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The 7 Best Stargazing Apps for iPhone 14 According to a Professional Stargazer

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The best stargazing apps for Apple’s iPhone

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Even the best stargazing apps—perfect for the new iPhone 14—are cheating. They keep you from learning what’s going on in the night sky and instead keep your eyes glued tightly to your smartphone’s screen, destroying your night vision.

Nobody really believes that. I’m around all kinds of astronomers, from amateurs with decades of observational experience to professional astronomers at some of the world’s best observatories. They all use stargazing apps. Some of them even leave their smartphone screen brightness all the way up.

Fortunately, the best stargazing apps all have built-in red light modes that

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