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#1 don clement

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:41 PM

I downloaded a free app for my Android dark side phone. https://play.google....ewfree&hl=en_US   Thinking of using this app on my phone to replace the telrad and  augment the correct view right angle 80mm finder scope. I wonder if there is an app that shows Messier and NGC objects?

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:47 PM

I downloaded a free app for my Android dark side phone. https://play.google....ewfree&hl=en_US   Thinking of using this app on my phone to replace the telrad and  augment the correct view right angle 80mm finder scope. I wonder if there is an app that shows Messier and NGC objects?

 

Don

There is SkEye.

 

In general, the compasses on phones are not accurate enough to replace a Telrad.  

 

If you are interested in digital/electronic charts, I highly recommend Sky Safari, either the Plus or the Pro version depending.  

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:25 PM

+1 for SkySafari Plus



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:30 AM

I used skEye and my Samsung Note 5 to find M3 as a test.  It did it.  Have not tested more extensively.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:56 AM

Sky Safari.....there are no substitutes.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

Is there a Sky Safari for dark side Android phones?

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:25 AM

Yes:

 

https://skysafariast...or-android.html

 

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:33 PM

Celestron SkyPortal can be used in theory to provide a free push-to digital finder (like the SkyScout).  Omegon has a smartphone adapter that will go into your finder shoe to try this.  But the metal in large tubes will throw off the digital compass, so this would be better for small OTAs with short focal lengths.


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