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btschumy
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: rboe]
      #6101512 - 09/25/13 11:19 PM

I'm really liking iOS 7. And the redesigned SkySafari is looking really great on it.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: rboe]
      #6103579 - 09/27/13 07:13 AM

Good news. Some questions:
What about the version 2 for android?
What is expected in the new version SS 4 for iOS?


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: R.bak]
      #6104351 - 09/27/13 02:19 PM

SkySafari 2.0 for Android ( which we might call 4.0 ). Is coming along as well. It should be ready for release soon after the iOS version.

We are not releasing a list of new features yet. Sorry.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6104711 - 09/27/13 06:25 PM

Hi Bill,

Would you expect SS 3 to run better on iPhone 5S? The faster process will help some, but the new co-processor should really help.

My GF has SS3 as well and needs to upgrade to a 5S, so I suppose I'll find out soon enough. If it works well enough, I may upgrade to a 5S just for your app.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: mattz]
      #6104950 - 09/27/13 09:20 PM

Just a general question about SSPro Is it possible to list comets by magnitude?

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: mattz]
      #6104986 - 09/27/13 09:43 PM

Well, it will certainly run faster. Floating point operations, which SkySafari is heavily dependent on, are much faster on the A7. The graphics processor is also much better which should help.

I'm not sure the motion co-processor will help that much, certainly not with SkySafari 3. In SS4 we have changed how we handle compass and gyro integration. That might be more efficient with the M7 processor. We have not had time to explore this yet.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: ischua]
      #6104990 - 09/27/13 09:44 PM

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Just a general question about SSPro Is it possible to list comets by magnitude?



Coming in SkySafari 4. You wil be able to sort object lists based upon many characteristics.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6105013 - 09/27/13 10:09 PM

Shhhhhhh!!!

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Gil V]
      #6105242 - 09/28/13 02:15 AM

Thank you for the response, Bill. Being able to sort by mag will be a biggie.

Great program, keep up the excellent work.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6105518 - 09/28/13 09:04 AM

Any word on ServoCAT performance?

I have been experiencing a constant offset error on GOTO commands issued from SkySafari. The direction of offset appears to be the same also, but I need to confirm this.

The displacement is rather large, about 1/4 degree even after centering after using the Align function in the latest iOS release.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6105589 - 09/28/13 09:52 AM

Just a question regarding version numbers vs. name.

On the Southern Stars website, and on the iTunes store, the name of the app is prominently labelled "SkySafari 3 Plus". However, the one I have on my iPhone is just "SkySafari +" . The version I have is 3.8.2 so I assumed that I have SkySafari 3.

On the other hand I have seen software where the number in the name is unrelated to the actual version number. For example, I have Photoshop CS3, which has a version number of 10.0.

Since I bought my version of SkySafari quite a while back, I guess I just wanted to be sure I actually have "SkySafari 3" if it doesn't show up that way in the name on my iPhone. Thanks!

-Dan


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6105594 - 09/28/13 09:55 AM

I have an ASUS TF700T 32gb tablet with wifi.
Can I use Sky Safari without an internet connection?
Want to use it in the field. Thanks.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Sgriffith62]
      #6106153 - 09/28/13 03:19 PM

Dan,

You have SkySafari 3. Apps don't generally put the version in the displayed title.

Sgriffith,

SkySafari does not need an internet connection to work. It is entirely self contained. You only need an internet connection to update the solar system data every week or so.

Guys,

I may need to stop answering so many questions on CN. This is not our support site and we do have our own Yahoo Group. I'm slipping down a slippery slope.

Bill


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6108640 - 09/30/13 03:22 AM

Bill:

Just a thought... How about listing surface brightness for extended objects???

Jon


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #6108825 - 09/30/13 08:33 AM

Let the man do his job

Sky Safari is a great program.

Edited by SporQ (09/30/13 08:34 AM)


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: SporQ]
      #6108934 - 09/30/13 09:38 AM

Quote:

Let the man do his job

Sky Safari is a great program.




No doubt about that..

But a great program doesn't happen in a vacuum.. Bill and Tim listen to the users. It was people like myself that encouraged Bill and Tim to port Sky Safari over to the Android OS... They listened...

Surface brightness is very useful..

Jon


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #6109026 - 09/30/13 10:39 AM

Great programs stay great with input from the customers and future customers.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: rboe]
      #6109300 - 09/30/13 01:38 PM

Surface brightness is not generally reported in the databases we take our info from. We could always attempt to calculate it using the object's size and its integrated visual magnitude. I'll add it to our list of things to consider.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6115658 - 10/03/13 04:58 PM

Quote:

Just a thought... How about listing surface brightness for extended objects???




Quote:

I'll add it to our list of things to consider.




It would be much used.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6115687 - 10/03/13 05:13 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Just a thought... How about listing surface brightness for extended objects???




Quote:

I'll add it to our list of things to consider.




It would be much used.




Agreed!


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