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Dark Sky Meter for iphone/ipad
« on: August 11, 2013, 02:36:10 PM »
came across this app has any one used it on there iphone or ipads.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/dark-sky-meter/id602989060?l=en&mt=8

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Re: Dark Sky Meter for iphone/ipad
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 03:49:44 PM »
I'm curious as to how it works. I have the 110 SQM, and I imagine that it has a very sensitive sensor in it, but I could be wrong and could have saved myself 106.01!


I might try it out and report back.


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Re: Dark Sky Meter for iphone/ipad
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 11:53:02 PM »
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Re: Dark Sky Meter for iphone/ipad
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 01:44:46 AM »
Found an Android app too. Not tested it yet though.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=334830179247&story_fbid=10151794820829248


That app doesn't actually measure the sky and give a reading. It is part of a citizen science project to collect data about visual limiting magnitude all over the world. The app tells you to look for specific stars/constellation and you say whether or not you can see them. It then sends the results to a server to collect the data.


I think the developers of the Apple app say that the reason they can't develop the same app for Android is because iPhones and iPads all use the same cameras. Because Android devices all have different cameras, then they don't have resources to come up with an app to cater for any and all cameras.