Sky Map

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Sky Map

Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced. Troubleshooting/FAQ The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place Make sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here: http://www.gsmarena.com/ Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI. Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass? Try switching off "magnetic correction" (in settings) and see if that is more accurate. Why is autolocation not supported for my phone? In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?p=app_permissons_m The Map is jittery Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings). We have a better solution coming soon! Do I need an internet connection? No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won't work without one. You'll have to use the GPS or enter a latitude and longitude instead. Can I help test the latest features? Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version. https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid Find us elsewhere: * https://github.com/sky-map-team/stardroid (github - source code) * http://goo.gl/XWjRg (Google Plus) * http://groups.google.com/group/google-sky-map * http://twitter.com/skymapdevs

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  • Highligths
    Mind blowing app for amateur enthusiast star gazer”
    Good teaching tool to boot”
    Everything appears to work well even night vision mode”
    Can we have the camera view underneath”
    Fantastic app for star gazers
    A great learning tool that can be used for practical purposes”
    It also super fun to play with”
    Overall this a helpful app for amateur astronomers and star gazers alike”
    Awesome app that's a great educational tool for teaching my kids”
    A fabulous insight into the night sky in real time detail”
  • Keep in mind
    5 S and not able to see the search tool
    Doesn't work says something about turning auto location on and overlays”
    Can't stay focused on an object”
    There is a time zone error in this application”
    Because I can't find the search button
    Doesn't even show the search option on my new samsung e7”
    Don't give apps access to your phone calls
    Does not auto rotate on my Sony Xperia xa”
    Really glitchy and hard to find stuff also everythings backwards”
    Incorrect GPS location

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