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View Full Version : Interested in Astronomy? Check out Pocket Stars Smartphone

Jason Dunn
12-08-2003, 08:38 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.nomadelectronics.com/smartphone/' target='_blank'>http://www.nomadelectronics.com/smartphone/</a><br /><br /></div>"Pocket Stars Smartphone is a high accuracy star chart and guide to the heavens for Windows Mobile Smartphones. Based on the award winning version for Pocket PC's, Pocket Stars Smartphone combines rich capabilities with simple and quick navigation.<br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Orion.gif" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Star Chart Features:<br /><br /> 9110 stars <br /> Constellations <br /> Solar system bodies <br /> Messier and Caldwell Objects<br /> Display of orbital paths for inner solar system bodies showing daily positions for one year centered on current date.<br /> Manual or automatic control of star magnitudes. Simple control over which objects to display. Overall, these features give great control of visual clutter given the limited screen real estate on the Smartphone. <br /> Much more..."<br /><br />This is the kind of stuff that I love to see - someone creating an incredibly rich application for the Smartphone, allowing it to reach its potential as a platform of being much more than just a phone. Go check out all the screen shots to see what I mean - way to go Nomad Electronics!

12-09-2003, 02:49 AM
Now that's a nice program. And just in time for use with my son's new telescope he got for his birthday. Now I can sound smart and point out things other than Orion!

Very cool app. Many features. Quick response. Nice graphics and information. Too Cool. :D