I'll be trying out a few of these for sure. I've been using Google Sky Map for a while, and I think it's pretty cool. It doesn't align itself to the area of sky that I'm pointing it at very well though, so it takes a bit of imagination to figure out where things are in the sky in relation to the map shown. Hopefully one of these will offer a better rendition of what I'm looking at.
I have tried many free and paid star chart applications and the only one I use any more is Distant Suns. It cost more than the others but it is well worth it. And, they keep adding features with every update. While not specifically an Astronomy application, Iridium flares is very cool, too. It's fun to be at a star party and announce that one is going to come over and then show everyone where and when.
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