2014 -- Very early preview of SkyTools 4 for imaging at the
Oregon Star Party
previewed his innovative new "Imaging Project"
approach to observation planning at the star party. It is a big
new endeavor, which will delay the SkyTools 4 release, but he
feels it will revolutionize planning for astro-imaging, and will
be well worth the wait.
2012 -- Skyhound releases the Starter Edition
Starter Edition of SkyTools 3 is for beginning backyard
observers using binoculars and small telescopes (apertures up to
4.5-inches or 120 mm).
2011 -- SkyTools Video tutorials
video tutorials help new
users get started and offer tips for using SkyTools to its
1, 2011 -- Skyhound no longer supports SkyTools 1
1, which was released in 1998 and is incompatible with modern
operating systems, is no longer supported.
18, 2009 -- Skyhound releases the SkyTools 3 Log Import program.
stand-alone program imports log entries into SkyTools 3 from a
file in a variety of formats.
15, 2008 -- Skyhound releases SkyTools 3
announces SkyTools 3, our latest software for the observer.
SkyTools 3 is now available in two editions: Standard and Pro.
The Pro edition features a state of the art 522 million star
database fully integrated with separable double star components
and variability data. New imaging features include an
innovative imaging session planner, exposure calculator, and
imaging context viewer. The imaging session planner
supports deep sky, planetary, lunar and solar imaging for
astronomical CCDs, digital cameras, and video/web cams.
This tool provides new insights into when and how to obtain
images, based on a sophisticated model of the sky, optics, and
Both editions include many new observing tool innovations,
including a visual detection model, double-star pair splitting
model, context viewer, science-based realistic sky simulations,
a new observing list generator, and detailed observing synopses
for any object. Additional tools provide data
organization, sharing, and synchronization between computers.
17, 2007 -- Skyhound
has discontinued PC-Sky.
our supply of manuals finally ran out we felt it was time to let
this venerable old software pass into history.
1, 2007 -- SkyTools 2.2h Update released download
1, 2007 -- Skyhound
has released version 1.06 of Planet
Vistas Desktop as a free download!
here for more information and the download
Announces Club Discount Program
together and save! Order multiple copies of SkyTools 2
through your astronomy club and save up to 50%! To find
out more see Astronomy Club
1, 2006 -- We have changed our name: CapellaSoft is now Skyhound
15, 2003 -- SkyTools Real Time Released
first of many add-ons to come, SkyTools Real Time adds
exciting and innovative functionality to SkyTools for use at (or
near) the telescope. In addition, this amazing tool adds
the much anticipated telescope interface to SkyTools. To
read more see Real Time.
16th 2002 -- SkyTools 2 Officially Released
2 is the latest version of Skyhound's software for
astronomical observers. SkyTools is now positioned as the
premier astronomical software product, boasting an astronomical
database second to none and a host of innovative new features.