The SkyTools Starter Edition
SkyTools Starter Edition is
like having an expert astronomer look over your telescope or binoculars,
appraise your sky conditions, select the best objects to see and
then help you find them in the sky.
The SkyTools Starter Edition does two basic things: it helps select objects that are appropriate for your telescope or binoculars on a given night, and it helps you find them in the sky.
of SkyTools 3 is for beginning backyard observers using
binoculars and small telescopes (apertures up to
4.5-inches or 120 mm).
The famed SkyTools
Nightly Planner has been made so simple that anyone can
use it. Let SkyTools provide the expertise!
Did you or a
family member recently receive a new telescope as a gift?
Do you want to
show the kids interesting things in the sky?
Not sure what to
Tell SkyTools a little about your
location and telescope (or binoculars) and enter a date. SkyTools
will do the rest, listing the best objects to look at and making easy-to-use finder charts to take you to them.
The SkyTools Starter Edition is
utterly unique software for novice observers. It doesn't try to be
all things to everyone or add complicated features in an attempt
to appear impressive. It does one thing and it does it very well:
help beginners see appropriate things in their telescope or
The Starter Edition comes with a
100+ page observing guide and handbook written by an astronomy
educator and lifelong observer.
Download Starter Edition (Windows)