I think you're worth a double serving of happiness!Tal-200K (#199) with JMI NGF-Mini2M focuser on GEM3 • Astro-Tech AT80ED • Orion Sirius EQ-G with wireless EQDIRECT • Astro-Tech Voyager • Celestron Regal LX 10x42 • Helios 15x70 ATM projects: 14" f/5 truss Dobson: first light Jul 1, 2011 - currently in 'tweak & widget' mode
Quote:Sky Safari ROCKS! Tim is also wonderful when it comes to service!
Darren in Bakersfield
Quote:I recently bought a 4g Ipad and the first app I purchased was SkySafari Plus. I have an 8SE and although I don't yet have the cables to hook it to the Ipad I found SkySafari to be very useful. Last night as I guided the scope around to different objects, my wife slewed the Ipad to the same objects and read the excellent descriptions as we observed. I especially like the ability to create your own observing lists.Ron
Quote:Quote:Sky Safari ROCKS! Tim is also wonderful when it comes to service! I agree my friend.
Quote:Quote:I recently bought a 4g Ipad and the first app I purchased was SkySafari Plus. I have an 8SE and although I don't yet have the cables to hook it to the Ipad I found SkySafari to be very useful. Last night as I guided the scope around to different objects, my wife slewed the Ipad to the same objects and read the excellent descriptions as we observed. I especially like the ability to create your own observing lists.Ron If your wife isn't available to read the object descriptions while you look through the eyepiece, you just need to go into the iphone settings, general, accessibility and turn on the 'Speak Selection' option. Then from now on in Sky Safari, you just press and hold on the text to select the text you want read (blue box appears around text which can be dragged to encompass the text you want read) tap the 'Speak' half of the 'copy/speak' button that appears and sit back and relax to the dulcet tones of your iPad reading out the text.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm
Celestron NexStar 8SE f/10 SCT with StarSense Orion 120mm ST f/5 Refractor Explore Scientific 80ED, Triplet, f/6 Refractor Coronado PST Ha Solar Scope Meade ETX Astro, 90mm Mak, the original Celestron CG-4 mount, for sale Celestron CG-5 Go-To mount Desert Sky Astro DSV-2 Alt Az, Oberwerk Tripod iOptron SkyTracker Orion 14 x 70 binoculars, DIY binomount Member, Northern Colorado Astronomical Society http://ncastro.org/
Quote:I've been intrigued by these i-whatever programs as I get back into astronomy. If I understand correctly, if I have SkySafari on my iPod Touch, running Sky Safari (which I have) I could connect that with the SkiFi to, say, a Celestron NexStar SLT computerized mount (which I don't have but am considering for my new Orion 120mm f/5) and use the iPhone/ SS combo to do my touring of the night sky? And have at my touch, all of the wonderful facts and information about the object I and my guests are looking at?!?! The NexStar paddle is great, but a two line LCD display leaves a lot to be desired, especially compared to an iPod Touch, or better yet, an iPad.Is that how it all works?!
The Stellar Cellar Observatory
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
Quote:I'm playing with SkySafari on a new IPad and, well...awesome, downright awesome. Soon Siri will be on an iPad...perhaps a year? As an old man with arthritic fingers, dear iPhone Siri is rapidly becoming my best friend. Hummm... I'll just lie in my sleeping bag and talk to her and she'll move my 20"Teeter (I wish!) around, select targets, provide technical commentary, read Burnham and French and Serviss to me... Thanks for the review. It's an amazing time to be an astronomer.Dark skies.Jack Turner
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars