A big part of what we love about camping is the time spent outdoors and nighttime stargazing. There is just something special about being able to sit outside by the campfire and stare up at the constellations. It often begs the question why we don’t do more of it when we are home but the truth is that life just gets busy. So, take full advantage of those night skies when you’re here. They are amazing. And here are some useful apps to help guide you to what you might see when you look up.
Produced by Terminal Eleven, the app costs nothing on iOS and Android. The app uses your phone sensors and screen to make an augmented reality look at what’s actually from the sky. You can actually turn your tablets or smartphone into an AR viewfinder to recognize planets, constellations and stars. You can also make use of the app to monitor any object in the sky and acquire more information on specific objects, satellites and planets. There’s additionally a time travel feature which can be used to view the sky in the past or down the road based on the movement of each object.
- Night Sky
Utilizing the app, you can view a great deal of stars, planets, satellites and constellations. In the event you connect the app to the Apple Watch, you can easily see the sky on your wrist. Hold up your watch to examine any objects inside the sky or view a celestial compass providing an overview of the objects for sale in the sky that particular night. There’s another virtual look at the solar system where one can circle around to get the best view.
- Sky Map
The app converts your smartphone or tablet in to a mobile planetarium. The app uses the sensors on the mobile device to calculate your geographical position and employ the data to show a detailed star map of where your system is pointed to the sky. The map provides useful information for example the constellations, names of planets and stars and even more.