“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:I'll second that. I'm using it on a couple of different mounts with an iPod touch. It works really well, even with the small screen of the iPod touch. I can imagine how much better still it would be with the larger screen of the iPad.It was a very nice review too, by the way, and I would agree that this is, indeed, a revolutionary product.Regards,Jim
Quote:Too bad you didnt wait and do the review with version 3! Its great! But I have huge frustrations with the Skywire.
Quote:I have been using SkySafari for my outreach program and it is a great educational tool, especially when we can 'show' the stars with the compass on.However, i would like to know if anyone had tried controlling a skywatcher mount, eg HEQ5 or EQ6?The feature that i really need is the Sync function. Does it really work? I've a friend telling me it does not work as it claim. Unfortunately I don't have any hands-on example nearby to test it out.
Robert J. Teeter Jr. Owner, Teeter's Telescopes, LLC. http://www.TeetersTelescopes.com 20" F/3.5 TT/Sub4, 16" F/4.5 TT/Stark (under construction), 11" TT/STS, 8" TT/STS
Quote:How well do you have to be polar aligned for this to work? Is there a way to synchronize an object?Can you touch a star on the screen and have the scope turn to it (one that you may know is a Carbon star or a double)?best,JimP
Quote:Quote:Too bad you didnt wait and do the review with version 3! Its great! But I have huge frustrations with the Skywire. What is it?
Quote:Can you change the sleep setting so it doesn't go to sleep?
Quote:This may be slightly off-topic, but I can't wait for Southern Stars to come out with a USB version of either their SkyWire or SkyFi systems. I use a Truss Dob with SkyCommander and ServoCat, but unfortunately neither the SkyWire or SkyFi will talk to the ServoCat because the Generation3 ServoCat that I have uses a USB PC connection. Previous versions of the ServoCat, which utilized a Serial Port instead of USB, will talk to an iPad just fine using the SkyWire or SkyFi. I spoke with the Southern Stars guys at NEAF about all of this and they assure me something is in the works, but they don't have an estimate on a release date yet.Being able to sit at my Dob and pan the sky on my iPad and then tap any galaxy, cluster or nebula, and then watch the scope to slew to it is an awesome idea. All you non-ServoCat drive guys make sure you enjoy this toy, but just know there are others of us out there waiting for Southern Stars to make the switch to USB (or at least offer USB as an option). Take care,
A 60mm department store refractor started it all....
Quote:But, I don't have an iPhone, or iPod touch... or iPad...I'm a BlackBerry guy, and have the new BlackBerry Playbook... so I'm out of luck...hmmm maybe a "dedicated" iPOD touch is in order...
Eric Remy, Québec City, Canada
HEQ5 Pro, Orion 80ED,Meade EMC 8 inch SCT & Canon 200mm F2.8 Canon
T3I Baader Modded , Starshoot Autoguider with Orion ST80
Quote:Does anyone know the difference between Skysafari, and Starseeker? They look the same.
Some nice telescopes, and a couple of mounts. Vixen 90mm f9 Fluorite, 10" f/6 Discovery w/ Ostahowski Primary, Destiny curved spider, Protostar secondary, Celestron 9.25, Celestron 6" SE. --Vixen GP w/ Synscan Go-To, KB Systems Gibraltar legs. --Atlas EQ-G.
CPC 800 C90 20x80 Binos Stellarvue Bino viewer MacBook Pro, iPod Touch; SkySafari Plus, Astroplanner, Starry Night Pro 6, Pentax DSLR K10D