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Star Hopping with SkyTools 3

Star hopping with SkyTools is easy using the Telescope/Binocular Finder Charts.  These charts display up to three views: a simulated eyepiece view, finding device view, and naked-eye context view.  The charts accurately simulate orientations, fields of view, and limiting magnitudes.  Each view closely matches what you can see, eliminating the need to flip the chart, match only the stars visible, or tediously hand-place FOV circles.

 

Whether printed and taken into the field or displayed on a laptop, these charts make star hopping a simple, three-step process.  Start with the naked eye view to point your finding device, move to the finder view to point your telescope, and the move to the eyepiece view to locate the object.