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With several clear nights over the past week, I've been playing with the Synscan Pro app (Android) in conjunction with a Synscan WiFi adapter on an EQ3Pro mount. I have to say I'm generally quite impressed. Much cheaper than buying a traditional handset.
However, this evening I was trying to "creep up" on the Andromeda Galaxy by star hopping towards it via Mirach, Mu Andromedae and Nu Andromedae. Mirach was no problem but the other stars were not available for selection in the app. Am I missing something? I couldn't find any way to enter an SAO number or any other catalogue number to find the minor stars.
Is this a limitation of the app? Or the adapter perhaps? Or is it me?
Exceptionally clear here in south Wiltshire last night.
Grabbed a met office map for midnight.
I believe this situation, between two anticyclones and two low pressure areas is called a ‘col’.
I don’t know if this is generally regarded as favourable for good observing conditions?
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