test in some months on Jupiter's moons!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

Ed - just once Id like to make a visual on Jupiters fifth brightest moon Amalthea at mag 14 or so. I don't kno if its possible really. Its not like Mimas with Saturn where its tucked in there tight but alas its got the radiance of Jupiter polluting the vicinity.

It WOULD be a feather in my Astro hat Id like to aquire though. With the mapping of faint stars so readily available even on our phones it'd be easier now than any other time to actually seek it out among the faint starry back ground. Imagine Triton lost in a star field apparently. But its possible Ed - its possible.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:40 PM

I have an iTouch and I use StarSeek Pro from Orion. I was originally going to use it to wifi my Nexstar, but never got around to it.

Anyways, it shows all the planets and when you zoom in on them, it shows the locations of all the moons from Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. You can tap the moon and find out its magnitude, RA/DEC and Alt/Az locations.

I downloaded this about 2 years ago and it is a wonder to use. It has the aforementioned wifi controls to wirelessly control your telescope, red mode and goes down to 17+ magnitude.






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