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I know, right? I saw it last night and pick it out immediately. It's the rusty one that's brighter than Saturn.
If people are having trouble finding it, this android app is awesome!
Install the free Skymap app on your android phone, and there are some excellent similar apps for ios.
They use your phone's GPS and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) gyroscope to know your phone's exact position.
So as you move your phone around the sky, you'll see the stars and planets and you can then figure out which bright object is what.
It is pretty amazing technology.
Like the other commenters are saying, it's most likely Venus. It is the brightest object in the night sky after the moon.
On a side note, if you have an android or iphone device, you can install Google Sky Map. It's a handy little tool that will show you a map of the night sky and let you find where the planets, stars, etc are.
If you download the Sky Map app for android or some equivalent app it's super useful for getting your bearings. You just hold your phone to the sky and it'll tell you what you're pointing at.
Probeer Google Sky Map.. Dan kan je gewoon je telefoonscherm naar boven richten en kijken wat er te zien is, of de telefoon je laten leiden naar iets dat je zoekt.
edit; blijkbaar zit Mars nu aan de andere kant van de Aarde...
Sky Map and Stellarium are both great, free (floss) pieces of software to help you get started.
Sky Map FTW. I'm pretty sure IOS has some sort of counterpart as well. It's not 100% precise, but it will point you in the general direction on where to look, from there you can infer the object from the neighbouring stars.
/r/telescopes is a great resource for finding out which telescope is best for your needs and budget. Definitely consider buying second hand.
Sky Map is a great Android app for looking up at the sky and locating stars, planets and constellations. After some practice, it's a fun exercise to guess the identity of something you can see, then check it with the app.
ISS detector is another great app which alerts you when the space station is visible to the naked eye in your area. Sometimes it can be the brightest object in the sky.
If you can, download the Google Sky Map for Android or SkyView if your phone is overpriced. You can use those phone apps to locate stars, planets, and constellations near you, based on your location.
Depends where you are. Most likely yes, Mars is the only bright orange object in the sky right now.
If you want to check, grab a free app like Sky Map and point your phone at the object. Alternatively, use an online planetarium
One of the best uses for a smartphone is Google Skymap. here it is for Android ... and here is an equivalent for iPhone
App-Empfehlung für Leute, die gerne mal in den Himmel gucken und sich fragen was da so komisch leuchtet: Sky Map.
Try out the app "Google sky map" if you're curious whats in the night sky
If you have an Android phone, check out this app from Google that will let you identify what you are seeing in the night sky at any time. [link]
Daca ai Android pe telefon, instalează-ți "Sky map" (făcut de Google). Îndrepți camera telefonului către cer, iți arata numele la toate planetele și constelațiile.
Venus is in the same direction as the sun so it's in the west in the evening and the east in the morning.
Also, Google Skymap if you're on android (no longer a google project, community run now) [link]
So, this google ad is quite nice. But I would like to point something out. They featured an app, that they haven't updated since... forever.
It's pretty sweet, but doesn't seem to like my phone. Maybe because my phone is broken, maybe because it hasn't been updated since 2011.
That's a great website. Another great tool is the Google Sky Map if you have an Android phone you pretty much just point it in front of you and will show all the celestial objects where you're looking.
In case you're in that situation again, I can recommend these two apps (Android) for identifying stars, planets, etc:
Don't know about iOS, but I'm sure there'll be similar apps there too.
Tip: If you have trouble finding them or want to know what constellations you are looking at, download Google Sky Map and point your phone to the sky. The app uses geolocation and shows you the stars, constellations, and planets.
The point of the W in Cassiopeia always points (mostly) to Polaris, and Cassiopeia rotates around Polaris throughout the night. Behind Cassiopeia (in respect to Polaris) is Andromeda, and on a nice, dark night you can see the Andromeda galaxy which is actually a whole lot bigger than the moon.
For learning the constellations (as well as finding things in the sky) the two things I found to be the biggest help were Stellarium for planning a night of observation and Sky Map for understanding what I was seeing in a particularly part of the sky.
Plenty. Just search for "star map" in the Play Store.
Unless you are looking for some specific features you forgot to mention..
Sky Map - [link]
SkyView - [link]
You could use Stellarium on your computer, or Sky Map on your cellphone. They feature a "time travel" mode, where you set a past/future date and time and you will presented whith the correspondant position of the stars. Be sure to set your own location first. So, you would set the date and time when you took your picture, then point with your cellphone to the most approximate direction as when you took the picture, and you'll know the names of the celestial objects. If using your computer then you would also set your location first, then the past date, and then you would drag the sky to the approximate direction as well.
Sounds like Google Sky Map is exactly what you're looking for. I've been using this app while camping and as a cool party trick for years. Night mode is wonderful on an AMOLED screen.
Shows planets in real time and has a "time travel" option to change the date/time.
At first I used Stellarium on PC but the Sky Map app for android is even more convenient.
check Sky Map app. madali mo lang mahahanap yung mga stars. point mo lang sa sky makikita mo sa screen mo anong mga stars/constellations in that area.
per quanto mi riguarda: io uso spesso l'applicazione SkyMap, che usa appunto la bussola per orientare correttamente il cielo puntando il telefono.
Altro dettaglio: la navigazione a piedi è inservibile. E anche in auto se vai troppo piano ti svalvola l'orientamento del telefono.
E' proprio una cazzata e non ho capito perché non ce l'abbiano messa. Probabilmente per obbligarti a prendere una fascia più alta... ammetto infatti di aver guardato il Moto Z2...
If you have an Android device, then try [link]
If your device has GPS and a magnetometer, it can even be used to point it in the right direction and tell you what is there
There's a decent android app called Google Sky Map that's a big help identifying planets and stars. You hold your phone up to the sky, and it shows you a map of what's up there in the direction you're looking.
You mean like Google Sky Map???
Or you mean your compass is 'broken' and doesn't align Sky Map up with the actual night sky? Because I find it works incredibly well on my N4.
Hell, if you've got a smartphone handy, something like Google sky map or SkEye are especially handy, free too. (I'm sure iOS has them, or similar as well)
I recommend getting this app! [link]
It was made by a group of Google Engineers in there free work time. All you have to do is start up the app and point it at the sky. It will label everything for you. :)
A smartphone app similar to Sky Map that you can use when you are in an airplane, that will display the place or town name of whatever is below you.
Venus. You can usually tell because it's much more brighter and bluer than the other planets and most stars.
The smaller, reddish one above the moon is Mars.
Try Google Sky Map
it's pretty cool
I recommend you to use this android app called Sky Map. It's useful to know which planets or stars you can see.
And I think that is Jupiter.
If you happen to want a phone app, I use this.
It doesn't have the same detail and awesomeness as Stellarium, but it's nice to just hold up to the sky and be able to move it around.
Check this out if you have an android that has tilt sensors (cheapie phones don't). Actually I think you might still be able to use it without them but you have to adjust it manually. Basically point it at whatever object in the sky and it tells you what it is, can go to date/time and was made by google before they open sourced it.
Also now that I think about it, Stellarium is pretty neat.
Theres an app called skymap for android, and I am sure there is a mac equivalent, it uses your phones gps angle and compass to let you hold it out and aim it at the sky and see what stuff is. [link]
Use Google Skymaps if you are using an Android phone to search and locate celestial objects. You will be able to see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus without much effort. Happy star gazing.
Venus is very bright and never too far from the Sun in the sky (because it orbits closer to the Sun than Earth does), so it is only visible around sunrise and sunset. Mercury is even closer to the sun, so it is difficult get a good view of it. Mars is slightly reddish, and Jupiter is quite bright; both can be found either far from the Sun or close to it, because their orbits are futher out than Earth's.
But yeah, like /u/YMK1234 says the position of any planet in the sky at a given time can be calculated very accurately (like how e.g. solar eclipses are predicted). You can use a program like Stellarium or an app like Sky Map to find out where to look for each planet (and much more).
If you have an android phone try downloading Sky Map. Just point your phone at the planet or star and get the name.
There's also an incredible app you can use called Sky Map where you just point your phone at the sky and it will tell you what you're seeing.
FYI: If you're on Android, you can install Google Skymap and then point your phone at the star/planet/alien in the sky and it'll tell you what it is.
at dusk looking north at 6pm it's most likely polaris or part of the big dipper
next time, download [link] and can point your phone at it
You can use Google Sky Maps to find Saturn (and literally any other sky stuff) really easily.
Also it's not visible here :(
Adicionando para os interessados, recomendo o app Sky Map, para Android. Simples, pequeno e grátis.
Ótimo para apontar para o céu quando você vê alguma formação curiosa (que me fez descobrir essa formação da matéria há alguns dias).
Ah, o ainda Sol está se pondo e tem uma estrelinha solitária bem ali do lado da Lua. Qual será?
Actually, if you know where to look, you can see Venus quite clearly during the day. Jupiter and Sirius too, under good conditions.
Edit: in fact, today is a pretty good day to see it, as it appears quite far from the sun at the moment. You can download Sky Map to your smartphone, which will make finding it quite easy, given a clear sky.
Start off by quickly checking this wiki entry about Messier objects. If you own a smartphone download a star map app such as Google's Skymap and look for the green coloured objects marked as M1, M2 and so on. Try pointing your scope there especially if it is as away as possible from the horizon and away from the moon!
Would you mind checking if google sky map works please. It is an augmented reality app where you point your phone at stars so you can see what they are. I want to know if it still works without a gyro...
> Can someone please recommend some free apps (Android) for astronomy, star-gazing etc?
My favorite free Android app is Sky Map. It shows objects in the sky in a way that's coordinated with the present position of your Android device, so you can use it to identify things while looking at the sky.
There are other similar applications but I don't want to suggest apps that I haven't personally used. You might want to search the Play Store for similar applications and try them out.
It's not, but we don't know what it is right now without more information. It's probably a planet, but maybe not.
Consider using a program like Stellarium to find out what you're looking at. You can set it up to view the sky from any location at any time. There are options to include satellites, too. You can set it up to view present conditions, or "what did I look at from this location, last night at 10:00 pm?" or "what would my night sky look like from Zimbabwe on August 15 2019?". Really versatile tool - I love it.
Or, try Google Sky Map and bring your phone outside with you to compare the sky and the map in real-time. I use this more often, because it's so easy to just pull out my phone, wherever I am.
Also, you should consider having the Sky Map app installed. This will make it easy to locate major celestial bodies and frame your pictures.
> , i immediately opened my laptop and started Space engine and tracked the pov relative to us and in the simulator i showed her it was Venus and flayed over the camera to show her how its like close by she was all amazed
Is nice too if you don't have access to a laptop at all times.
This might help. [link]
Also, if you have an android smartphone (I'm not sure about other OS'es) check out Sky Map's time machine feature.
You should only be able to see Venus for a few hours after sunset. Because its orbit is closer to the sun it appears to stay near the sun in the sky, but is only visible in dimmer lighting during dawn and dusk. You may be thinking of Mars?
There's a great phone app for viewing the positions of the stars and planets.
If you're looking for a decent app like this, try SkyMap
I'm not affiliated in any way with them and have nothing to gain by posting this, but I mention it because I've had this app for a year or so now and not only does it do what it's supposed to, the few ads in there are quite non-intrusive and it's never pestered me to buy anything or subscribe to anything.
I haven't tried any of the iOS options, but this app looks promising
There is more than light pollution at issue. If you're in an urban area, chances are you're at a low altitude (exception: Denver). Lower altitude means you have to look through more of the atmosphere, which degrades the "seeing".
There's a reason big telescopes are on top of mountains -- less air, more and steadier view. Also by being far from cities, these locations have darker skies, your first point.
In a country location far from cities, a binocular view with a minimum of 50mm objective lenses is a very nice experience. A telescope, even better.
> ... however Mars is clearly visible. If I got a telescope or binoculars, would I be able to see it more in depth ... ?
For Mars, you need a pretty powerful telescope to see anything more than a nice bright orange disc. Mars is a difficult target even when it's close to us as it is right now.
But there are all sorts of interesting targets accessible through a refractor/reflector of 4" (100mm) and larger. Things called Messier objects, indexed by number and named after a famous historical astronomer who cataloged many objects before we even knew what they were. A globular cluster like Messier 13 (Hercules cluster) is quite spectacular, and when you realize you're looking at several hundred thousand stars, all the more so.
There's much to see, and there are now free Android apps that use your tablet's compass and other sensors to guide your viewing and help you know what you're looking at, example Skymap. There are many others.
(Sorry, I know this is a few days old.) A couple of resources that were invaluable when I was getting started were the Sky Map app (formerly Google Sky) and skymaps.com for simple paper maps. I still use both of them fairly regularly. The app is awesome for just looking up at the sky, seeing something bright, looking it up, and realizing "oh yeah, that's Saturn".
Link (for Android): [link]
If anyone wants to see this for themselves, go download a skybox app (example), find Mars, and compare it to a nearby star. Aldebaran is a good reference at the moment. It's apparent magnitude is much brighter, but its angular size is very small & it flickers like crazy.
Pick an app like Sky Map, point your cellphone to anything at the sky, then you start reading about that star or planet. It's really cool.
Link? Can't see a Google-branded sky map, only other brands, in the UK: [link]
EDIT: Link for the lazy: [link]
If you have an Android phone with Gyroscope, GPS and Compass you can use this app [link]
It actually allows you to point to an area of the sky and see what's there, or you type the name of the object and it points to that object in the sky. It allows you do this for different time and date as well.
Nuclear warheads fitted to ICBM's and SLBM's are not really warheads in the same sense as an artillery round. They are in fact a small and complex machine fitted inside a heat resistant and aerodynamic shell. It might be easier to think of them as miniature spacecraft. One nuclear missile will carry several warheads and they will seperate to attack different targets or the same target multiple times. These are called MIRV or Multiple Independent Re-Entry Vehicle.
Because they are basically machines, they are designed to be taken apart and maintained. The pit or the nuclear element of the warhead is just one component. It can be removed and in fact very often is removed from the warhead for things like testing (Where it is replaced by an inert device) and routine maintenance.
The decommissioning process varies depending on the terms of the treaty. In some cases it is simply a case of reducing the number of MIRV's the missile carries say from 12 to 8. If physical removal is required it is a case of removing the nuclear element of the warhead and putting it into storage or use as a fuel, while recycling or destroying the components of the MIRV. The missiles themselves are rarely destroyed in entirety, they or their components often have useful secondary peaceful applications.
There are a number of common misconceptions about ICBM's, SLBM's and nuclear warheads and their MIRV delivery system. One is that their guidance components use GPS to guide them into their targets. This is in fact not true. These missiles must reach their target and relying on GPS might harm their chances of that happening if the GPS system where to be attacked. So the majority of ICBM/SLBM use celestial navigation (The positions of the stars) to guide them into their targets. They don't have to be super accurate. A circular error of probability of half a mile is acceptable. Russian missiles used to have massive payloads to make up for their less accurate guidance systems. It really doesn't matter if your off target by 3 miles if you ramp up the explosive power by 10 megatons! For this reason you will often see US missiles use smaller warheads than their russian counterparts.
Another common misconception is that the warheads have some communication component that offers an ability to communicate with it after launch and give a recall or cancellation ability, so if a missile is fired in some sort of accidental launch scenario it can be communicated with and made inert or to blow itself up without going nuclear. This is also not true and is a myth perpetrated by Hollywood. The risks of an enemy finding out how to communicate with the missile and destroy it would be too great. These weapons are designed to be the ultimate and last deterrent. The missile, once fired, communicates with nothing and no-one. It is a self contained system that once the button has been pressed, will carry out it's mission to it's final horrifying end unless it is somehow intercepted externally.
EDIT: Clarified decommissioning process and celestial navigation and the fact I may not have mentioned inertial guidance clearly enough. To clarify the correct term is astro-inertial guidance in that the "majority" of ICBM's and SLBM's (Lest we not forget the US developed versions are not the only types of these horrific weapons) use both, with inertial guidance being responsible for initial and re-entry guidance and celestial for mid course correction.
So celestial navigation is the tracking of your position by looking at where you are in relation to the stars, because where you are and the time of day defines what you can see and where they should be in the night sky. It's not an overly complex skill and we have been doing it for a very long time. It's kind of fallen out of use in these days of GPS. Ships at sea would use a sextant to help them plot their position relative to the time of the day and the position of the stars which was why getting accurate clocks on board ships was such a big deal many years ago. In fact the earliest Boeing 747 aircraft had a porthole in their cockpit roofs to allow the crew to use celestial navigation should the need arise!
Obviously celestial navigation is of more use at night and in good weather if your on the ground, but ICBM's and SLBM's don't need to worry about this as within the space of about 30 seconds they are high enough to begin using it without either of these concerns as they use inertial guidance in their initial launch. The missile and MIRV's basically have a digital version of a sextant on board. If you would like to see a vaguely similar approximation of how they work, I suggest you download the Sky app (Formerly Google Sky), which allows you to use your phone to plot the stars in the sky (Though Google augments this with GPS data so they cheat a little bit).
Sky Map. Google originally developed this and then turned it over to an outside team. Brilliant app.
Ah, j'oubliais : les applis actuellement installées sur mon téléphone...
Le très classique Sky Map : carte des étoiles interactive, qui indique ce que l'on voit (étoiles, planètes, amas, constellations...) quand on braque le téléphone sur un coin du ciel. Très utile, et l'objet de 250 "c'est quoi votre appli ? " lors des observations publiques de l'AFA.
ISS Detector : le truc qui va dire "attention y'a l'ISS qui te passe au-dessus de la tête". Ca dure une poignée de secondes mais si on ne l'a jamais vu, on se rend compte la nuit que l'objet est TRES lumineux. Je remets la vidéo de Scott Manley qui a réussi à filmer l'ISS passant devant le Soleil. La nuit, c'est une gros objet lumineux qui passe très vite, et dans lequel y'a de vrais astronautes. A noter que la version payante permet d'avoir aussi des alertes pour tout plein d'autres objets. De base, l'appli gratuite permet aussi de voir les satellites Iridium.
Et last but not least, une appli géniale et pourtant toute simple, qui m'a aidé à écrire le pavé ci-dessus : Daff Lune, qui montre non seulement les phases de la Lune mais donne toutes les infos sur le ciel actuel : distances et infos sur les planètes, carte du ciel interactive/sphère super claire pour savoir ce qu'on a actuellement au-dessus de la tête (Mercure et la Lune sont actuellement très proches du Soleil), carte des orbites des planètes...
You can even use your browser. [link]
They already have.
Hier, soirée "nuit des étoiles" à Montparnasse. C'était blindé. Côté appareils d'observation astronomique et activités,
A noter qu'il était plus "spectaculaire" de regarder mars se lever à l'est, gros point rouge très reconnaissable, que de le regarder dans le téléscope ! Et on a également vu l'ISS (et deux autres satellites en ce qui me concerne).
La tour fermait à minuit, donc si j'ai pu voir tout ce que je voulais, ce n'était pas forcément le cas pour les gens en bout de ligne. Fallait arriver tôt ! Et ça valait le coup.
Instaleaza aplicatia asta si o sa stii intotdeauna ce sunt chestiile luminoase pe cer :)
sau online de aici ... uite, langa luna e Jupiter :)
daca ai un binoclu poti sa vezi lunile Europa, Gaymede, Io, Calisto ... arata ceva de genul -> [link]
I use Sky Map (Android) for stuff like this.
I'm not op but I use Sky Map
Link for the lazy
If you have an Android phone on you, install Google Sky Map then point your phone at it.
If you have a smartphone, google sky map is brilliant for that sort of thing
Google Sky Map
My telescope is red...
Honestly, my father-in-law gave it to me. I know nothing about telescopes. It looks something like this one. It's probably from the 90's and it's missing some parts. At some point I dropped ~$20 on some lenses on amazon that work with it. Something like this.
With the lenses I can barely make out the stripes on Jupiter, and I can see a nice shadow cast on Saturn's rings.
I use Google's Sky Map to find things to look at with it. I can't sight with anything, so I kind of just point it where I expect things to be, then search around until I find it with the lowest lens. Center it, then drop in a bigger lens to get a closer look.
You don't need top of the line whatever. <~$100 could probably get you something better than Galileo used.
I need an app like Sky Map but for geographical features like mountains, islands, etc... Does such thing exists?
Does this work in areas that aren't in the UK/US, because as you know the sky looks different in every country.
may be this Sky Map
You need this.
Google Sky for Android is a great app, just look at the sky with your phone and see what that dot is
Try this software:
Get stellarium for PC. It makes it super easy.
If you have an android phone, I use an app called "Sky Map"
Talk to the local science teachers. They'll have ideas that you could use or expand on topics they may have covered in their class.
Star Parties. Start gathering scopes and find a park you can meet at right after sunset. Talk about the new constellations that will be appearing, Orion for example.
Play around with Stellarium. It's free. Also lots of other software out there.
Sky Maps for Android
Participate in actual science!
Help them look for Gravity Waves
Help them look for Aliens
Help them map the Milky Way
Sky Map still works
Samo da pregledam svoj popis.
Simple Apps - nema reklama, nema pizdarija (poput aplikacija za svjetlo koje traže lokacijsku dozvolu?!?). Autoru se možete zahvaliti kupnjom Simple Thank you aplikacije.
Sky Map - za lakše snalaženje po noćnom nebu. Ako mobitel ima žiroskopski senzor onda je još zabavnije za korištenje jer podsjeća na AR aplikacije.
FX File Explorer - nema reklama i samo par stvari nije dostupno u besplatnoj verziji
90night: SleepyTime Calculator - probajte ovo ako vas muči ono "probudio sam se umorniji", računa kad bi trebali ići na spavanje ili se buditi a da vam nije usred ciklusa dubokog sna.
F-Droid - alternativna trgovina s aplikacijama, većina besplatna
Sky Map: [link]
Ive used this one before, it was originally made by google and was open sourced a few years ago.
Sky Map by Google on Android
Do yourself a favor and thank me later. [link] Hold it up as you look at the star and you'll get your answer.
This app tell you what object you are looking at.
You should try it it's pretty cool [link]
I suggest using an app like Sky Map to quickly find common objects.
Google Sky Map will show you where the moon is and more.
or if you have an android smart phone, google sky map:
Sky Map is Google
How is this app different from Sky View ?
You can use Sky Map app on your phone to track/view planets and stars in the night sky. Link for play store: [link]
Yes, the Dunning-Kruger effect is strong in the FE community, sadly.
If you're dealing with someone who has an IQ below say... 80, which I wager is common among flat earthers, download a copy of Google Sky Map for your Android phone or Sky Map for your iPhone.
These programs will let you see the celestial sphere visually on your phone, and wherever you point your phone, it will line up with real life stars. You can also see stars that are below your horizon, which is really handy for this proof.
What you can do is show your friend that all the stars line up from the phone to real life. This app also has convenient latitude (called declination in the sky) lines. You can point your phone straight up and see the stars near your zenith. You can also see that the declination line of your zenith matches your physical latitude.
All this is just to prove to your intellectually challenged friend that there is a perfect match between your latitude line on the ground and the declination line in the sky. From here, you can then say that these lines are all the same distance from one another on the ground, which if the earth were flat, would not happen because if you project the spherical sky down onto a flat disk, the degrees of separation won't be constant distances apart.
That last part might go over their heads, but you get the idea hopefully. Just say that if you smoosh a ball flat, the distances won't line up right.
Using the app, it should be relatively easy, even for an imbecile, to understand that the sky is a sphere and that your position on the earth matches up with that circle around the celestial pole. From there, you just explain that elsewhere on the world, further south, the same thing happens only relative to the south celestial pole. You can even show your friend the SCP on your phone and demonstrate that it is always below the ground. You can show them the southern stars that they never see and explain that there are actual people who live in a spot on the earth where those stars are high in the sky. I would be one of those people, as I not cannot see the northern stars I grew up with. On the app, those stars are always below the ground.
Apps are helpful. Like this one.
Hi mate, this was it:
Try this app.
Thanks, I've used Google Skymap before but I don't think it has artificial satellites
Well the phases we see, are the Earth's relation between Moon and the Sun.
The eclipse is caused by the moon orbiting through the Earth's shadow.
The Earth interfering as the cause has to be necessary because it satisfies everything we know about light casting shadows, the Moon's orbit, the Moon's speed, the relational position between the Earth, Moon, and Sun, and how that would appear.
It can be hard to wrap your head around this, so if you have an android phone, I recommend Google Sky Map. It allows you to see the position of objects as they pass the horizon, and that may help give you a better indication of how the sun casts light onto not just the moon and Earth, but the phases of Venus can also clearly be seen.
Hope I was helpful.
exGoogle Sky Map is fast and effective if you have an android device.
If you have an Android, download this and never ask this question again!
for apple & android stellarium mobile
A user centric star chart.
So close to seeing Uranus, but it's a bit too low to view from my house :-(
Pasul 1. Instaleaza asta
Pasul 2. Indreapta camera telefonului spre obiectul ceresc pe care vrei sa-l identifici.
This app is great from figuring out what you're seeing in the sky: [link]
Skymap is pretty good and it's free with no ads:
If you have an Android phone, this app is amazing.
Google Sky Map. It's the coolest thing ever for stargazing.
Next time, use Sky Map:
I'm not 100% sure, but it's most likely Venus. edit: if you have an android there's a free app called sky map.
get this app.
It's not hard. Download an app for your phone. Point the phone at a light in the sky, and name it.
Google Sky Map is Free:
If you have an android phone, you can use this. [link]
Looks like Jupiter is right by the moon right at the moment
Here you go.
This is the one you're thinking of:
I highly recommend the First Scope by Celestron. It's only $50 bucks, and has very good image quality. You kind of sit with it on the ground, so it's worth having a blanket and maybe a pad or pillow with you when you watch.
Also, download Google's "Sky Map" app and use that to help you located objects of interest.
Finally, something else that might be fun is Space Engine. It's a free solar system map/game thing that is great for rainy nights.
If you have an Android phone, the Sky Map app is great for identifying celestial objects.
Use this next time, it's awesome!
If you're looking for a good place/time to observe, this shows the light pollution in your area and this shows how clear the sky should be. Just find a semi-dark location (I don't know your area, but somewhere like just outside Berry should be dark enough), and find a block on cleardarksky where it's dark and there's not much cloud cover and you should be good. If you're just looking at planets or the moon, you probably don't even need to leave the city, though. Also, Stellarium is my go to for previewing where stars will be at any given time and is just a really great tool in general, but something like Google's Sky Map for Android or something similar for iOS might be more practical out in the field.
They made it open source.
Or Google Sky Map for Android.
Is it this Sky Map?
My favorite free: [link]
Favorite paid: [link]
Probably the best free one out there.
I would love to see a redesigned fork of Google's abandoned Sky Map.
just not updated that much, It was recently updated in f-droid so linked that.
I love Google Sky Map. It has plenty of features, it works well and it's free.
From their github: "Sky Map (formerly Google Sky Map, open sourced in 2012) -[link]"
I use the app on my LG G3. It doesn't complain if you don't have GPS enabled, but it works much better with it on
yo just download this [link]
Google has a great app that will show the constellations!
the (formerly?) google app [link]
Download a star tracking app like SkyMap on your phone and point it at it.
I have Sky Map. It's great for android, not sure whether it's available for iOS,
[link] Next time have this app ready. It's awesome
For us Android folk
This android app basically does that, it's quite nice:
Everyone can and in my opinion should start by going outside with a laptop with stellarium or google skymap app. (Use night/dark mode in both)
You can see your weather and sky clarity here here to predict observing conditions http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/AustinTXkey.html?1
The most expensive part would be driving away from light pollution if it's extreme in your area.
If you use Android, then this app will help you: [link]
> app or something for learning the night sky? any good resources out there you recommend?
Oh sure, tons of stuff out there. Stellarium and Google Sky Map are nice ways to start, and both are free. Learning the constellations is the best "key" to the sky, as most people find it easiest to constellation- or star-hop to deep sky objects.
I see now I typo'd above and said M43! M42 is Orion's nebula. As an example, this is really easy to find, because it falls right on Orion's sword. Take a look at this image for an idea. It's upside down compared to yours because I'm a northy :-) The bottom half of Orion is visible in your first picture.
> Right to get rid of the star trails shorter exposure or shoot with an equatorial mount?
Yup! If you have a motorized EQ mount, your images will improve instantly :-) Takes a little time to learn your way around it, but once you do, you'll have a blast.
[link] if you want to call it AR
Really handy for when you wonder that this big star is...
You could check out Google Sky Map if you have an android phone:
Get Google Skymap for your phone. It literally is subtitles for your sky.
this app helps you find it easily.
If you have an Android device you can use Sky Maps
try this google app- sky map for assistance
Also for future reference get this app.
If you happen to have an Android phone: [link]
You might want this app Google Sky Map. It's literally point and it tells you what it is.
Google Sky Map: Android app
I thought there was an iOS one too but I can't find it.
The apps usually have an astronomer mode and you can even further reduce the brightness to ridiculous low levels by using overlay filters, also amoled screens are the next level. You have't played much around with these it seems.
I don't know if you have biological IR Night Vision integrated in your eyeballs, but as long as you want to read that chart in the middle of the night, a normal human will need some kind of light source, usually brighter than what I described before.
Even if you're going to learn more in the long run with those, anyone deeming something as a "crutch" (wow I hate that word) usually is in detriment of most of the users. People who get offended by others having convenient and easy access to information are usually the "leet" kind of guys.
I on the contrary, recommend everyone to have at least Google Sky Map installed on their phones. There's nothing bad on using one. The curiosity it sparks on you and people around you can do more good than telling them to print a fucking piece of paper and carry it around for the sake of making it harder. Don't worry. If he has any interest on the topic whatsoever, he'll get there by himself regardless.
If he's low on money I wouldn't advice him to go around buying magazines. I'd invite them to /r/Astronomy instead.
The best advice, the part about finding your local astronomy club.