Some of the basic features
that make SkyTools stand head and shoulders above the rest:
Integrated Databases - only
SkyTools draws the best data from multiple sources to create
highly corrected databases for both stars and deep skyobjects.
Planning -only SkyTools uses advanced scientific
models for planning that fully take into account your
telescope and observing conditions.
Double Stars are Accurately Depicted on Charts -only
SkyTools allows you to zoom in to any double star - even
binaries with orbits - to accurately see the individual
component stars appear, drawn correctly for any given date.
Interactive Atlas - a highly customizable "atlas on
a computer" that in itself is as powerful as many other
Telescope Control - plan what to observe in real time at
the telescope, then effortlessly drive the scope to your
targets. Or find an area of the sky on the atlas and drag the
scope around the sky by moving the field of view.
Comet and Novae/Supernovae Data -at Skyhound we
monitor recent observations, updating within hours of a nova
or supernova discovery, and we keep the magnitudes, coma
diameters and DC up to date for the observable comets. This
information is easily downloaded from within SkyTools in the
form of one of the "Current" observing lists, ready
for use in the planner.