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SS and SS+ handheld planisphere option?

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SS and SS+ handheld planisphere option?


Post by pakarinen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:20 pm

I've never used Sky Safari as a planisphere but thought I'd try it for grins on my iPhone 7. Tilted my phone back, toggled the compass button and plotz - nothing. Turned on location services and still nothing.

I get a msg that it can't determine true north so it will use mag north. I didn't see anything else in the manual, so what am I missing? Do I need the compass app installed?

Maybe no surprise since the compass app was way off anyway when I did have it on my phone.

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