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 Post subject: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Hi all

I am totally new at star gazing, but I am becoming increasingly interested in the topic.

Can somebody perhaps tell me which of all the Apps out there would be the best to download and would be the best to help me along?

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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:57 am 
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Hi Bundi, what phone/operating system do you have?
I have Android, I use:
Google Sky Map
SkEye
I've also Star Odyssey in the past, very informative.

I will add that I had started to use star maps before the apps came out, and found it very rewarding to be able to locate and identify things from a star map, instead of relying on an app all the time. (I can recommend the book 'Stargazing from Game Reserves').

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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:29 am 
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Hi JotB

Thank you very much for the information. I have an iPhone 5.

I will look into all the Apps as well as the book and we are looking forward to this new 'hobby'.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:43 am 
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Its a great hobby. Gives you something extra to do during those late-night visits to the ablution block :)

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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Hi Bundi,

I use Skyview on my iPhone, very cool, it picks up your location itself and gives plenty info, best app on my phone for the outdoors

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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Thank you for the help guys.

I will download the apps for my next visit.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Gazing App
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:20 am 
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Try Star Walk.


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