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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Google Sky Map for Android
(Google mapping of the solar system.)

I haven't seen anyone mention this app for android in here so I figured I'd bring it up because it is so great. I downloaded it a few days ago and I think it is an incredible tool. Point my phone anywhere in the sky towards constellations, and find out the constellations name and info, see the direction of planets etc. This app would be nice to use on a clear night at a higher altitude with a better view of the stars. This app isn't new by any means, but it sure is handy (new to me!). The mapping technology google provides is awesome, I heard lots of Apple Iphone users whining for it but wasn't available, they have to use other software.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6znyx0gjb4

If you have an Android Download it, it's free and check it out if you haven't you'll like it.





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It's accuracy is questionable...
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To tell you the truth from my tests, it works absolutely awesome. As long as you can get GPS coordinates which I usually can. It uses a variety of ways to gain accuracy. Is there something that you have seen that makes it questionable? Please shed some light on this.

I've read astronomers even enjoy this app.



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