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Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye
      #5588636 - 12/25/12 03:50 PM

Hi

I want to buy a tablet and run skyeye or sky safari so I can hold it up to the sky in real time and see alignment stars
Can you just add your location or do you need gps I assume the gravity sensors would work with just a zip code or location in the setup menu Just want to make sure



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Greg

Edited by Gregk (12/25/12 03:51 PM)


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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Gregk]
      #5588654 - 12/25/12 04:14 PM

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Hi

I want to buy a tablet and run skyeye or sky safari so I can hold it up to the sky in real time and see alignment stars
Can you just add your location or do you need gps I assume the gravity sensors would work with just a zip code or location in the setup menu Just want to make sure



Thanks

Greg




I use SkySafari Pro on my iPad and Android phone... You can definitely input your location, but most tablets (iOS or Android), if not all, have GPS built-in.


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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Gregk]
      #5588791 - 12/25/12 06:52 PM

Quote:

Hi

I want to buy a tablet and run skyeye or sky safari so I can hold it up to the sky in real time and see alignment stars
Can you just add your location or do you need gps I assume the gravity sensors would work with just a zip code or location in the setup menu Just want to make sure



Thanks

Greg




Greg:

I am not sure about Skeye but you can certainly add locations manually with Sky Safari. If you are looking for an inexpensive tablet, to run Sky Safari, make sure that it has access to the Google Playstore, some do, some don't. If you get one that doesn't then you won't be able to download Sky Safari.

Jon


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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5588831 - 12/25/12 07:45 PM

Thanks for the replies Looks like Ipad mini or Galaxy 2 10inch
both have sensors I believe


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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Gregk]
      #5589293 - 12/26/12 08:16 AM

Yes you can add you location into either app manually, so you really don't NEED GPS built in. Though if you're wanting to use it as a virtual star finder the device you get WILL need to have either a Gyroscopic sensor OR a combo of Magnetometer and Accelerometer. Either of the the 2 devices you mentioned have that covered.

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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5590535 - 12/26/12 11:41 PM

Research the iPad Mini carefully before you buy. Mine has a compass but it does not have GPS. I believe (not certain!) that's presently true of all Minis. Incidentally, FWIW, I love mine.

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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Spaced]
      #5590780 - 12/27/12 07:17 AM

I have both but Skysafari is way better than Skeye.
Even the 'Lite' version ($3) already is better.


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Re: Android App and Tablet sky safari and skyeye new [Re: Spaced]
      #5595374 - 12/30/12 12:10 AM

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Research the iPad Mini carefully before you buy. Mine has a compass but it does not have GPS. I believe (not certain!) that's presently true of all Minis. Incidentally, FWIW, I love mine.




Sensors Ipad Mini

Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor

Looks like LTE version has GPS

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