We have covered a ton of awesome astronomy applications here in the past. Whether you are interested in learning more about the stars, identify them in the sky, track meteor showers, or plan your stargazing party, there are plenty of iOS apps out there for you. You are going to find these iPhone telescope apps and astronomy planners useful when you plan to take your equipment with you to observe the objects in the sky:
Scope Nights: provides you with astronomy weather reports so you can decide when to take your telescope out. It provides you with weather ratings to take the guesswork out of the process.
SkySafari Pro: a good choice for those of you who need a powerful astronomy app to help you explore the universe like a pro. The pro version can point your GoTo or Push-To telescope to the right place as long as you have the right accessories.
Observer Pro: a premium application that provides you with charts and the information you need to get more out of your stargazing sessions. It even helps you keep track of your favorite observing sites. Gives you easy access to weather forecasts too.
Scope Help: a free application that helps you set up your telescope at the right time and location. It helps you find out transit times for polar alignment. The equipment manager and eyepiece calculator features are useful too.
PolarAlign: uses iPhone’s Location service to get your current latitude and longitude. You can enter those manually. It helps you properly align your equatorial telescope mount.
Star Charts: provides you with detailed charts of the night sky so you can put your binoculars and telescopes to good use. The app automatically detects your current location. Charts can shown north up or south up to match your location. You can also search charts by constellation or star name. Not for beginners.
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