CamSextant

3.1
70 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

CamSextant allows measuring celestial objects altitudes with your phone,
similar to a marine sextant. The app uses the phone sensors, camera and GPS [optional].

Point the phone to a celestial object and capture the name, altitude and time
for celestial navigation calculations.

You can calibrate the sextant index, by reading the sea horizon altitude.

On screen celestial objects (Sun, Moon, 4 planets and 150 stars).
CamSextant has perpetual Nautical Almanac.

If set, CamSextant speaks the celestial objects names and altitudes.

Best way to identify navigation stars and planets.

The program also calculates the Deltas for the each altitude reading,
and the Astronomical Position (for two or more sights).

If you have a marine sextant at hand, you can correct the phone readings with it and get some real celnav work done.

Nice for celestial navigation training, even without a marine sextant.

For more information check:

CamSextant Tutorial
Updated on
May 25, 2022

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3.1
70 reviews
Matthew Gianelloni
August 29, 2020
I am giving 5 stars based on the work already done. There is a fantastic potential for this app in the training of Celestial Navigation. This is because with ONLY the ability to accurately measure altitude without a visible horizon, sights can be taken in a persons backyard for "reduction" anywhere in the world, not just on a body of water. In addition to measuring and recording altitude, this app will, when using a good phone, give dead reckoning position for later work and identify objects.
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Aleksei Romanenko
May 26, 2022
A great app for your survival toolkit. Also very useful for radio enthusiasts to measure height of objects on the horizon to establish your maximal possible transmission range.
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A Google user
April 19, 2020
I really like this app but the problem is that the star map is off and most of the time it misidentifies the star that you are shooting. I think it would be quite accurate if not for that.
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What's new

- Constellation lines and names