Astrophotography has many things in common with regular photography but comes with its own unique challenges. You will need the right equipment and conditions to produce great photos of the planets and stars. These 5 astrophotography iPhone apps can help:
Observer Pro: a sophisticated iPhone app for astrophotography planning. It comes with visibility charts, astronomical weather forecasts, and 14000 deep sky objects. Can measure your local horizon profile fast.
NightSkyToolbox: a utility app that provides you with the current longitude and latitude, the Polaris local hour angle with the rotated polar finder reticle images, FoV & resolution calculator and everything you need to put your camera or telescope to good use.
AstroAid: an iPhone app for amateur astronomers that visualizes what they will see through their camera and telescope. It can take int account magnification, actual field of view, visual magnitude limit, and other parameters. It also comes with several astronomical catalogs.
Scope Nights: helps you find the right conditions for your stargazing and astrophotography. Lets you compare up to 10 locations up to 10 nights ahead. Provides you with a global light pollution map to save you time.
Dark Sky Finder: as the name suggests, this app helps you find dark skies around you with less light pollution. It provides you with directions, user reviews, and other relevant info. You can add your own dark sites.
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