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#876 Mike_

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 02:32 PM

Yes, I use the Stellarium app as well and enjoy it but it doesn't:

 

Give me a printed list of all the objects:

 

..of the type I want

..that are visible with my scope, my ep's, my moon phase, my LP

..that are best seen in the time period I am out there

..that are much better seen at another day/time (moon issues, near horizon issues, etc)

..etc., etc.

 

..with printed sky charts of exactly how the thing is going to look naked-eye, in my finder, and in my scope, with each an inset into the other, flipped as necessary,  pretty much eliminating the need to do much star-hopping

 

sheesh, I sound like I work for these people.      


Edited by Mike_, 25 March 2015 - 02:33 PM.


#877 azoic

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Posted Yesterday, 07:13 AM

hm maybe I overread it but my favourite in terms of software is sky safari (around 4€/USD/...) in its basic form which is, for a start, certainly evnough. I went on and purchased the pro version because I liked it so much.

 

you can get

 

...list of objects and protocols for observation sessions

...custom field of views for different combinations of scopes/eyepieces/...

...predictions and "whats-hot-today" list with stuff visible to you

 

I loved it and it honestly it helped me a lot to learn the skies until I was able to navigate myself in the most basic terms.

 

btw while it exists on mobile and desktop i prefer the mobile version since it is also usually more advanced than the desktop counter part



#878 cosmodweller

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Posted Today, 01:05 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I'm new to astronomy and just wanted to pop in here to say thank you for all the great information in this thread.  I took the time to read through all the pages and it's really quite impressive what you all have done with that small scope.  I learned a bit about eyepieces here, too, and I'm inspired to try and get this scope sometime in the near future.

 

I particularly enjoy the astrophotos, jlandy!


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