Saturday, March 05, 2005

Astronomy for free on your PPC

If you're into astronomy and have a Windows Mobile or Pocket PC device, check out Orionic. This freeware is like a personalized star chart to help you find what you're looking for in the heavens.

This is a great use of mobile technology as is provides all of the information you need to enjoy a night out stargazing. Previously, I've used paper star charts, but those are outdated soon after you print them. I've also brought a laptop outside with me, but that gets a little clunky after a while. Plus, you really need a place to put the laptop down which gets tricky on a "dewy" night. Orionic provides everything you need and lets you carry it your pocket!

Orionic v1.2 is available for free by clicking the post title. The install is 1.25MB and requires the Pocket PC (or better) operating system.

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At 3/07/2005 11:50 AM, Blogger Jorgen said...

requires the Pocket PC (or better) operating systemSo, what is better than the Pocket PC operating system? :)

At 3/07/2005 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


There is Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and soon Windows Mobile 2005!

Pocket PC has long been replaced by Windows Mobile 2003!

P.S.- Nice Astronomy Application!!! THANKS!!!

Best regards,

At 3/08/2005 3:47 PM, Blogger Kevin C. Tofel said...

In my mind the only thing better than the PPC OS is the Tablet PC OS! ;) That's really not a fair comparison though...

The last post is correct. PocketPC was the OS name from 2000 to 2003. The "or better" part refers to Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003 SE.


At 3/16/2005 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. It would be very nice if the name of the constellation name showed when the group of stars is tapped on the screen. Do you think this will be added? Thanks!


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