SatFinderAndroid

SatFinderAndroid

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SatFinder Android is an Android-based geostationary satellite location and dish alignment tool. It has a database of all current geostationary satellites worldwide, and it provides detailed pointing instructions for all of them. It also has a list of popular satellite receiving dish models with pointing data for them as well. And more, it has a way to superimpose the locations of your selected satellites directly on a live camera picture of the sky at your location. The picture on this page shows a typical display of three user-selected satellites, positioned on the sky in their correct locations. SatFinder Android also has another pointing method, meant for Android devices without cameras, that uses your Android device as an azimuth and elevation signting tool.

SatFinder Android takes what was once a rather complex technical job requiring a knowledge of ZIP codes, city and state names, or geograhic positions, plus a hand bearing compass and an inclinometer, and collapses it into an easy-to-use Android application that locates itself, finds your satellite, and then tells you where it is by pointing to it.

The SatFinder Android Home Page is located at http://arachnoid.com/android/SatFinderAndroid

Tags: satfinder, satfinter, dish align, location of dish satellites, dishpointer = satellite dish alignment, geostationary tagged images using, satellite compass dish alignment pointer, dish pointer, dish tv alignment, dish pointing.

Recently changed in this version

01.17.2014 Version 1.4.2. Fixed a bug that prevented display updates after selecting a new satellite.
11.19.2013 Version 1.4.1. Updated satellite list.
08.26.2013 Version 1.4.0. Reworked the camera management code to increase the robustness of camera acquisition.


Comments and ratings for SatFinderAndroid
  • (59 stars)

    by Mojtaba Poor Yahya on 18/04/2014

    عالی

  • (59 stars)

    by Rob Jacobs on 13/06/2013

    Niet voor de Nederlandse regio astra's niet aangegeven.

  • (59 stars)

    by Dylan Teede on 05/06/2013

    Helps me to find phone signal in the most precarious spots :)

  • (59 stars)

    by A Google User on 18/11/2012

    Good app as previously rated gives a coarse guide then your able to fine tune

  • (59 stars)

    by Robert on 11/09/2012

    Can be used as a coarse reference for satellite receiver pointing.