Skysafari for Android - Free Beta till 31st Dec

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Skysafari for Android - Free Beta till 31st Dec

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I've been using the iPad version for some time with a SkyWire connected to my CGEM.

Works great.

I'm excited about the Android version because Android allows 3rd-party apps to access the Bluetooth stack. iOS does not.

Hence if you have a Bluetooth serial adapter on your scope, you can control it remotely without the need for the (pricey) SkyFi or the (pricey for a cable) SkyWire. More interesting for me, I have encoders on my antique mount and a Lumicon Sky Vector. I ordered a Bluetooth serial card which I'll hack into the Sky Vector, and.. et voila. Bluetooth DSC to Android.

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Thanks for the info. Just installed it. Good stuff. Lots of potential. Telrad!! :)
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Gary wrote:Thanks for the info. Just installed it. Good stuff. Lots of potential. Telrad!! :)
You have 10 more days to use it before it expires. Then you have to pay for it, 3 version for you to chose from, the US$15/- version looks good enough.

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Keeps crashing on my Sensation though when I try to zoom in. Hope it gets more stable or it might not be with it.
Yup, I think the plus version is good enough. After all, not many people get to see more than Mag12 stars in local skies :)
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