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  1. #1
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    Default Best Star Spotting App

    I am about to spend a few nights sailing in the Caribbean. Can anyone recommend an app for night sky identification whilst night sailing ??
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    I am about to spend a few nights sailing in the Caribbean. Can anyone recommend an app for night sky identification whilst night sailing ??

    Google Sky Map is pretty good. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid&hl=en_GB

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    Quote Originally Posted by elton View Post
    +1

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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    Stellarium is great on a PC to make a start >

    https://stellarium.org/

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    I've used SkEye in the past that seemed to work well.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    I have been using Star View Lite recently, including across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean at the tail end of last year. Works well even without cell coverage.

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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    We've used Starwalk with great success with and without data coverage in the UK, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Med and down to the Canaries. Very happy with it.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    Download the Night Sky app. Not free but a superior product. I spend a couple months every year sailing the Caribbean and find it a pleasant diversion.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Best Star Spotting App

    For details of satellites and planets etc, also look at

    https://www.heavens-above.com/

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