For owners of SkyTools Version 2 there will be a 50% discount on Version 3. Author Greg Crinklaw takes care of his user base! Jack Jimmy Ray wrote: > I selected Skytools as well. They will ship ver 2 followed by ver 3 at no > charge as soon as it is available. Thank you to everyone for your input. > Found all if it quite useful in reaching a decision that looks like it will > accomplish what I want to do. A lot of the features seem similar amongst a > lot of the packages, with some of the usual "Ford vs Chevy" stuff. A lot of > good software out there! > > Thanks again, > > Jimmy Ray > > -----Original Message----- > From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Jones > Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:45 PM > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Star Atlas / Charting Software > > 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.