Dark Sky Finder by Skidmore Properties, LLC (Universal)
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Released: Jul 6, 2021
Version: 2.1
Size: 57 MB
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Dark Sky Finder

Skidmore Properties, LLC
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Get away from the city's bright glow and head out to dark skies, where the Milky Way shines with countless stars overhead.

Dark Sky Finder helps you locate nearby dark skies to take a telescope, watch a meteor shower, or simply relax under the stars. See light pollution maps of the ENTIRE WORLD, along with dots that indicate good observing locations. Anyone can add a good observation site — for instance, a public park with no bright lights — and write a few words about it to help other people in the area looking for a dark location.

** KEY FEATURES **
• Light Pollution Map: Overlaid on top of the standard map, satellite, or hybrid. Covers the entire world.
• Dark Sites: Escape to dark skies in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Includes user reviews, directions, and information on sky conditions, important notes, parking, fees, bathrooms, camping, weather, and much more.
• Add a Dark Site: Make a contribution by adding a dark site for everyone to enjoy.
• Clear Sky Charts: Finds the nearest Clear Sky Chart to pull in information on transparency, seeing, and other conditions relevant to telescope observers.
• Bortle Scale: Tap on the map legend to toggle between the Bortle Scale and basic scale. Read more about the Bortle Scale for measuring light pollution in the About tab.

** SUPPORT & FEEDBACK **
Send an email to james@skidmoreapps.com for support or to give feedback on the app. Feedback is always appreciated!

What's new in version 2.1
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Fixed crashing bug
- Hundreds of new dark sites added across the globe
Our verdict: Good
  • + Dark Sky Finder is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + Dark Sky Finder is currently ranked #96 in paid Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #155 in paid Reference apps for iPad.
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