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Paulimer
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: mattz]
      #6142276 - 10/17/13 04:42 AM

I am running SS3 on 5s. Runs crazily fluid and fast. I cannot describe how "WOW" I was when I first ran it.

Quick! Get the 5s!

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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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paulabel
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Paulimer]
      #6144833 - 10/18/13 12:52 PM

There have been reports of sensor (e.g., gyroscope, compass, level and accelerometer) miscalibrations on the 5s. Have you noticed these issues with Sky Safari?

Paul


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: paulabel]
      #6146029 - 10/19/13 03:22 AM

Great input Paulimer. That is what I needed to know. My GF has one on order and I was going to see how well it worked on hers, but I may go ahead and order one now.

Thanks!


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Paulimer
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: paulabel]
      #6146049 - 10/19/13 04:33 AM

There is no issue with any of those whatsoever with my phone, or when using Skysafari with it.

BTW I have been using Skysafari pro on my IP4s and iPad3, the difference is huge.

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There have been reports of sensor (e.g., gyroscope, compass, level and accelerometer) miscalibrations on the 5s. Have you noticed these issues with Sky Safari?

Paul




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paulabel
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Re: Sky Safari 4 [Re: Paulimer]
      #6148714 - 10/20/13 04:54 PM

Thanks Paulimer. Just received my iPhone 5s and will load SS on to it.

Paul


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paulabel
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: paulabel]
      #6157479 - 10/25/13 01:29 PM

SS works fine on the iphone 5s. Apparently IOS 7.03 fixed the sensor issue.

Paul


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: paulabel]
      #6158485 - 10/26/13 12:23 AM

Shame no Windows version in the works. The new 8.1 tablets are looking pretty good and Sky Safari is the only app I would truly miss on the iPad.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: shrevestan]
      #6165230 - 10/29/13 07:45 PM

My GF just got her phone. I agree with Paul, SS works very well on the 5S. SS now works like I hoped it would. Now I need to go get a new phone...

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: mattz]
      #6190247 - 11/12/13 09:52 AM

Bill, just wondering if SS4 will take advantage of the 64 bit processors in the newer devices?

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: demiles]
      #6190436 - 11/12/13 11:20 AM

We have done tests and don't see any benefit to us. It makes the code larger but does not give us any noticeable performance improvements.

We will continue to test this up to the time of release and make a decision then. It is a simple change to the compile options so it is easy to do at the last minute.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6191570 - 11/12/13 08:48 PM

Thanks!

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: demiles]
      #6222827 - 11/29/13 05:06 AM

Is SkyQ compatability going to be possible in V4 for IOS? I'm considering SkyQ but I'd rather use it with Skysafari than Celestron's software.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Mogster]
      #6223019 - 11/29/13 09:19 AM

We are working on SkyQ compatibility in SkySafari. It likely won't make it into version 4.0, but should hopefully be in 4.1 coming a month or so later.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6223242 - 11/29/13 11:44 AM

I have Purchased Skysafari 3 Pro and awaiting delivery of the Skyfi. I am very hopeful that my LX80 mount with AudioStar HBX will allow proper communications. The LX80 is not listed in your specifications but shall I assume that it will work in the same way as the AutoStar 497 HBX.
Thanks,
Jim


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: highertheflyer]
      #6223305 - 11/29/13 12:22 PM

In SkySafari 3.8.5, the LX80 is one of the options in the Scope Setup settings. Have no fear.

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Mogster
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6223396 - 11/29/13 01:21 PM

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We are working on SkyQ compatibility in SkySafari. It likely won't make it into version 4.0, but should hopefully be in 4.1 coming a month or so later.




That's very good news, thanks for the reply.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Mogster]
      #6223811 - 11/29/13 05:23 PM

Great to hear about SkyQ. That's awesome news!

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Zamboni]
      #6224832 - 11/30/13 09:41 AM

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Great to hear about SkyQ. That's awesome news!




+1


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Mogster
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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Tora]
      #6227064 - 12/01/13 01:22 PM

I wonder how it'll work.

Celestron's SkyQ app seems to override the hand control while Skywire lets you use both.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Mogster]
      #6232049 - 12/03/13 07:42 PM

Interfacing directly to SkyQ adapter means they'll have to program in their own alignment routine as it is simply a TTL level interface to the motor controllers allowing the SkyQ app to replace the hand controller. Pretty ambitious... Very cool though.

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