Very nice software. It's fairly easy to use, you do need to be patient. But the interface works great. You do have to setup and align your telescope, but after that, if you do it correctly, you will spend hours using it. I started around 9:30pm and next thing I knew it was almost 3:00am. Great program
A dream comes true. ....! Actually I was wondering a software like this to help me in the field. I had a great difficulty in identifying the objects in the field and did lot of mental gymnastics to get a proper orientation. This is the ultimate solution for that and now I have efficient observing time behind the eyepiece. Previously I had to read the every target from a book but now at the same time of observations I am fully aware of the targets. It has a dead accurate pointing accuracy and you will never missed the target.There are many more functions with it to charm you. In short this is the ideal field companion that every observer should accompany with them. I highly recommend. ....!
Very polished and comprehensive! There are certainly many apps that have similar functions to this one, but I have seen no others that contain as much information or are as polished! It is a joy to use and in addition to displaying more objects than you could fit in any paper atlas of reasonable size, it contains beautiful photos and well-curated descriptions of many objects, and can control your telescope, track your observing, etc. This is likely the only astronomy app you'll ever need, and is well worth the price of admission!
So far okay but...... The issue with dropped connection is a issue. It takes a little time to align to only have it dropped some minutes later. If this gets fixed and dropping of signal is few and in between this could be a 5 star program. But right now it is a great issue. The program acts though as a sky map which is nice but the bottom line is it is meant as a tracking program.
Compass keeps switching itself on I've had this app for a while and had no issues, but recently since the update, my compass switches on automatically. It's really annoying cause I can't look at anything randomly without the compass trying to find my position and change my map. Please fix.
It could be a nice app, but it is not. There is this annoying thing: you cannot view sky week events without gps enabled. It shows that stupid message about no gps and resets to some default location which hides the selected sky week event. Also very rare updates for its price.
- Fix problem with Ceres not appearing in Sun & Planets (and Dwarf Planets) list.
- Fix problem with orbital periods of 42 stars in the 6th Orbit Catalog.
- Add checkbox in Appearance settings to disable reddening the keyboard.
- Fix problem with some UI controls not getting reddened in Monochrome mode.
- Add Help for Celestron WiFi scope control
- Add Google +1 button to Help screen.
- Update Pluto images and information based upon the New Horizon's flyby.
- Add Orion HDX telescope type.
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