Observation with SkyTools 3
SkyTools logbook is an app in itself, not only providing a
place to record your observations, but a means of organization
and a powerful search engine.
you start using SkyTools, you may never go back to pen and
paper." -- Sky & Telescope
SkyTools log book is simple and easy to use. Customizable
presets can be created to your taste which make entering viewing
conditions fast and simple. Defaults can be set so you
don't have to enter the same information over and over.
The logs are indexed by object type, night, instrument,
observer, location, and constellation, and can be filtered using
any combination of these indices.
can be added to each index. Comments for a particular
night are particularly useful, as in the example above. Miscellaneous logs can be
entered for non-object oriented observations such a meteor
showers or atmospheric phenomena.
entries can be
backed-up or printed for safe
exported to a
file in a delimited format which can be read by other
apps or spreadsheets
and synchronized easily from one computer to another,
allowing you to make log entries on your laptop in the field
and transfer them to your desktop later.
the windows clipboard for pasting into word processors or text
Need to send in your logs for a Messier or
Herschel certificate? Logs can be printed for any
observing list, making the process a snap.
the Logbook is not available in the Starter Edition.