software question


Dale Carey
 

What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars.  Want the red light thing for night also?
Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys)  and need toys........
 


Jim Tallman
 

Google Sky is free.  You can also get SkySafari for Android now

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Dale Carey
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 8:48 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro]software question

 

 

What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars.  Want the red light thing for night also?

Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys)  and need toys........

 


bob414
 

I agree with Jim, Google Sky is free and is improving.  SkySafari is my favorite, comes in 3 pay flavors, is NOT upgradable from one version to the next (is it’s only drawback “my opinion”).  There is almost nothing you can see that you can’t find in SkySafari Pro.  Read the reviews, see what version meets your needs.  SkySafari (plus and Pro) will even control most goto scopes and assists using the pushto orion Intelliscope. 

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Jim Tallman
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:41 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro]software question

 

 

Google Sky is free.  You can also get SkySafari for Android now

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Dale Carey
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 8:48 PM
To: backbayastro@...
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What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars.  Want the red light thing for night also?

Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys)  and need toys........

 


Jeff Goldstein
 

I have Google Sky and another freebie that you can mount the phone on your scope and do a “Push To”.

I’ll share it tomorrow at Boardwalk!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

www.jeffgold.net

NAR #81619 L3

TRA#04764 L3

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Dale Carey
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 8:48 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro]software question

 

 

What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars.  Want the red light thing for night also?

Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys)  and need toys........

 


charles jagow
 

I have and use the following:

Orion StarSeek (with Orion's cable I can control my telescopes).
StarWalk
Solarwalk
SkySafari
StarMap
Skyview

Almost all were very cheap, the cable for the StarSeek was $60 and DOES NOT control an iOptron mount or Meade ETX-LS. I have used it successfuly with my GOTO Orion DOB, Losmandy G11 and Meade LX-200GPS.

I'll probably have it up and running tonight at BOARDWALK ASTRONOMY!!!!!!!!!!!

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott?n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W

-----Original Message-----
From: bob414 [mailto:bob414@cox.net]
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 11:29 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [backbayastro]software question

I agree with Jim, Google Sky is free and is improving. SkySafari is my
favorite, comes in 3 pay flavors, is NOT upgradable from one version to the
next (is it's only drawback "my opinion"). There is almost nothing you can
see that you can't find in SkySafari Pro. Read the reviews, see what
version meets your needs. SkySafari (plus and Pro) will even control most
goto scopes and assists using the pushto orion Intelliscope.



Bob



From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim Tallman
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:41 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [backbayastro]software question





Google Sky is free. You can also get SkySafari for Android now



From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Dale Carey
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 8:48 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [backbayastro]software question





What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's
the stars. Want the red light thing for night also?

Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys) and need
toys........

Dale Carey
web site - http://mysite.verizon.net/vbstargazer/






RapidEye
 

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Dale Carey <vbstargazer@...> wrote:
 

What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars.  Want the red light thing for night also?
Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys)  and need toys........

On Android, I'd have the following:
Space Junk, Star Chart, SkEye, AstroTools, as well as Google Sky.
All are free - try them out and see which you like best.
I'd say SkEye is my favorite right now.
 


charles jagow
 

Dale,

SkyView was the app that my grandson had that allowed you to overlay the star info onto the input from the camera, essentially allowing you to point the ting at the sky and the display showed the night sky in realtime via the camera and the app OVERLAYED where it thought stars ought to be. In theory you should be able touse that one alot. I have downloaded it on my phone, but not used it yet. Cameron was using it at GB when were screwing around over under your canopy with you he was overlaying the "bear" constillation on top of me for a while. remmeber?

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott?n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles JAGOW [mailto:chuck@jagowds.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 09:06 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [backbayastro]software question

I have and use the following:

Orion StarSeek (with Orion's cable I can control my telescopes).
StarWalk
Solarwalk
SkySafari
StarMap
Skyview

Almost all were very cheap, the cable for the StarSeek was $60 and DOES NOT control an iOptron mount or Meade ETX-LS. I have used it successfuly with my GOTO Orion DOB, Losmandy G11 and Meade LX-200GPS.

I'll probably have it up and running tonight at BOARDWALK ASTRONOMY!!!!!!!!!!!

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott?n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W


-----Original Message-----
From: bob414 [mailto:bob414@cox.net]
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2012 11:29 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [backbayastro]software question

I agree with Jim, Google Sky is free and is improving. SkySafari is my
favorite, comes in 3 pay flavors, is NOT upgradable from one version to the
next (is it's only drawback "my opinion"). There is almost nothing you can
see that you can't find in SkySafari Pro. Read the reviews, see what
version meets your needs. SkySafari (plus and Pro) will even control most
goto scopes and assists using the pushto orion Intelliscope.



Bob



From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jim Tallman
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:41 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [backbayastro]software question





Google Sky is free. You can also get SkySafari for Android now



From: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Dale Carey
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 8:48 PM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [backbayastro]software question





What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's
the stars. Want the red light thing for night also?

Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys) and need
toys........

Dale Carey
web site - http://mysite.verizon.net/vbstargazer/







gerlach.mark
 

I use Google Sky, too.

Best thing I can say: IT WAS FREE!!!

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--- In backbayastro@yahoogroups.com, "Dale Carey" <vbstargazer@...> wrote:

What is the best app to get for that night sky thing you hold up and I'd's the stars. Want the red light thing for night also?
Just moved up to the 4g thing with smart phone ( android sys) and need toys........
Dale Carey
web site - http://mysite.verizon.net/vbstargazer/