WHAT’S NEW v4.7: – Landscape mode on iPad for all screens (daytime tool and bubble level will not rotate while you are using them). (Pro) – Dawes/Rayleigh limit calculator. (Pro) – World Magnetic Model calculator. (Pro) – Switched to WMM2015 v2 for the compass magnetic declination. (Pro) – Covington Grid Method for Polaris circle reticles. […]
What’s New v2.1 -Fix for NOAA water vapor not loading on some devices. -List of recent places holds more (10) and multiple manual locations are stored. -Xasteria top title is gone to allow more app space, plus other tweaks. More info on the Xasteria page.
Major release, especially for Apple Watch users, featuring a new Watch extension taking advantage of . A quick preview: New Watch Features: – Moon Phase view added to the first screen, moon/sun rise/set times on second screen. – New (third) screen with the Xasteria weather report. – Reticle zoom slider. – Ability to switch mode […]
I will try to list a few of my favorite astronomy apps for iOS. Caveat: I will have to start with a couple of my own apps, since by definition (being designed by myself, exactly as I wanted them), as far as I am concerned they are the best at what they do, so I […]
If you are going to try and capture the solar eclipse with an equatorial mount, you are probably concerned about how you are going to do the polar alignment (unless you are lucky enough to be able to set up the previous night). Sky & Telescope seems to have popularized a method which uses a […]
Using a DSLR camera for astrophotography has you dealing with quite noisy data, and the issue is compounded if you are shooting from the city under light-polluted skies. Noisy data gives you a hard time when processing, so it would initially take me quite some time and effort to get to pleasing results, even with dedicated […]
Update July 6 2015: Canon SDK update with support for EOS 5DS/760D/750D. There is a nice little free program called EOS Camera Movie Record that allows you to capture 5x live-view video from your camera, which is the best way to do planetary photography for most Canon DSLRs (with the exception of 550D and 60D which have the […]
Originally made for myself to compensate my ZEQ25’s polar scope reticle centering error, I made it available through the Apple app store in a free ad-supported version and a paid Pro version with a few extra features (such as manually setting the date, time, location if you don’t want to use the current time/gps location […]