Awesome App! This deserves far more publicity and downloads than its getting. I'm staggered by being able to watch satellite flyovers live. It even displays Iridium flashes. The compass is a little glitchy but not a big issue. My only suggestion for improvement would be a listing of upcoming events, such as all Iridium flashes from your location? Apart from that, this is one amazing piece of software!
Praise for Satellite Safari, and suggestions for improvment Satellite Safari is a great app; glad I bought it. Using the intuitive menus, I configured the app to do what I wanted with minimal fuss. I observe geosynchronous satellites using large telescopes, and it's handy to have an app that'll download CelesTrak ephemerides then calculate azimuth and elevation for geosats based on the tablet's GPS time and location. Two problems, though: (1) The Object Info screen shows azimuth and elevation rounded to whole degrees, but the telescopic field of view to appreciate geosynchronous satellites is smaller than a whole degree, so a person must hunt around for the object. Please enhance the app to display azimuth and elevation in degrees and minutes. (2) The app's magnitude predictions for geosynchronous satellites is more dim than the observed magnitude. The app shows no geosats brighter than mag 17, and most between 17.1 and 18, whereas by observation they range from mag 9 to 14. Here there is room for improvement. Besides those two issues, thanks for a great app!
Awesome The fact you can just tap on a dot and find out a lot of information like height above or below the horizon and it also shows you a picture and a description of the satellite including launch date and launch site.
ORSM APP! Brilliant application. Ideal for satellite spotting and of course getting the times of ISS passes.10/10
Works awesome... Picked up a sat with my 2M handheld first time out!
Yet the most comprehensive tool of its kind I've ever seen for android
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