Stargazing with a smartphone | BBC Sky at Night Magazine

 

Stargazing with a smartphone | BBC Sky at Night Magazine

By combining GPS positioning and an accelerometer, your phone can tell not only where you are on the planet, but exactly where you’re pointing it; cue planetarium apps that show you exactly what you’re looking at in the night sky.

There are apps to help you plan observing sessions, find satellites and the International Space Station.

There are apps that aid astrophotography, and provide the latest astronomical updates.

Below, we look at 15 of these essential tools for astronomy.

– Thanks to smartphone apps, you can now keep a wealth of astronomical knowledge in your pocket.

Source: skyatnightmagazine.com/news/astronomy-astrophotography-stargazing-smartphone

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Testing the Sony a7III for Astrophotography

Testing the Sony a7III for Astrophotography

Testing the Sony a7III for Astrophotography

I put the new Sony a7III mirrorless camera through its paces for the features and functions we need to shoot the night sky. Sony’s a7III camera has enjoyed rave reviews since its introduction earli…

Source: amazingsky.net/2018/05/31/testing-the-sony-a7iii-for-astrophotography/

Testing the Sony a7III for Astrophotography Testing the Sony a7III for Astrophotography I put the new Sony a7III mirrorless camera through its paces for the features and functions we need to shoot the night sky. Sony’s a7III camera has enjoyed rave reviews since its introduction earli… Source: amazingsky.net/2018/05/31/testing-the-sony-a7iii-for-astrophotography/