I bought an Android device (Xperia 10 Mini Pro) because I wanted to try Google Sky. By attaching phone to a telescope by means of DIY mounting mechanism shown above, objects may be located through Push To, a system of locating objects similar to Go To.  I also use this phone as a GPS device, a compass, and a handy starmap :)

Android phone mounted on a telescope

Related article: Android App for Navigating the Night Sky

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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