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    Default Identifying stars with Android?

    Which apps can I use to id stars by pointing the smartphone on them?
    Thanks in advance.

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    The best one I have used is Star Chart, but I don't think it is still available. I have the installation file if you are interested. It is 8MB, so email is not an option. Try Google Sky Maps or Droid Sky View. I have them on my phone, but still think Star Chart is better. I installed it on my phone just now (Android 4.3) and it still works. Was available back in Android 2.x

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    Starwalk, without a doubt. I use the iOS version but it is available for android
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Starwalk, without a doubt. I use the iOS version but it is available for android
    Remember we Droids like our free apps. Starwalk is not free. R34,xx. Busy downloading the latest version of Star Chart. It has gone from 8Mb to 45Mb. Will give feedback soon.

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    Finished downloading Star Chart. Seems like they have improved it quite a bit. If you do download it Bulletjie, please give comparative feedback as you have used others before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Farquart View Post
    Remember we Droids like our free apps. Starwalk is not free. R34,xx.
    You get what you pay for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    You get what you pay for...
    Truer words have not been spoken.8) If it was my livelihood or hobby, then yes, I would pay. For me it is only entertainment, and as that, Star Chart is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Farquart View Post
    Truer words have not been spoken.8) If it was my livelihood or hobby, then yes, I would pay. For me it is only entertainment, and as that, Star Chart is fine.

    Drink a couple less beers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Drink a couple less beers
    Now you're just plain unreasonable.

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    I prefer Stellarium for Android. I find the maps to be more complete.
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    Default Re: Identifying stars with Android?

    SkyView is a nice app, Android and iOS compatible.

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    One of the easiest apps to use of those that I have tried is Distant Suns. The ease with which you can change date and time to see where the objects in the sky move to makes it worth the cost!

    FWIW, I got both Distant Suns and Stellarium for free from Amazon when they were still giving away free daily apps.

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