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Old 10-30-2007, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just downloaded a free astronomy program Starry Nights. It looks pretty cool. I played around with a PC version along time ago. They make great software. It uses your zip code to show you what's in your sky, it also is GPS enabled if you have it on your BB. This is internet based so it will use up your data if you don't have an unlimited plan. Have fun.

http://www.starrynightsupport.com/wi...tarryNight.jad

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Old 10-30-2007, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks, got a link?
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't figure out how to pan... upward and downward, specifically. I'd like to see what's above my head, not at the horizon. But, all in all, I can't complain. It's a good start, and it's free.
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here is the link. Sorry, I forgot about the important parts: http://www.starrynightsupport.com/wi...tarryNight.jad
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The only way to pan around is to select N, E, S, or W before sending. Maybe in the next version we will be able to pan and look up to.
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i keep getting a javalang error on the 8300. Ive only browsed the site but has anyone else gotten this error?
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i keep getting a javalang error on the 8300. Ive only browsed the site but has anyone else gotten this error?
yeah - I finally figured out you need to enable Bluetooth and actually pair with your GPS puck (I used Google Maps to do it) first, then run this app and it'll start up fine. Honestly because it crashes like this and it was pretty useless (it just shows a static pic of the sky and has no controls, I just ended up deleting it.

Y'all might give MicroSky a try, I think it's a much, much cooler astronomy applet for the phone:

http://www.upto.org/microsky/
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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that is odd, seems kind of counterproductive to have to pair with a GPS puck AND put your zipcode in.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think if you dont use the gps, it just gives you the reading when you turn it on for the location youve set ... ... if the gps is turned on, it updates itself every minute or so, and if you move, it takes that into account. so, i "think" the gps does not have to be turned on to get some value from the program..

also, ... the version that is for iphones does let you zoom and pan. i dont know why the bb version cant.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It crashes on send. Oh well.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Microsky is much better. Unfortunate Starry Night for Blackberry isn't quite there yet, though, as I use Starry Night software on my home desktop with much success.
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Starry Night also crashes for me on send. It appears to pick my coordinates up okay but i just get a blank white screen. i've uninstalled and am going to try microsky.
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