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SkySafari?

Discussion in 'Astronomy Software, Apps, and Websites' started by Mak the Night, Feb 26, 2018.

SkySafari?

Started by Mak the Night on Feb 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM

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  1. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Does Android Dream of Excessive Sheets?

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    There are varying prices for SkySafari and its variants. Celestron SkyPortal is freeware. SkySafari is distributed by Simulation Curriculum Corp, who also release Starry Night 7.

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    I've run Celestron SkyPortal for a couple of years on an Android tablet (Asus Nexus 7) and I find it quite invaluable. I've recently discovered it runs well on my Asus ChromeBook. It apparently utilises the SkySafari rendering engine.

    Has anyone ran Celestron SkyPortal and SkySafari on Android/Chrome OS and if so is there much difference between them?
     
  2. Nebula

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    Never tried anything else then open source Stellarium and Carte Du Ciel.. can't help.
     
  3. Mak the Night

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    There's a version of Stellarium in the Android repo.

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    https://noctua-software.com/stellarium-mobile

    It's just over a couple of quid and coded by Noctua Software (forked no doubt). I've heard it's bollocks on Android though.
     
  4. Mak the Night

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    Decided to splash out on SkySafari Pro.

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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    So far I'm impressed.

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    And it does beaches.

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    It does look very nice! But I don't play with those small electronic-gadgets it rides in. Otherwise I'd consider it.

    You do know you've got the dates messed-up, yes?
     
  8. Mak the Night

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    I've put SkySafari on my ChromeBook.

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    It's not so small (28 centimetre screen).
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    The dates seem OK. However, I can set the time on SkyPortal to anything. Which is useful.
     
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    The prunes are a bit off, too...

    You got to have adjustable dates on these. I think they all do, don't they? I have SkytechX, CdC, Stellarium, and TheSkyX Serious edition, and a few more! :p
     
  10. Mak the Night

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    There's other stuff for Android, although I only use the Google Play repo. I think my ChromeBook is nearer 30 cm. Bigger than some MacBooks. I'm kinda stuck with Android with the CBook though. Some Android phones have pretty decent sized screens.
     
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    This is my Windows XP book, (; it had 4 or 5 formatting of the hard drive, must be 8 years and running like a new one after I cleaned the heat sink and fan inside. Nowadays, all it can do is playing Mp3, it can't run Stellarium or anything else, perhaps carte du Ciel could work.

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    It woke up after the surgery, unbelievable, very strong machine .
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  12. Mak the Night

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    Yeah, they built those Dell's to last.
     
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    Yeah it's impressive but if I run it a full capacity it will die in a short period of time I assume... 10 years old capacitors.
     
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    I don't like the new laptops with rectangular screens.. it's too small. I have a HP at the job and they have HD screens but the size of the screen is too small. The screen of my old dell is better then my now HP.

    I need to reduce the resolution to be able to see something then the image is all blurry.. it,s garbadge to force people to buy the biggest laptop with the biggest screen. (if we want to have a decent level of comfort)
     
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    I have a Levono G500 preinstalled with Ubuntu & the CBook.
     
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    Dell Inspiron running WinDoze8.1 - with a Clasic-Shell. Without the Classic - I'd have put the thing on the railroad-tracks, filmed it being smashed by the 5:04pm freight, and put the film on YouTube.

    Some years ago, McDonalds had trouble finding people who could read to work for them at their paltry wages. Rather than teaching them to read - they changed their cash-registers to show pictures of products to poke with a pen to record the sales. "Ook! Ooook!! Mongo read good! Oook!"

    With WinDoze8, MSN caught-up with McDeath's!

    I fear that stupid "Humanity Star" satellite is the harbinger of us being treated to see a giant, golden-Mylar® 'Golden Arches' go drifting across our night-time sky...

    <grumble> <growl>
     

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