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Sky Map for Android

What is Sky Map? Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky. It will identify objects that appear in the sky and allow users to search for them. How can I get Sky Map? The app is available for download at the Google Play. Where is Sky Map be available? Sky Map can be downloaded from the Google Play in countries where an Android-powered device is available. Is the app available only in English? The app is currently available in over a dozen languages. Does the app work on all Android-powered devices? Yes, the device will work on all Android-powered devices running Android 1.5 or higher. How does Sky Map work? The app uses Android-powered devices' built-in compass, GPS, and clock to display an annotated Sky Map of the area it is facing. What can I do with Sky Map? Sky Map enables users to identify stars and planets by pointing their devices towards these objects in the sky. Does Sky Map use the device's camera to determine what you see on the screen?

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Point your phone at the sky, and Google Sky Map will show the stars, planets, constellations, and more to help you identify the celestial objects in view. by markbillson Jul 11

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