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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.
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.
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 anyone wants to get into stargazing, the Google Sky Map app for Android is awesome. You can point your phone around you in all directions and it will show you where constellations, stars, planets, the horizon, the sun and the moon are located relative to your position. It includes search (with locate feature) and night mode (using just red)
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.
Try using the Sky Map app! It basically uses your phone's GPS and compass to construct a map of the sky at your area, and you can then point your phone at a star/planet to find out what its name is (the map adjusts to where you point your phone to).
/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.
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.
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.
Just get a sky app and point it that general direction, it'll tell you... so long as your phone has a gyro sensor anyway. Might have to work it manually if it doesn't.
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
This is, uh, extremely vague, especially with direction, where you are, and time of night unspecified
It would probably be best to get an app like Sky Map or Stellarium and point it at that spot
Use Google Sky Map. Makes it easier to find. If you have an iPhone look for a bright object near a slightly dimmer oject with the brighter object to the left
Looking at next morning in Sky Map's Android app, that'll be the planets Venus and Jupiter, and the bright star Antares (going from left to right).
Edit: screenshot of the situation in Lincoln, NE, at next dawn, turned sideways to make everything fit. The vertical line represents the horizon.
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.
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. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Handy tool for Android folks - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
As for "what am I looking for"?
Nebulae and galaxies will mostly be faint fuzzy things in an 80mm refractor. Globular and open clusters should resolve pretty well. M42 in Orion should be good. Jupiter and Saturn are good.
What is the focal length of your telescope? Should be between 400 and 1000 millimeters.
No, it's about halfway between the bottom of the Big Dipper's cup and the horizon, but will be rising in the night sky the next few days. Last night it was between Ursa Major's front "feet," forming a perfect triangle.
Tonight it will up and to the left of the feet.
When you're out and about, Google released a night sky app years ago that is still available (used to be called Google Sky Map). It will allow you to move your phone around and show you where all the constellations are. Ursa Major is where to start.
skymap is a similar, free app (at least on Android).
EDIT: actually I just found out, it's open source
Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.
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.
Venus is in the same direction as the sun so it's in the west in the evening and the east in the morning.
Plenty. Just search for "star map" in the Play Store.
Unless you are looking for some specific features you forgot to mention..
Sky Map - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
SkyView - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t11.skyviewfree
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also, Google Skymap if you're on android (no longer a google project, community run now) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
Skymap from google. Point your phone at it next time to be sure.
and for apple
Android alternative is Sky Map by Sky Map Devs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid (you can use search functionality & type in Lyrids, then the phone will guide you in the direction)
Link for those who need it. The iOS Night Sky app is developed by iCandi Apps and they don't seem to have developed it for Android.
Ne, nekad se čak vide i ona i Jupiter (najsjajnija tijela na nebu), nekad samo Jupiter. Kako se putanje namjeste koji tjedan.
Instaliraj si na mobitel Skymap(Android) ili SkyView Lite (iOS) pa pogledaj što još ima gore vidljivo golim okom.
There's a great android app called SkyMap. Hold your phone up to the sky, move it around, and you get a live pic of the constellations right then, from your location. Just remember, it will show the *constellations*, NOT what we use in astrology, which is the zodiac. So, via the app, mars might look to be in Virgo on the screen, but for western astrology purposes, he's in Leo, etc.
No doubt there's a similar app for iphones.
Can't confirm but I think it would be Venus. If you have android you can use the Sky Map viewfinder to confirm. Timeanddate says Venus should have great visibility today too.
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.
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. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_US
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.
At first I used Stellarium on PC but the Sky Map app for android is even more convenient.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
I recommend getting this app! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
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. :)
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)
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.
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.
If you have an Android device, then try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_GB
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
download each months sky map here:
on android, free and ad free google sky map is a great start:
I have an idea, have you ever been south of the equator? Australia, South Africa or South America? If you have did you look at the constellations while you were there? If not get Google Sky Map and look at the constellations below the horizon. The vast majority I can guarantee you have never seen. It would be a completely different set of stars for you. Sometimes text comes across snarky and I just want to say that is not my intention. Just trying to have a good bit of conversation.
Assuming you have a smartphone, there are things like this that allow you to point the phone and identify the star/planet etc in the sky. And just wait until you get somewhere real dark and can watch satellites go by every few minutes
For those of us directionally challenged, download Skymap to your phone and you can search for Leonard and have it show you which way to look: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_AU&gl=US
no es una estrella, es la luna wn
lo siento pedir que no te agarren pal webeo incita a que te webeen mas
en que direccion es?, con la app skymap puedes cachar que onda, si no te coincide con algo avisa
If you have an android smartphone, install Sky Map app on android. It will help you identify what you see. This article lists a few apple ios apps.
Podla mna Jupiter. Vzdy ak je to velmi jasna "hviezda", tak je to bude Venusa alebo Jupiter :).
S touto appkou si mozes zistit co to je. Sky Map
Not sure if you have an Android phone or not. But there is an app called Sky map which uses your GPS and gyroscope to help you identify objects in the sky. Planets, stars, constellations, etc.
I believe it used to be an official Google App but I believe it is open source now.
It's more or less impossible to say without a time/location/direction. Try messing with Stellarium (Desktop/laptop) or Skymap (Android) to find out?
I have had good success with SkyMap and Heavens Above
Can you elaborate on what are you expecting from the book?
You want to know where to look for I suggest a phone app like Sky Map.
There are others but this is pretty simple.
if you install this app on your phone, and make sure your phone's sensors are calibrated, you should be able to point your phone at whichever star you want identified: SkyMap. Google used to develop this app, so it works pretty good for rudimentary star identification
I am a lay person, and I've greatly enjoyed using the Sky Map app to see what's out there. It can be used to see what stars/planets/etc are in the direction my phone is pointing.
Any reason something like that might not be a good teaching / exploration tool?
Also astronomy teachers rock!
For android devices, sky map is what I use. There are some others though.
I would suggest using Sky Map app for finding interesting stuff. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en&gl=US
ai idee de vreo aplicatie android sau windows pentru a le afla pozitia incat sa stim in ce directie sa ne uitam dupa el in functie de locatia noastra ?
Gen asta : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_US&gl=US
This is the one I use. It was originally developed by Google, but they apparently donated it and have made it open source.
If you can see Venus I'm sure you can see Jupiter as well and likely Saturn. This Google Sky Map app allows you to point at objects in the sky to see what they are. There are similar apps as well.
Get the Sky Map app for Android, it'll identify stars and planets as you move your phone around outside. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
If you're on an iphone, this might work (I don't have an iphone so can't say): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/skyview-lite/id413936865
I'm not who you're asking, but I have two apps that can do this:
Both for Android.
Aika ja paikka täsmäsi Ursan ilmoittamaan Marsiin. Kuvattu kohti eteläistä taivasta siis. Venus puolestaan nousee näkyviin vasta myöhemmin yöllä. Katsoin vaan ohi kävellessä Sky Mapista että mikähän kirkas voisi olla tuolla suunnalla tuohon aikaan.
Yeah, I think they're southwest. If you dl something like sky map you should be able to find them easily.
Também vi esse planeta, imagino que seja Marte ou aquele planeta que está mais perto do sol.
Tem um aplicativo ótimo para o que você quer, skymap, sempre que eu queria saber uma constelação ou planeta era só apontar.
Aliás vi esse planeta do lado da lua* aqui do norte do país.
Linquepara o app
Correct this was Mars. Having a look at the sky map this is what we can see:
Also note Uranus is not far so that might appear as another bright dot. It is good to check apparent objects in the sky like planets or bright stars. Plenty of websites and applications you can install loke "SkyMap"
Sky map is the name of the app, for Android:
Or you can use sky view for iOS:
Plus sérieusement, Sky Map est un très bon outil pour qui aime admirer le ciel.
J'aurais adoré avoir ça il y a 20 ans quand j'étais au lycée en club d'astronomie.
Is the version on F-Droid no longer being updated? It shows as being updated in 2017, but the Play Store version shows as being updated with the last week.
It's roughly northwest, so to the right of the sun, but you won't be able to see it until an hour or two after the sun goes down. You'll find it just below and to the right of the Big Dipper. If you can't see the stars of that yet, you won't be able to see the comet either.
(& If you're not familiar enough with that constellation, there are several free apps that can help. I use Sky Map.)
That's the thing, I didn't have an app on my phone. Had used this site on desktop, https://theskylive.com/planetarium?obj=c2020f3#ra|5.447352295951255|dec|47.961952414093666|fov|72.04999999999998
Then was going to go off what it's near.
But the site doesn't load on a mobile phone. Should have downloaded an app but didn't have one. Know this is Google(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_US) one is good from when I had Android, would at least have a star near it so you're sure you're looking in right place. The Marine Layer may have only been 2-5% (the more I think about it) but it also seemed like by the time it got dark enough to see anything it would've been in that last few degrees, maybe later this week. It seemed like it didn't go under horizon until ~10:20ish tonight, so there may be a window later.
I use Sky Map which is open source and pretty good.
''m not sure if this is what you're asking, but my 2 biggest helpers in stargazing:
There are tons of cool objects to see, even with a smaller telescope!
This app for Android is pretty good too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Just point it at the sky, uses the GPS and gyroscope to tell you in real time what you're pointed at.
Det var lenge den eneste måten å få nøyaktig posisjon på. Man har en almanakk som sier hvor solen eller stjernen er, og så måler enn vinkelen med en sekstant og kan da triangulere sin posisjon på vest-øst linjen.
Her er en app, da peker du bare mobilen på det du vil ha mer info om.
Check out Sky Map on Google Play. If iPhone, I'm sure there are similar apps.
BTW, we have a great view of Orion during the winter; at least from my balcony in Kirkwood.
I stayed up the entire night till 4.45 AM and all I could see were some 'extremely faint' flickers of light now and then. Either my eyes played tricks on me due to being sleepy else I witnessed the meteor shower. Nonetheless for viewing the night sky I had used an sky map that I can recommend..
I guess you can try it today too. If you don't see the meteor showers, you can definitely be happy by identifying some celestial objects up there.
Sky Map for Android is one of the simplest of the planetarium apps. There are much better out there, but this one will probably be the fastest way to learn the constellations, and works great for getting you close to the faint objects you're hunting for.
Next time download Google Skymap and find out yourself while having fun!
Venus and the moon. There is an astronomy app called Sky Map - it's kinda awesome, will show you what you're looking at.
If anyone want to spot accurately, use Skymap app.
Search for Vega, adjacent to it.
App gives updated view with all celestial events, like eclipse and other event like Meteor Showers
esta Sky Map, puedes seguir el cielo con el telefono, y funciona en telefonos potecitos, era de google pero ahora es open-source
Till then, there's this handy app for your phone. Just point your phone in the direction of the celestial body, and it will indentify it for you:
Definitely relate to this feeling! If you want to know which star it is, you can look it up using a sky map app, like this one for Android
Preporucam da si skines aplikaciju Sky Map ako imas Android, samo ju pokrenes i usmjeris mobitel prema objektu i on ti pokaze sto je.
Komentari su dobro rekli da je Venera, unatrag zadnjih par mjeseci se jako dobro vidi, a razlog za to je sto je taman pod takvim kutem u odnosu na Sunce da se masa svjetla samo odbije od atmosfere i reflektira drito prema nama.
Ta magnituda ce se nastaviti povecavati** do svibnja tako da ces ju vidati jos vecom i svjetlijom sve tamo do jeseni.
** Ako cemo biti jako tehnicki, magnituda ce se smanjiti, ali intenzitet ce se pojacati.
I dunno if it's available on iPhone, but on Android there's a good app for this called Sky Map. You basically point it at the sky and it shows you what's what. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
My favorite resource for this is an app calledsky map. Also the Old Farmer's Almanac has several astronomy tools, check out theplanets rise and set calculators. It also has a monthly skywatching summary. There it says
> During March, Venus is the only bright planet lighting up the night sky. It’s impossible to miss. Look high in the southwestern sky after sunset.
And you can also tell by how bright it is! The only thing that can get that bright (not counting the Sun or the moon of course) is Venus.
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).
Figuring out what you're looking at can be done for free online or in a library, and getting to know the stars and planets provides endless entertainment and fascination. It's also very human since its also what most of our ancestors did every night...look up at the stars and imagine the stories that take place up there.
Edit: Yes, clear weather helps, and so does a smartphone but most people have that. Some app recommendations:
Star Map (Android, probably one for iOS too). Another really cool thing is the Exoplanet Explorer Only recently have we really been discovering planets around other stars. And actually regular people, amateur astronomers, can discover planets now. You can help filter through existing datasets or you can start buying telescopes (eventually, save up) and observe the same star for years and years from your backyard and maybe.....maybe you can find a planet.
A weather app with hourly forecasts is important too, like All Clear Weather (Android recommendation again (since I make it! full disclosure), iOS has weather apps too of course, people like Dark Sky), since clouds will be disappointing if you weren't expecting them. I love the whole sky actually, clouds and all, so if the clouds get in your way then try to enjoy the weather, that's pretty special too. Think about the weather on other planets around other stars. And then if the sky clears and you see a star out there maybe it has a planet around it with an atmosphere and a sky and clouds too. Huh.
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. https://www.google.com/sky/
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 -> https://giphy.com/gifs/Js35fGjmEb7UI/html5
I use Sky Map (Android) for stuff like this.
I'm not op but I use Sky Map
Google Sky Map ftw
Link for the lazy
If you have an Android phone on you, install Google Sky Map then point your phone at it.
Ich habe eine hilfreiche Ergänzung: Die App "sky map" Google. Die zeigt einem die Sternbilder auf den Handy an.
If you have a smartphone, google sky map is brilliant for that sort of thing
Google Sky Map
This is a link to sky map. It's free, and works very well.
I use Sky Map and I find it pretty good.
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.
If you are on android you can get the 'SkyMap' app - point your phone at the sky and see what stars are what
Sky Map of you have an Android
Edit: downvote? What the fuck Reddit?
With this, but for Mars
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
preporuka jer nema reklama i gluposti
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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
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. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid Hold it up as you look at the star and you'll get your answer.
Sky Map for Android
Sky Map is a good app.
Hare you go mate
I've used it for years
You need Sky Map app by Google. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Believe me, it will change your whole experience
I live in the northern hemisphere, you can use these smartphone apps to spot it. Try this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid (sky map)
This app tell you what object you are looking at.
You should try it it's pretty cool https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
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 Android, try Google Sky Map: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Instala o https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid (skymap, antigo Google sky map) ai é só apontar pro céu e ver oq diabos vc tá olhando kkkkk
No. Sorry. But Sky Map is really cool if you haven't tried it.
I prefer Sky Map https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Skymap is the best option on Android.
One closest to the Moon will be Jupiter. There other is the star Antares.
Google SkyMap will able to help locate Saturn:
Star Map is free and great.
I think you're talking about Google Sky Map
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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
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. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
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.
Point your phone at this to check planes, there's an AR mode that superimposes the location.
Something like this is good for ID'ing planets.
Also, if you are posting stuff like this to try to figure something out, you need to identify what part of the sky it is, where you are, and what time the video is taken. Try to hold your camera in one orientation per video.
For those things, you tend to want to grab a book (eg: turn left at orion), various starcharts (sky and telescope publishes monthly listings), and/or look into various pieces of software.
In general for finding objects I'm partial to:
I'm not familiar with iOS, but have been recommended Night Sky, SkyView light, and Celestron Skyportal
Finally, for weather (in terms of local observing conditions), Clear Dark Sky (web)
Get better in what way? The professional route involves a degree in astronomy or physics (usually), and I could throw around a few textbooks (Caroll & Ostlie is a defacto standard, though if you want something more introductory, openstax is good).
For something more amateur related, there's Turn Left at Orion, though that's very focused on observational astronomy and I'd push you towards getting some binoculars or a dobsonian telescope. Figuring out what the local astronomy club would be and visiting is also very good.
Sky and Telescope is good for discussing what's up, and for software, Stellarium and Skymap are useful.
Try this free app. SkyMap https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
It's part of the telescope's optics being illuminated by ambient light. I'd suggest pointing the telescope at a bright star (or distant object on the ground) for getting it into focus.
(You'll have to ask someone else for iOS advice)
I use Sky Map on my Android and it's great. That's a Time Travel feature that should be really useful for you here
Probably not exactly what you are looking for - but Google SkyMaps?
Use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
I'm on Android and I use Sky Map](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid). Don't know if it's also on iOS.[
Skymap is an awesome app.
For Android, there is google skymap.
Fairly sure it's Mars. If you've got an Android, give SkyMap a go. Likely an equivalent on iOS too
If on Android use this OG of an amazing star gazing tool. Play Store Link
How does this stack up against the free Sky Map (formerly from Google)?
I've used the Google Sky Map for years - it's not the most modern UI but it's solid.
My vote is Jupiter. This app helps. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
I use Sky Map.
Sky Map for me
Try Sky Map 🙂
I found my google play app list, have one called Sky Map
and another called Satellite AR
No clue if either of them have anything about Neowise in it. I feel like I also used IIS Tracker in the past, but I can't find that in my Play store history, not sure if that might help.
That's awesome that you're taking a class! So, I'm going to copy and paste a comment I made in a thread a few weeks ago:
>The List of Messier Objects. This is a catalogue that Charles Messier made a few hundred years ago. This is THE essential list for amateur astronomers. These are all the cool objects that you can see with an appropriate telescope (some better than others). Ironically, in Messier's day, nobody knew there were other galaxies, nebulae, etc. Instead, astronomers were focused on finding new comets. So Messier made this list of "non-comets" as a list of things that other astronomers should not waste their time studying. He was unaware that he was cataloging some of the most important and most beautiful astronomical objects, and that his list would one day be the essential field guide for astronomy.
>The Sky Map app. This is for android, but you can search "Sky map" on apple store too and you'll find plenty of options. This is probably the best invention since the telescope. You literally point your phone somewhere in the sky, and you'll see a map of what's there. This includes the planets, stars, constellations, and all of the Messier Objects I mentioned above. You can search for any object, and your phone will lead you there.
I have an 8 inch dobsonian currently, but I'm hoping to upgrade to 10 or 12 soon. My personal favorites are listed below with their Messier number:
Galaxies: Andromeda (M31), Triangulum (M33) and Whirlpool (M51). Andromeda is by far the easiest to see (in dark skies you can see it without a telescope). 2 nights ago, I was in eastern Oregon where there is no light pollution, and I got a great look at the Whirlpool galaxy. It was amazing! I also saw Andromeda, Jupiter, Saturn, and a spectacular view of the Milky Way.
Favorite nebula is the Orion Nebula (M42). This one will knock your socks off.
Favorite clusters are Hercules cluster (M13) and Beehive cluster (M44). The beehive is easily visible with binoculars.
Planets: nothing beats Saturn. It's life-changing to see it for the first time. Jupiter is amazing as well, and you can see its 4 big moons. With an 8 or 10 inch scope, you can start to see its storms. :)
All these objects will vary as to what time of day and time of year that they're visible. So check that Sky Map app to see what's around you.
Happy to keep answering questions. You can DM me too. I'm not an expert, but I've been on the same path you seem to be on, so I probably have some insight. And it's a lot of fun!
Here's a map that shows where the comet will be in the sky during the evening on different nights in July. Note the Big Dipper in the top-center of the map. (Dubhe is the "lip" of the Dipper's cup.)
Here is a similar map showing where it will be during pre-dawn hours through July. The star Capella, shown in the top-right of the map, will be in the northeast.
If you need help pinpointing where in the sky to look, a smartphone app can be helpful. I use Star Map on Android, but there are lots of good options for Android and iOS.
Here is a good app to see what your looking at.
There's a really cool app Sky Map that'll actually show you.
Here's a great one too. You can filter everything.
install this on your phone and double check
This is the app I use to determine what star is what
Outside of big cities, with binoculars, you can see the nebula as a fuzzy patch. It's in the 'sword' of the Orion constellation, just below those distinctive three stars in a row, currently in the south after dusk. Get an app such as this and it will show you the way.
Earlier this month I pointed a Costco SLR at it (zoomed in to 300mm with the stock lens) and was shocked to see the outline of the nebula appear, with a little color even!
Here's the apps
Use this app next time: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Tai tsekata puhelimella esim Sky Map
Google Play link. It's a wonderful app.
try to find it with sky maps (use something like Sky Map https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid )
Point it at any bright spot in the sky and find out what it is.
Given that we know very little about your location, the direction you are viewing the star at, its apparent magnitude, and other critical things, I suggest you download an app such as Sky Map (Android) or Star Chart (iOS), which allows you to point your smart phone or tablet at the sky with an overlay on your phone/tablet telling you what you're looking at :)
Je kunt Sky Map op je mobiel zetten. Leuk en handig voor dit soort vragen: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_US
Is this app an improvement over Google's Sky Map?
if you have an android, check out this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
If you have an android smartphone and want to know if something in the sky is like that you can use the Sky Maps app works great I have used it to confirm mars in the past.
Google Sky Map does the same
For maps and navigation you are correct, it doesn't matter.
However, it's important to note that your phone still needs the compass (and, to a lesser extent, the gyro) to know the phone's orientation. This is useful for other apps, such as Google Sky Map.
I thought it was Venus, as it seemed so bright, but downloaded the Google Sky Maps app to my tablet, and found that it as nearly everyone else has said, Jupiter.
At this distance, Earth is one of the brightest visible objects in any direction (including stars), and the only one that's a rich blue.
If you were at the location this photo was taken from, looking out the window of a spacecraft with your unaided eyes, you would easily be able to distinguish Earth from the other planets in the solar system, and all the other bright stars.
Download a free stargazing app like Sky Map and see if you can practice to the point of being able to recognize Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter & a few major stars at a glance. It won't take long.
Google Sky Map - Scan the sky for constellations, planets etc.
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uma app fixe para quem nao percebe muito de astronomia mas quiser encontrar cenas no ceu mais facilmente: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=pt_PT
This used to be a Google project but it looks like it spun off to become it's own thing. It's what I use to id night time objects. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
I try to look up often. You get more familiar with how they look like if you do that.
You can use Sky Map to help identify stuff too.
Point of note: Google Sky Map has a red/low-light option
> can lead to the person trying to help having unnecessary difficulties in communication and offering poor solutions.
> caroline buttet
Looks like a completely ordinary AR game completely unrelated to wifi in any way.
Do you think sky map uses your camera?
PS: also seems to be completely unrelated to arduino in any way
If you want something very beginner friendly for your phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid .
If you want something advanced:
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.
> 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.
Is it this Sky Map?
I haven't tried any of the iOS options, but this app looks promising
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.
My favorite free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Favorite paid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noctuasoftware.stellarium
Probably the best free one out there.
Also, you should consider having the Sky Map app installed. This will make it easy to locate major celestial bodies and frame your pictures.
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.
I would love to see a redesigned fork of Google's abandoned Sky Map.
at dusk looking north at 6pm it's most likely polaris or part of the big dipper
next time, download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en and can point your phone at it
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.
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.
just not updated that much, It was recently updated in f-droid so linked that.
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.
I love Google Sky Map. It has plenty of features, it works well and it's free.
(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): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
From their github: "Sky Map (formerly Google Sky Map, open sourced in 2012) -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en"
Link? Can't see a Google-branded sky map, only other brands, in the UK: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=sky%20map&hl=en_GB
EDIT: Link for the lazy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en_GB
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 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
Google has a great app that will show the constellations!
the (formerly?) google app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
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,
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=de Next time have this app ready. It's awesome
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.
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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
> 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.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en if you want to call it AR
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).
Really handy for when you wonder that this big star is...
If you have an Android phone with Gyroscope, GPS and Compass you can use this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
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.
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...
You could check out Google Sky Map if you have an android phone:
If you have an android phone try downloading Sky Map. Just point your phone at the planet or star and get the name.
Get Google Skymap for your phone. It literally is subtitles for your sky.
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.
this app helps you find it easily.
If you have an Android device you can use Sky Maps
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?
try this google app- sky map for assistance
Also for future reference get this app.
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.
If you happen to have an Android phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en
You might want this app Google Sky Map. It's literally point and it tells you what it is.
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!
> , 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. http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/
Also, if you have an android smartphone (I'm not sure about other OS'es) check out Sky Map's time machine feature.
Google Sky Map: Android app
I thought there was an iOS one too but I can't find it.
I mean, just look up and to the west. It's the brightest thing in the sky right now. Download Sky Map if you're in doubt. Unless you know someone with about an 8 inch telescope, it's a bit underwhelming.
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.