Sunday, August 07, 2011

Orionic in pocket

I downloaded and installed Orionic 1.2 onto a hp iPAQ HW6955 running Windows Mobile 5 (via ActiveSync 4.5). I was curious about what kind of features it might offer, whether the freeware app might be worth having in one's pocket.

It's pretty limited. It can show equatorial or alt-az gridlines, constellation lines and borders, the horizon. It supports drag-and-drop panning on the touch screen (although it's a little slow) and zooming. When you tap an object, the name appears. But it seems that this little program only does stars! There are no Messier objects, NGCs, other DSOs. And no planets!

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