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Recommendation 7: Get a good smartphone/tablet/computer App
It used to be that people starting out with stargazing would need a stack of star charts to learn the night sky. Now an inexpensive app for a phone or tablet is all that is needed. What’s better about a good star app?

✭ It can display the night sky for any location and date.
✭ It can provide a list of the night’s best targets and show where they are.
✭ It can provide lots of information and photos of the targets.
✭ It works well in the dark.

There are lots of great apps out there. The one we recommend is Sky Safari. See www.skysafariastronomy.com. We recommend the Plus version since it offers so many useful features.

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