Sky Map App

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Sky Map App is a hand-held planetarium for your device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae, and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open-sourced.

Troubleshooting/FAQ Sky Map App

Sky Map App doesn’t move/points in the wrong place

Make sure you haven’t switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here: http://www.gsmarena.com/

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Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI.

Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass?

Try switching off “magnetic correction” (in settings) and see if that is more accurate.

Why is the auto location not supported for my phone?

In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?p=app_permissons_m

Sky Map App is jittery

If you have a phone that lacks a gyro then some jitter is to be expected. Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings).

Do I need an internet connection?

No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won’t work without one. You’ll have to use the GPS or enter latitude and longitude instead.

Can I help test the latest features?

Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version. https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid

Find us elsewhere:

GitHub: https://github.com/sky-map-team/stardroid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113507592330/

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