My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Just curious if anyone here has a favorite app on their smart phones for finding things in the night sky when you are out in the field... or literally a dark field in the middle of nowhere? It would be nice having good charts and info on the phone for get pics at different hours.I have a free one called Sky Map but it's nothing special. If anyone has a better one I'm open to suggestions from the gallery!
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“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Star Map 3D is a well done application, but with only 303 deep sky objects, it's a lot more limited than Sky Safari and some others.
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Quote:I like Mobile Observatory for the menu. I don't have a goto or pushto, so that part of any program doesn't matter. What I want is to find out how to set up any app to look like the telrad/finder charts in the O'Reilly book "Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders" They show where to place the telrad, then another 50mm finder view of the object.
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