Jimmy, Like Jack, I also use SkyTools 2.0. It's not the most intuitive software program on the planet but it's very functional. It will easily go down to Vmag 16. I plan my outings and store all my observations within it. As Jack indicated, the "interactive atlas" is a great feature. I've yet to run across an object that wasn't in there. Oh, I take that back...Gyulbudaghian's Nebula isn't in there...but that's about the only object I've run into...so far. Contact me off-list if you'd like me to put together some screenshots of specific funtions for you to review. Chris Hanrahan Surprise, AZ -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jimmy Ray Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 7:06 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Star Atlas / Charting Software To All, I'm looking to upgrade my Star Charting software from my Starry Night and Cartes du ciel. Features and data are important but also want something that goes out to a Vmag around 15 or 16. On line I have found "Deep Sky 2000" and "Sky Tools". Any recommendations on these or other? Please advise... Jimmy Ray -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.