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Tips for matching wide fi...
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Imaging?
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CMOS (OSC)
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Import Caldwell Objects L...
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual?
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Telescope Position Crossh...
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The Biggest Mistake Poepl...
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Importing telescopes and ...
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual?
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Star labelling in the IA
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Project Scheduler
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Imaging?
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Nexus II
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual?
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ST4 visual and Nexus II
Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual?
Last Post: marvin452
2021-07-19, 12:52 PM
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  Tips for matching wide field orientation
Posted by: Bobbo - 2021-09-07, 08:23 AM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Imaging? - Replies (3)

Hi all

I'm struggling with trying to (visually) match a wide field image to the orientation provided in the Camera View of ST. The two most natural orientations are either landscape or portrait, but as far as I can see it isn't possible to keep the CV "locked" in either of those because there are no manual orientation settings available (only Flip or Mirror).

So how do people do it, without standing on your head?

Thanks

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  CMOS (OSC)
Posted by: H60DRVR - 2021-09-05, 05:18 PM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Imaging? - Replies (1)

Greg,

How do I set up filters for a OSC CMOS camera? Also I have a IDAS-NBX filter. It's not in the default folder. Will that be eventually be entered into the database?

David

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  Import Caldwell Objects List
Posted by: daveastro1963 - 2021-08-24, 06:46 PM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (2)

Hi,

Need help with creating the Caldwell Object List and importing into Skyhound. I see the Messier Object List is included with the software download.

Thanks,

Dave

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  Telescope Position Crosshairs on IA Chart
Posted by: MallinCamJack - 2021-08-09, 02:37 PM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (7)

I have ST4 Visual configured to audible say when the scope is slewing to a target, when the slew is complete, and when I have synced the scope to the cursor position.  But I cannot get the scope's position to show up with crosshairs on the IA chart like with ST3 PRO.  I would appreciate learning what I am missing in regards to the settings.

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp

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  The Biggest Mistake Poeple Make When Asking for Help
Posted by: theskyhound - 2021-07-26, 06:41 AM - Forum: Developer's Corner - No Replies

Or to put this another way, what's the best way to ask for help or to ask for a new feature?

This is going to seem obvious after you read it, but I get this all of the time.

Let's say that you are trying to accomplish something. You imagine how you might accomplish this thing using SkyTools, but you don't see that feature - the one you imagined. What often happens is that people ask me for their solution, without explaining what they are actually trying to accomplish. My response is inevitably going to be to turn around and ask what you are trying to accomplish. This is because there is often an existing way to do what you need to do. But if I don't know what that is, then I can't suggest it.

So here's the tip: tell me what you are trying to do, not how you want to do it. If you do that clearly, then I'll quickly be able to suggest an existing solution, and if one doesn't exist, I can start thinking about a good solution, and experience tells me it won't look much like the one you imagined.

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  Importing telescopes and locations from ST3
Posted by: masec - 2021-07-22, 02:24 AM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (4)

I'm a long-term user of ST3.  Over the years, I have programmed in many telescopes and observing locations into my ST3.  

Can someone please point me to the instructions for importing my ST3 telescopes and locations, etc. into ST4 Visual.  How do I do it?
Thanks

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  ST4 visual and Nexus II
Posted by: marvin452 - 2021-07-17, 12:42 PM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (2)

I am considering purchasing SkyTools 4 to use with my Nexus II, my telescope is NOT computer controlled, its on a Losmandy G4 mount and I've been using the Nexus as a push-to with SkySafari, unfortunately SkySafari is not cooperating and I'm looking for alternatives.

Does anyone have experience using the two together and is there a detailed setup guide for computer illiterates like myself?

Does the computer need to be connected to the Nexus II by USB cable or can I connect the two via Wifi?

I would like to have the software installed on my laptop for use with the Nexus II and copy on my home machine for planning etc., Is this possible?

Thanks in advance,

Trent

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  Nexus II
Posted by: marvin452 - 2021-07-17, 11:43 AM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (1)

I am considering purchasing SkyTools4 to control my telescope equipped with a Nexus II and encoders, I have a Windows 10 laptop computer I plan on using with it.

Does SkyTools4 connect directly to the Nexus II's USB port or does it connect wirelessly?

Do you have detailed connection instructions for the Nexus II and SkyTools 4?

Can I run SkyTools 4 on my laptop for computer control in the field and a copy of SkyTools 4 on my main computer in the house for planning etc etc?

Thank you!

Trent

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  Displaying stars in daytime Finder Chart
Posted by: Bobbo - 2021-07-09, 07:35 AM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Visual? - Replies (13)

I have a Finder Chart on screen (which I opened from the Mount Alignment Tool / Display Celestial Pole chart). How can I display stars for that chart during daylight? All star settings that I can see are turned on. When I move to twilight times then the stars appear, which leads me to think that this chart is taking into account the time of day. Fair enough. However, I do have an open cluster displayed in said daylight chart which contradicts my original thinking.

Have I missed a setting somewhere?

Thanks
Bob

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  UTC Times
Posted by: bigmasterdrago - 2021-07-09, 03:25 AM - Forum: How do I do it in SkyTools 4 Imaging? - Replies (1)

I'm looking for a way to lower the confusion index by having all times show as UTC. Is there a way to do that? This is mostly in reference to changing locations and plotting moving objects viewed from locations around the world.


I found it in Setup/Locations... Choose GMT +0. So far so good.

That seems not to be working in the ephemeris tab.

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