Software and Apps to Help the Suburban Astronomer

  • Malcolm Zack
  • Andrew Gannon
  • John McRoberts
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


One of the biggest changes in astronomy in recent years has been the huge increase in the number of computer programs and apps to help astronomers find their way around the night sky. The widespread ownership of smartphones and tablets has given us a convenient way to carry with us planetarium software that can be used at the telescope. Some of these can now drive telescope systems using wireless technology.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Zack
    • 1
  • Andrew Gannon
    • 2
  • John McRoberts
    • 3
  1. 1.ChigwellUK
  2. 2.Waltham AbbeyUK
  3. 3.Great DunmowUK

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