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. Jack 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 > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.