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I'm not an astronomer but I enjoy looking up at the sky.

So tonight I saw something moving in the sky. It looked like a star, and it was definitely not a plane (I checked in flightradar).

Is there an app, similar to flightradar for planes, that will tell me what's traveling above me in the sky?

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  • $\begingroup$ Check out star walk 2 on the app store $\endgroup$ – Limpy May 28 '18 at 14:13
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Chris Peat maintains a very sophisticated database of satellites and their visibilites at http://heavens-above.com, and there is an app available.

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Try something like Stellarium (apk or PC), or Celestron's Starry Night apk for your phone (if you don't want to pay). Hope that helps! [Edit: I'm sorry I haven't mentioned anything on the Appstore; Stellarium is also available for MacOS and for iOS, and also Celestron's Starry Night for iOS. This answer seems to help out on the iOS side: https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/26205/22907]

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  • $\begingroup$ I feel these are easy to use, esp. if you're just starting out in astronomy or something. $\endgroup$ – ExtremeRaider May 6 '18 at 7:16

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