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Old 16-10-2019, 05:59 PM
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What is your favorite phone apps?

When I search for an astronomy app on Apknite, I found Stellarium is useful for identifying planets, constellations. But after all, it's not free. So I'm curious about what everyone's favorite phone apps are related to Astronomy? Are there any must-haves?
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Absolutely Not, chuck the app away and just look up.

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Old 16-10-2019, 07:57 PM
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As with Leon, to find the planets get you head out of the phone and look up - you should learn this as it’s very basic. Exceptions being Neptune (a modest telescope will do) and Pluto (you need a BIG telescope for that).

1. Sky Safari. Not free but worth it, imho.

2. For setting up the mount I use “Clinometer” (and calibrate it) to accurately level the tripod as I’m using an AZEQ6 in altaz mode - and levelling it precisely makes a huge difference to the accuracy of GOTOs.
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