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Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS?
      #5479409 - 10/19/12 08:06 PM

Hi, I have been using the Android app "ISS Detector" for determing times and positions of ISS passes and have been wondering if there might be better software available? Any suggestions?

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: ssandusky]
      #5480812 - 10/20/12 06:39 PM

I couldn't say whether it's "better," since I'm not familiar with the app that you've been using, but here's what I've been using to track the ISS and other visible satellites: SatTrack Android app.

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5480822 - 10/20/12 06:46 PM

Cool, it even covers Iridium flares, thank you!

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: ssandusky]
      #5480844 - 10/20/12 07:05 PM

You're very welcome! Glad I could be of help.

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5481682 - 10/21/12 10:16 AM

I've tried some others. ISS Detector is the best I've found.

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: Driven1]
      #5482377 - 10/21/12 05:30 PM

The best for observing anything in orbit isn't an app at all; it's heavens-above:

www.heavens-above.com

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5482477 - 10/21/12 06:23 PM

Great website, thanks for the link!

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Re: Best Android Apps for Observing the ISS? new [Re: ssandusky]
      #5487672 - 10/24/12 09:19 PM

SatTrack actually uses Heavens Above as its data source. I've found it extremely helpful during club star parties for pointing out upcoming passes of the ISS and flares.

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