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  1.    #1  
    what are your favorites?

    I enjoy the astronomy, and my girlfriend likes the astrology (so go figure).

    Greg

    unlocked / unbranded GSM / T-Mobile
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    I have no interest in astrology, but for astronomy try Planisphere:

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    Also no interest whatsoever in astrology but for astronomy I find Planetarium to be really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickS
    Also no interest whatsoever in astrology but for astronomy I find Planetarium to be really good.
    Ooh! That one looks better. I'll give it a try too.
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    I'll second Planetarium. Awesome program, great developer.
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    For astronomy, Pleaidatlas (donationware), includes all NGC and IC, maps, info, available here: http://astro.isi.edu/pleiadatlas/
    and Astromist a rather incredible program that includes sky maps, photos, information, and the Yale Bright Star Atlas, plus the Tycho Atlas (includes 2.5 million stars plus NGC, IC, Abell, and thirty other catalogs; can also be used to control your goto telescope with a serial cable. About $35, if I remember correctly.It's at www.astromist.com.
    Both support zooming and have night vision modes. Both run nicely off the SD card, although Astromist requires about 100K of catalogs to be in RAM.
    Shneor
    Pre 3 on T-Mobile, 32gb Touchpad
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    I've tried Planetarium and it's a good program, but I prefer 2sky (www.2sky.org) because I've found it simpler and more intuitive to use. It's one of my favorite programs and I can't recommend it highly enough.

    I also have some more specialized programs from www.astro-metrics.com called Jovian (tracks the Great Red Spot on Jupiter), Lunar (phases of the moon), and Orrery (shows positions of the planets, rise, transit, set, etc.). Lunar and Orrery duplicate information you can get through 2sky, but they came in a package with Jovian and have nice graphics.

    Can't help you on the astrology.
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    Which of these programs can be run off an SD card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mc2714
    Which of these programs can be run off an SD card?
    I run Planetarium off my card (I use ZLauncher to move both app+data). As long as there is no conduit, it is a rare program indeed that can't run off the card. In fact, I can't think of one...
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    Planetarium gets my vote, it's great. Although sometimes I miss some features from my OLD astronomy program I used on my ancient HP200LX DOS Palmtop called SkyGlobe. It was really easy to line up and see eclipses etc on it, doesn't seem as easy to do in Planetarium for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mc2714
    Which of these programs can be run off an SD card?
    Both Astromist and Plieadatlas run off the SD card. Astromist needs about 50K of RAM for the basic Stars file.
    Shneor
    Pre 3 on T-Mobile, 32gb Touchpad
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    planetarium also need put some star_database/comet database in RAM
    planetarium like SkyMap
    astromist like PC starryNight ..

    I buy astromist 2.1 .. and it include many Mars picture .. recently for help me
    observe Mars ..
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    Yeah, Astromist is great, but has anyone had any issues with using GPS to get your location (using bluetooth)?

    I'm TOTALLY a novice at astronomy, but nevertheless technically adept and I've been unsuccessful getting the GPS to work (over bluetooth).

    Greg

    GlobalSat bluetooth GPS receiver
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    Nevermind, I got the GPS to work by starting Astromist AFTER powering up the GPS.

    Greg

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