[AZ-Observing] Re: Star Atlas / Charting Software

  • From: Jack Jones <telescoper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:44:56 -0700

I think I'm going to get on the pre-order list for SkyTools V 3.0, it 
comes out Dec 1. Buncha new features. It can simulate just about any 
telescope, finder or naked eye view, either symbolic or photo-realistic. 
It says it shows the actual brightness of variable stars on the charts 
and they change in real time, that's a new one.


Chris Hanrahan wrote:
> 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

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