How To Plan Your Milky Way Photography

Let’s go! Hi PhotoPillers! Today I’m in Favàritx, one of the most beautiful places that we have here Menorca, the island where we live in, and I’m going to show you how to use PhotoPills to plan the Milky Way, to find the Milky Way, to calculate the exact date and time the Milky Way will be in the right position you want in the sky for the photo you want. And you see
that it’s very very easy. And today it’s about planning but if you are interested
in learning how to shoot the Milky Way please go to our website and visit our
“Academy” section and there you’ll find a very nice article which is called “How To
Shoot Truly Contagious Milky Way Pictures” and there you have everything
you need. Alright? Well, with the Milky Way you have
many possibilities. Sometimes, you want to show you when it’s very low in the sky,
very close to the horizon for example, to shoot a very nice panorama of the Milky
Way arching above your subject. Other times you want it to have it as a
diagonal with your subject, or even completely vertical, and that will depend on the story you wanna tell. I’ll show you in a second how to plan all these possible compositions and ideas with PhotoPills. But first I’d like to share
with you two key Milky Way facts that will make the planning even easier. The
first thing you should know about the Milky Way is that it’s visible every day
at night. Every day the whole year the Milky Way arch is visible. What’s not
visible is the galactic center, the core of the Milky Way, the brightest part of
the Milky Way, the center of our galaxy, and the piece of the Milky Way every
photographer, any photographer wants to have in the photo, right? And that’s why
we say there is a Milky Way hunting season. Because there is a period during
the year that goes from February-March to October-November where the galactic center is visible. Unfortunately, it’s not visible from November to January. And the
second Milky Way fact that I want to share with you is how the Milky Way changes
its position throughout the year and where to find the galactic center. At the
beginning of the season, from March to May, is when you will be able to show
the Milky Way when it’s very low in the sky. So it’s perfect for shooting
compositions with a Milky Way completely horizontal or, for example, a very low
arch, or the Milky Way just above your subject. Or even smaller diagonals… And at the beginning of the season the galactic centre, you’ll find the galactic center in the
direction southeast, right? At the end of the season, it’s the perfect time to
shoot the Milky Way when it’s completely vertical. So if you want to show the Milky
Way with the completion completely vertical, you will have to wait until
July, September, October, November for that specific composition and you’ll find the
galactic center in the directions south, southwest. And in the middle of
the season is when you can show it forming really nice diagonals with your
subject and the galactic centre will be in the directions of southeast, south,
and southwest. These are the two key facts that will
help us understand how to use PhotoPills to plan the Milky Way. Now that
you know all the basics, all you have to do is to go to a really nice powerful
location with little light pollution, or no light pollution at all, find your
initial shooting spot with a really nice view of a landscape and take PhotoPills appeals to explore all the Milky Way possibilities throughout the year. So what I’m going to do now is to use PhotoPills to plan the Milky Way during the New Moon every single month
of the year. So I’m going to look into the New Moon dates of March, April, May,
bla bla bla… And see how the Milky Way moves and the possibilities I have. Why the New
Moon? It’s because I don’t want to take into account the Moon at the moment. I
want the sky to be completely black, pitch black, so I don’t want any
moonlight in the scene. In an advanced level, obviously, you might want to introduce
the Moon in the planning. So, for example, to have a Moon that lights your
foreground is one possibility. And at what time I’m going to start looking at
the Milky Way every day? Well, during the New Moon I’m going to look at
night. So, this is after the end of the Astronomical Twilight in the evening,
so it’s when there is no residual light of the Sun and the sky is completely
black. Let’s get into business now! I’m in the right shooting spot, my initial
shooting spot, I have a really nice view of the Milky Way. And since today is 22nd
of January 2016, it’s the beginning of the year, the season of Milky Way has not
started yet. My first idea is to plan when the Milky Way arch is going to be
just right above the lighthouse, when the Milky Way is going to be arching above
the lighthouse that I have just behind my back, right? So, let’s do it! The first thing to
do is to go to PhotoPills. Now you go to the Planner… and here you have it! This is Menorca, where we live, and Favàritx is… right… over here… Yep! Here you have the
lighthouse and I am right here… This is my shooting spot. Okay, the date in the
Planner now is set to the 24th of January. And the first thing I want to do
is to set the date to the next New Moon because I’m going to start planning New
Moon after New Moon, right? To do so just double tap on the time bar to set time
and date to the current date. So now it’s… The time bar marks the 22nd of January. And then tap on the Moon picture you see on the top panel several times until you
get to the New Moon in February, which is on the 8th. Great!
I’ve set the date of the next New Moon. Second thing. Just place the red pin, the
observer’s pin, right in the shooting spot. And since I’m right in the shooting
spot the easiest way to do it is by tapping the GPS button. And the GPS
button you find it in the plus button you see on the map, and it’s the first one.
So just tap on it and, as you see, the observer’s pin is right now where I am.
Another thing. This lighthouse is very small and I like having my subject
perfectly identified on the map. And the way to do it is by using a secondary pin,
which we call the obstacles pin, and I’ll place it right on my subject. To do so
just sweep all the top panels to the right until you get to the pin to pin
geodetic info panel, and tap on the icon you see on the panel with the two
mountains. And you’ll make appear the secondary pin. Drag and drop it on your
subject… Great! My lighthouse… Perfect! As you see I have my shooting spot with
the red pin, and my black pin on my lighthouse. So I have my subject perfectly
identified on the map. Great! All we have to do now is to start playing the Milky
Way. So let’s switch on the Milky Way planner… So drag the top panel to the
left until you reach the two last panels, which are the two Milky Way panels: the first one and the second one. Let’s pay attention to the first one in the first
place. This panel is telling me the visibility
time for the selected date and the observer’s pin position, the red pin position. So
it’s telling me when the galactic center will become visible during the night
that goes from the 8th to the 9th of February, right? In this case the
galactic center will be visible at 1 minute past 5:00 in the morning on
the 9th, until 12 minutes past 6:00 a.m., in the morning. Let’s switch on the
Milky Way planner. You see that on the top panel you have a button. If you tap
it, you activate the Milky Way panel of PhotoPills. Now I have the Milky Way and
so the Moon information displays on the map. If I only want to have the Milky
Way information displayed on the map, I just have to tap the button again and here I
have it: only the Milky Way information. If I tap it again, you have the Sun-Moon
information displayed, but now I’m since I’m going to start planning the Milky
Way I’ll leave it only with the Milky Way information on the map. And what we
have here are two more lines and a kind of concentric circumferences.
Okay, first the lines. The light gray one is telling me where the galactic center
will become visible and the darker one where it will become not visible. So I
know that at 1 minute past 5:00 in the morning, the galactic center will become
not… will become visible in the direction of the light gray one, and it will become
not visible at 6:12 the morning in the direction of the dark gray line. These
are the azimuth lines, visibility azimuth lines. Notice that these lines
are pointing to the southeast direction. This is because we are the begining of the
season and the galactic center is in the southeast direction. Never look for
the galactic center in the north direction. It’s never there, okay? Move on! The
concentric circumferences… What are they? They are a kind of contouring lines
for the Milky Way arch, okay? The larger circumference represents elevations
of zero degrees (0º) and the center of the circumferences represents an
elevation of ninety degrees (90º), right? And they will help us understand when… the position of the Milky Way in the sky. If it’s very low in the sky, near the
horizon, or very high in the sky. Each elevation between… the step between two consecutive circumferences is ten degrees (10º) of elevation. Perfect. At the moment I
don’t see the Milky Way arch represented on the map and that’s because the time
set in the planner is daytime, it’s 20 minutes to 4 p.m. It’s daytime, right?
So if I move time forwards by dragging the timer to the left you see that a
kind of a dotted arch has appeared on the map. This is the Milky Way
representation. And you also have a thin white line that goes through the center
of the circumferences. This line is telling me where the galactic center is
meeting with the horizon. So there are two crossing points of the Milky Way arch
with the horizon. So this line is telling me… this white line is telling me the
directions where the Milky Way arch is crossing with the horizon, right? I have two
crossing points of the Milky Way. Let’s go to the arch again. So let’s
leave it here, for example. Now the Milky Way arch is very close to the center.
This means that the Milky Way is very high in the sky, very vertical. If you go
to the next panel, to the second panel of the Milky Way, here you have a Milky Way picture that it’s telling you exactly the position of the Milky Way in the sky:
pretty vertical. And also, this panel is giving me the position, the azimuth and
elevation of the galactic center, but also the highest point in the sky. So the
point of maximum elevation of the Milky Way, you know? The center of the arch
which… whose… which elevation is seventy four point nine degrees (74.9º) exactly. So it’s very very very high. The blue bar you see behind the… besides the picture is linked
to the Moon phase. When it’s completely blue is because it’s New Moon, and when
it’s completely dark it’s because it’s Full Moon. So by just paying attention to
this bar you will know if you have Moon or you don’t have Moon, right? It’s just a
reminder that “Okay, be careful you have Moon” or “You… you can rest, you
can feel safe because there is no Moon”, right? But, also, you can use the night AR
option to see the position of the Milky Way in the sky. If I tap on the night AR
button that you have below the time bar, I can have a like… a live view of the
Milky Way. So here I have the horizon which is this grey line and the Milky Way arch… I
just have to look for it… Here it is. It’s pretty pretty vertical. This is one
crossing point with the horizon and the arch goes up up up, right above my head, and here I have the second crossing point with the horizon. So, as you see, the Milky
Way is very high in the sky. Going back to the Planner and moving time forward
until the arch gets closer to the larger circumference… Again, pay attention to the
Moon picture on the top panel. It’s getting lower, it’s getting more horizontal. And
also the elevation of the maximum… the highest spot on the arch is down to almost thirty degrees (30º). Tap on the night AR button and you’ll
have a live view of the Milky Way, crossing point, and the arch now is closer to
the horizon, and the second crossing point. So I know that on the 9th of
February at 2:09 a.m. in the morning this is the position of the
Milky Way in AR view. And this is on the map view. Now, if I move time forward,
you see that there is a moment that the dots forming the arch are getting bigger
and bigger. This is telling me that the galactic center is about to appear. And
when the time is set at 5:01 in the morning you see that
the galactic center is visible, which is the largest dot you see on the arch. And it’s
linked with the observer sphere, with the center of the circumferences, with these
white thicker azimuth lines, which is telling me where the galactic center
is at any moment. If I keep moving the time, you’ll see that the galactic center
becomes not visible after 6:12 in the morning. Coming back… I
want it visible… So what do I have now? Pay attention to the lighthouse. It’s pretty centered with the arch. I have the two crossing points, the galactic the center, and then
the arch is pretty pretty centered with the… with the lighthouse! So if I tap on
the night AR button, I’m going to see what I have… First
crossing point with the horizon, the arch, the lighthouse, the arch is very low in
the sky, very close to the… to the lighthouse… I don’t really like this
composition. The galactic center, which in PhotoPills it’s represented with this
red dot, and the other crossing point with the arch. So I know that on the 9th
of February at 5:42 a.m. in the morning I can shoot this photo of
the Milky Way arching above my lighthouse. But I don’t like it because it’s pretty low, too low for me. So what am I going to do? Just look what’s going on on March. So I need to set the time, jump to the day of the next New Moon. And
the easiest way to do it is to use the top picture… the top picture you see on
the panel of the Milky Way, okey? This picture… this Milky Way picture
you see on the top panel is also a button. If you tap it, the time… the date has
been set to the following New Moon, which is on the 9th of March. So this
button is kind of magic because you tap it and you go to the next New Moon. It’s
pretty cool… Pretty pretty cool… And again what I have to do now? Just drag time
forwards, move time forward, until the galactic center appears and I have the
photo I want. I want the Milky Way arching above the lighthouse and center it with
the arch, more or less like I have it now. And again, I check the night AR view and
I have the first crossing point with the horizon, the galactic center… Very nice… The arch goes up and here I have the lighthouse just right under the arch, and the other crossing point with the horizon. So now that know that
on the 10th of March at 4:25 a.m. I have this possible photo. I think
I’ll check what’s going on in April too because I prefer to have it a little
bit more high in the sky. Tap again on the Milky Way picture. And, again, move time
forward until the galactic center appears and the arch is centered with the
lighthouse. More or less like this… And again, night AR vision appears kind
of magic… The galactic center… and the lighthouse. I like the height now. It’s pretty cool. And… I think I’ll leave it like this. So on
the 8th of April at 4:30 a.m. in the morning this shot is pretty pretty
nice. Cool! This is kind of magic! Now I know the exact date and time, I can come here and enjoy shooting this magic moment. The thing I want to shoot. Okay, a
really nice Milky Way arch above the lighthouse of Favàritx. Now, what’s going on the rest of the year? Let’s explore all the possibilities that we have. Let’s look
into the New Moon that’s happening in May. Again, tap on the Milky Way picture on
the top panel. The time has… the date has been set to the 6th of May New Moon, and move time forward until the galactic center is visible. And here you see you can shoot
the composition with the arch when it’s low in the sky and also when it’s
vertical. Again, the pic… the top Milky Way picture is telling me, also helping me
to understand the elevation, the position of the arch in the sky. Let’s check if I can shoot a nice diagonal here. For example,
this one. I’m going to have a look at the night AR vision again, crossing point, and
the nice diagonal of the galactic center and the Milky Way. And the arch, and the
lighthouse is just right there. One important thing with the night AR view is that you can move time forward and backward by dragging the screen lightly
with your finger. So I can study all the possible compositions throughout the
night, right? In live view, right? Which is pretty pretty cool. But if I want to
shoot a diagonal I think I have my subject too far away from my galactic
center. So for this spot it’s not pretty cool. I don’t like this spot for shooting
a diagonal with the subject because I would like to have my subject more closer
to the galactic center. So what I would do is to look for another shooting spot
which is going to be more closer to the subject and leaving the galactic center
more aligned with my subject. Let’s try to drag and drop the red pin and let’s pay attention. Let’s look for a shooting spot, for example, like this. When I have
the galactic center closer to my subject, my lighthouse, I’m closer to the
lighthouse too for the shooting, and, probably, this is going to be very nice
position. So, what I’m going to do now is just take my stuff and go, just closer
to the lighthouse and explore again the possible compositions. So, let’s go!
Come with me! Okay, here we are! I find this nice spot. I
love the area because, as you see, we have water here and this water is very
interesting because it will allow us to capture reflections of the stars, you
know? To have the stars actually reflected on the water and that will
make the picture even more powerful with the lighthouse, the galactic center on
the Milky Way, and the stars in the water. And if you go… if we go to the Planner,
all you have to do now… the first thing I have to do, absolutely, is to place the red
pin where I am. And to do it I’m going to use the GPS button again. So tap on
the plus button you see on the map, and the GPS button is the first one. And that’s it. I have the red pin right where I am. Cool! Very cool! And now what I will do is
to align, you know, to align the direction of the… the position of the galactic center
to be just… maybe behind… a little bit behind the lighthouse. So I have the Milky
Way appearing with the galactic center and just the lighthouse behind it, with a
beautiful diagonal of the of the Milky Way. The… A simple line of the galactic
center is very powerful because with only looking at the map I know where it
is relative to the lighthouse. I can check it with the night AR view… And we know slowly, slowly, slowly… That’s it! As you see, lighthouse, galactic center
and Milky Way forming a beautiful diagonal and a very nice composition.
When does it happen? On the 7th May at 3:07 a.m. in the morning,
which is pretty awesome. Going back to the… to the map view now, in May I can shoot the Milky Way when it’s low in the sky but also when it’s vert… not
vertical, but forming a pretty high diagonal. I can reach the elevation, the
top panel is telling me the elevation, maximum elevation I can get, more or less
sixty five point two degrees (65.2º) and the Milky Way picture on the top panel is telling me that I can get a pretty vertical Milky Way. If you notice, I
move time, and the galactic center now is much further from the lighthouse. It’s
not aligned with the lighthouse. I don’t need to check the night AR to know, to understand where the galactic center is. You can read it on the map directly. So, in
this case I’ll have this composition. Diagonal, it’s not ninety degrees (90º), it’s pretty vertical, but not vertical the Milky Way with the galactic center. And the
lighthouse is just over there. Well, let’s look for… let’s try to plan when the Milky Way is going to be vertical. Let’s try to plan a photo with a completely
vertical, ninety degrees (90º), Milky Way. I cannot do it in May. So, I have to jump to the next New Moon, in June, and check if I can actually get the Milky Way completely
vertical. How I do it? I just tap on the Milky Way picture you have on the
top panel. Time has just jumped to the 5th of June, and I move time forward until
I get the maximum inclination of the Milky Way, which is more less like seventy seven (77º), eighty degrees (80º). Not vertical. I cannot get a complete vertical in June. Let’s jump in… let’s go to July. So on the 4th of July… I think July is the month… Yes. I can get
the Milky Way completely vertical. Notice that the Milky Way arch
actually crosses the center of the circumferences. Let me open… the
Milky Picture picture on the top panel is almost… It’s completely vertical and the elevation of
the maximum… the highest spot on the Milky Way arch is eighty nine point
three degrees (89.3º) or ninety degrees (90º) almost. So I can shoot a Milky Way composition
completely vertical in July. But again, notice that the galactic center, the azimuth line of the galactic center is far away from my target which is the
lighthouse. I can check it again on the night AR view and this confirms
what I saw on the map. The galactic center… A completely vertical
Milky Way. But, unfortunately, the lighthouse is far far away which means
that I have to move. I have to change the position. I need to look for another
shooting spot for a different composition. So I’m going to do that on
the map. Okay, what about this spot here, which allows me to shoot, for example, a
beautiful line, a vertical line, which is the lighthouse and another beautiful
line which is going to be the Milky Way, completely vertical with the galactic
center. So this area around… surrounding the actual position of the observer’s pin
is a good area to try to… find out… try to shoot this kind of composition. So, I
think I’ll go there, move closer to the lighthouse, get in front of it, and try to
find the right spot and the right date and time for getting the Milky Way
complete vertical with the lighthouse. So, please, come with me. Let’s go! Move! Well, here we are on the right shooting spot, with the lighthouse beautifully pointing
to the stars. So… Next, let’s go to the Planner again. Let’s place the red pin, the observer’s pin, right on the shooting spot. Right where I am now. So tap again on the
GPS button, you have it already on the map. Tap on it. I’ll tap it again just to
make sure the position is right… And Okay! Perfect. That’s it. As you see, I’ve managed to find the
shooting spot with the lighthouse and the galactic center perfectly aligned
with a lighthouse, with a nice vertical Milky Way with the galactic center. You
can see it on the map. Look how the azimuth line of the galactic center is
just crossing the lighthouse. Let’s have a look at the AR view, night AR view, just to see what’s going on. That’s it! Here you have it. The Milky Way completely
vertical with the lighthouse. Pretty awesome. And this is happening… In July the 5th at 3:25 in the morning. I hope you like this composition because I really love it. It’s pretty cool. And that’s it! This is how we do it! Now you have the power to imagine, plan and shoot legendary Milky Way pictures. And when you nail them, please send them to us because we are rewarding creativity with more than 5,000 dollars a year. So you are… we are actually rewarding our tribe, we’re rewarding you for your most
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Milky Way pictures” and there you have everything you need for the shooting. (The Bard laughs) (…) that’s why we say that there is a
hunting season for the Milky Way because from… (The Bard looses track) I’m going to plan the Milky Way
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100 Replies to “How To Plan Your Milky Way Photography”

  1. PhotoPills is finally available for Android too 🙂

  2. I've been really impressed with Sun Scout for the AR views for locating the sun's position but PhotoPills is a totally mind-blowing app. You guys are geniuses!
    This has got to be one of the best instructive videos explaining what is quite a tricky subject. Nice job!
    I get across to Mallorca every year to shoot a few weddings but haven't made it across to Menorca. One day!

  3. An SUV gets teleported down in the bottom right corner at 1:34!
    Seriously though, I've been waiting for the Android version since I downloaded paid versions of TPE and PlanIt!
    Exciting times…

  4. This app is great. I bought it twice: once for my ipad and once for my galaxy s7. Too bad I waited a month or so to actually watch this tutorial… I didn't know to double tap timeline to go to the current day, or tap the moon icon repeatedly to go to the next new moon. Perfect compliment to my new nikon d5500.

  5. I love the app. Is there any way to change your location, and pre plan a shoot in a different location?

  6. You, sir, are a fucking wizard! This is fantastic, the only app I have ever bought and probably the last. Muchas gracias!

  7. truly amazing what uz have created!!! I'm sold on this as my go to app for everything now!! off to the download shop!!!! nice vid and great display of what we can achieve with it, top marks to ya!!!

  8. I love this app! You helped me a lot! I love galaxy, sky tumblr photos and this is amazing. It took me 2 days to find a place to shoot in my holiday but when i found it, i was the happiest. ✌💜

  9. Purchased yesterday and learnt so much from this video Looking forward to getting outdoors with it now.

  10. I just bought and installed PhotoPills, so far I've checked the DOF feature, and it is way better than the app I've been using. My 7DMRKII is on the very extensive list of cameras, and I find this tool very easy to use. I will be getting into the planner next, as I think it is the most powerful feature of the app. The app is world class, hope you guys sell millions of copies.

  11. Epic, absolutely epic. To make something so complex into something completely accessible is just crazy. Thank you!!

  12. When you talk about the months the galactic centre appears, are you talking about the northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere or both?

  13. Thanks for this tutorial – I thought you might like to see what I did with it on a shoot on the South Coast of England…

  14. Loved this video. Thanks. I've been a PhotoPills user / fan for years. Quick question, do I need a new moon if the moon has not yet risen when I plan to shoot? Is it still dark enough, or would a full moon that is about to rise still add light to the sky?

  15. Ah, next one, 21:07, yessss, if it’s not cloudy ⛅️😂 Just kidding, I have PI installed since a few weeks and I love 💕 it 👍

  16. i cant understand the vido but i suubed to help you reach 10k :).I love being nice.Oh and liked and clicked the notification bell.Keep up the great work man.

  17. My phone is Android. I have downloaded Photopills but I can't find these 'widgets'. What are they? I can open the Photopills app by touching the icon but the planner doesn't work because of no internet connection. I bought it because in this video you clearly said you didn't need a connection.

  18. Never mind the comments about being wordy…… explain this topic very well and for someone that only downloaded this topic yesterday and never did any astro photography, you have provided a great tool, the knowledge and inspiration to get out and do so, loving the app and already seeing better results in my photography habits because of it. thank you very much

  19. Is there any way to plug in the numbers to get PP to tell you when the conditions will be how you want it? So, say you want the MW vertical, galactic centre showing and in the direction you want to shoot directly over the lighthouse?

  20. interesting but you have to work on your english! =) Im sorry dude, you seem to be a very nice guy and i don't want to be mean but you make it sound a little too boring, but since im very interested in the topic ill give it a thumbs up!!

  21. Your English is unfortunately not good enough for me to actually listen to this video without a bad headache. So I will look for some other videos on Photo pills

  22. This is such a powerful app. I couldn't figure our how to properly use it…but these video are amazing thank you!!!

  23. I tried following along with you on my app, however I don't have a moon in the top left corner.  It is an icon that looks like planets (perhaps milkyway?).  Could you tell me how to change it.  Thank you.

  24. Great stuff guys, really well done. Can't wait to wake up at 2:00 AM next new moon to shoot the milky way in the magic spot! 😉

  25. I saw another video where a guy recommended this app. I thought it was too pricey. I later looked at this video and now I'm gonna buy it!

  26. the simplest & best possible way in which one could get to know about such a complicated topic .. the only thing I want to know is that can I plan using the app about a location without being present at the location, in advance ? pls let me know

  27. Can someone help me here, after I tap on the moon picture to get the next full moon, how do I set the date? I can't see what button he pressed to set the date.

  28. I tried this on my Panasonic G9 and all I got was stars and no milky way, even though the app showed me there should be one ?

  29. Why is it difficult to find a location I want to shoot. How do I enter a location name in the map. Like I am in city A but I will be travelling to city B and I want to plan for city B. Hopefully the solution is not to just scroll through the map as america is a bloody big country

  30. This is so incredibly useful. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into this app, but I assume there's some black magic involved or something.

  31. Does it only work for america … The app you put… Or does it work in europe too? I would like to see it myself
    Edit: also i would like to see where it aopears

  32. Is their a reason why I may not see the Milky Way at my location, their is no light pollution but still cannot see a thing, I got the app and all and trying to get an answer to this, thank you and great app!

  33. Well im new to this but keen to give it a shot,unfortunately in the UK,there's too much cloud so I 'm planning on learning between now and next spring then hit the cloudless skys of the med !!!!, thats if Brexit allows me ffs.
    Great tutorial,thanks guys for your time and effort.Liked and subbed.

  34. I sincerely apologize. I’ve since dived-in and found the app to be extremely useful, even inspirational. My initial difficulty with it stemmed from exactly what you had warned about: trying to do too much, too fast. Once you break it down into a series of discreet steps and actions it becomes much clearer how to achieve the results you’re looking for. I still have much to learn, but now consider it an incredible bargain and have enthusiastically recommended it to fellow shooters. Hope that makes up for my earlier intemperate comments. 😊

  35. Amazing app. Emphasis on the new moon though only valid if it is above your horizon no? It could be full but on the other side of the earth.

  36. Thanks for the tutorial. By repeating view different scenarios, it helps understanding how to use the app effectively. I can't believe how easy to use and very effective to predict the milky way. Thank you again for your great tutorial.

  37. Wow fantastic this is going to expand my shooting so much. Being ex soldier. With ptsd. Being able to plan and recon then prepare is so beneficial for me and will. Allow me to be much more likely to go and shoot so many different things or even positions with the Milky Way. The whole program is fantastic. I just sent the address of your site to some friends to get hold of this app. Please keep up the great expansion and added videos as you can. As I hope to be using this for many yrs to come. I’m not sure if there is a version that I could use on my MacBook Pro to revise my plans and run information that would be great as well so I can while planning link to what I have recorded from a spot or any say pictures of the AR to reinforce what my goal is??? As you have really put so
    Much great information I’m sure with my new iPhone coming the XAR it will run even smoother and maybe connect later to my MacBook Pro. As I’m not sure if it’s. Been out on my iPad as well. Or is it only the phone. Just bigger screen so easier as I get older lol. But also while on site be great for AR on the 12.9 screen. Cheers from Australia 🇦🇺 ohh I gather I’ll be looking North. As we are Southern Hemisphere??? 👍👍📸🎞

  38. Speaking English is just that, SPEAKING.
    It’s not a race. Slow down. I’ve missed half the things you’ve said, because you’ve combined 4/5 words, into one sound.

  39. 2 years after this video and I'm on the app and most of it has made sense to follow along. Extremely helpful app, I'm excited to use it more accurately and completely now.

  40. Love this video ,downloaded last nighton tablet
    2 questions
    can i also put it on phone? I find a tablet easier to use
    What do the colour lines mean ?

  41. Hi there
    Your Video tutorials are really good. I just bought it based on the Videos. A friend of mine is already an user and he is very happy with the app. I am from Auckland, New Zealand. Lets know if there is anything we need to know that would be specific for New Zealand.

  42. amazing video.. helped me alot.. thank you for the help, appreciate it! and Love this application, has sooo many features!

  43. WHen you say you jump to the next new moon with the button around 20:00 the bars are blue? Should these not be clear to signify a new moon?

  44. I just installed the app and i can't select only the milky-way path and even dose not shows which time it rise and goes down.

  45. I have just seen this for the first time – absolutely 100% brilliant AND very helpful – thank you for your skill and presentation.

  46. This is freaking amazing!! Building house in NC USA with west view. Used this and will get amàzing long range shots with MW above the mountain range. Assume a composite and it will be fantastic. Need star tracker (which was or discussed or expected) but small investment to get shot. This app is unbelievable help in planning. You are a genius!

  47. I found the guy very hard to understand, but after going through this video for a second time, its all very clear now. Thank you.

  48. Is there a way to search for a location in the planner other than moving the mp? Like you can do in the moon app at "settings" = just type the name of the city? Moving the map from the Netherlands to a certain location in USA is quite a job ;-/.

  49. Hi sir ……from india love to u☺️☺️🔥 sir have u shot tht perticular milky way after paling plz shear the image or Any link plzz☺️🔥

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