Two astronomy apps I've been using recently

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    The first I downloaded was GoSkywatch Planetarium

    GoSkyWatch Planetarium

    A fantastic app that makes the iPad a magical telescope that when pointed towards the sky it maps all the heavenly bodies up there!

    The second is from the same company, but is a seperate standalone app, it works in exactly the same way but it tracks satellites, space stations and other mechanical space vehicles, very interesting......if you like that sort of thing

    GoSatWatch

    I've been using the first for a good while now, and use it regularly, perfect for the beginner, amateur and even the experienced astronomer, the second is just a great way to find what those slow moving bright lights are in the sky.

    Treat yourself to an early Christmas present, whilst led on your back out on the street, looking up to the sky dribbling and making that annual promise not to drink again, you will be able to name every star and satellite looking down at you.
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    No astronomers on here then?!?!
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    I've seen stars a few times but it was nothing to do with astronomy!

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    I use Starwalk, as well as Solar walk and Exoplanet.
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    I looked at star walk, before I bought the above, I can't remember why I chose over it.
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    GoSkyWatch is the best I've seen for actually identifying what you're looking at in real time. For me, it's the right balance of detail and readability. Its night mode and adjustable lower magnitude limit put it over the top. I haven't seen another app with the latter feature, which is really useful to match the display with the visible sky. All the rest got deleted after one use.

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    Can you give me as gift!!!

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