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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...

See Comet Lovejoy at its Best

SkyTools offers a variety of unique tools for planning comet observations. Other software can plot the position of a comet in the sky, but only SkyTools can tell you if you can expect to be able to see it given your telescope and level of light pollution. Only SkyTools uses the  latest magnitude and coma sizes from recent observations. Only SkyTools uses a scientific model to predict the best time to observe a comet customized for you.

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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.

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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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