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(Craig & Tammy)(Ghost of Cepheus)(Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7)(QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C)(28 x 15min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, & B)

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November 04, 2012, 10:15:48 PM by ccdastrovideo | Views: 3212 | Comments: 3

Good evening fellow astro buffs!

If you are involved in doing star parties or any astro education, you have I'm sure been asked about magnification.

Sure you can do the math and keep all the numbers for all the combinations of your scopes and eyepieces in your head... or you can purchase an iOS app.

I recently purchased Astro Aid ($2.99) to solve all these mysteries and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the User Interface as well as the library of equipment and targets.

Here is the itunes link ...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/astroaid/id541448395?ls=1&mt=8

Of the 30 plus astro app's that I have, this is one of the top 10 for usefulness.
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