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Starry Night Celestron SE vs SkySafari

I received my Celestron 130SLT from my children as a gift. I am very new to all this and in the process of learning as I go. When I received the Celestron 130SLT there was a version of Starry Night Celestron SE software available for free as a download. It came with a verification number. I was able to download the software with no problems and receive my verification code. However, today, I received an offer to upgrade to SkySafari. My question is, what is the difference between these two software programs? Am I o.k. using the Starry Night Celestron SE? Additionally, is the Starry Night Celestron SE software similar to the Starry Night Pro or Enthusiast version? Thanks for the help.

 

Jim

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Jim,

    Starry Night Celestron SE is perfect to get started with your new Celestron telescope.  Starry Night is not supported on mobile devices (iOS & Android).  SkySafari is our #1 professional astronomy app for mobile devices.  That would be the leading reason you may want to pick up SkySafari 5 Plus at this time.  As a beginner, you would find that both Starry Night SE and SkySafari Plus offer an equivalent set of features and databases.

    Enjoy your new Celestron scope!  Clear skies!

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    James Childress

    Thank you for the quick response. I am currently using the free version of SkyPortal powered by SkySafari 5. SkySafari 5 Plus seems to be a decent upgrade over SkyPortal. I'll probably give it a try as I continue to learn. Thanks again.

     

    Jim

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