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SkyTools 3 from Skyhound

SkyTools 3 is software designed from the ground up for observing.  SkyTools 3 includes a complete set of software tools for observation planning, charting, and logging.  The SkyTools 3 Professional Edition adds unique and powerful tools for imaging and an unprecedented database of stars to 20th magnitude over the entire sky.  Learn more...

SkyTools boasts an astronomical database second to none and is the premier software for the observer.  Compare Editions...

Go Off the Beaten Path to Observe Humason 1-2 this Month

You won't find Hu 1-2 in the NGC catalog or in the software products that depend on it, yet it is detectable in a six-inch telescope from a dark site.  This planetary nebula is on the small side, somewhat faint, and not all that easy to find, but the main reason most observers have never hunted it down is it's relative obscurity. 


iTelescope facility in Australia

19 Telescopes and What to Do?

So there I was looking at a web site, faced with the sudden realization that I had access to 19 telescopes of all sizes all over the world, but I didn't know where to start!


Himalia as seen in the eyepiece

Observing Faint Outer Moons 

Jupiter's Himalia and Saturn's Phoebe are bright enough to be observed in larger telescopes, but these satellites are seldom attempted because they are so challenging to find using traditional methods and software. The unique features of SkyTools can give you the edge you need to bag these elusive objects.



SkyTools on your tablet and desktop

Use SkyTools on your Tablet, Laptop & Desktop

Our license allows you to install SkyTools on all of your computers and the Sync feature ensures that they all have the same data.

Plan your observing at your desk, then take your tablet or laptop out to the telescope. Log your observations in the field, and then view them on your desktop.  Read more...

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