App of the Month: Sky Guide

Like star gazing during your night watch? Check out this app.

App of the Month: Sky Guide

As far as night watches go, the best thing you can hope for, in my opinion anyway, is that it's uneventful. Check your course, check your horizon, make sure everything aboard is OK, and then check out the stars and enjoy the night for a little while. On nights like this, one of my favorite things to do is take out my iPhone and use the Sky Guide app. Curious what planet or star that it? Just point your phone at it and the image of the night sky on the screen will orient to what you are looking at. You can even point it downward to see what will be coming over the horizon next. Handy when you are hoping to catch the moonrise. Sky Guide is truly a beautiful, easy to use app and has become my night watch companion.

Sky Guide is available for the iPhone and iPad for $1.99