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  Transfering user data and log files from ST3Pro to ST4I
Posted by: Attila - Yesterday, 06:57 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (4)

Hi,

I have upgraded my SkyTools and am installing ST4I right now and am wondering how I can transfer my existing user data (e.g. telescopes, cameras, filters, etc.) and user log records from ST3Pro to ST4I?
I hope there is some kind of "automatic process" to do this data migration (e.g. via sync database?).


Thanks,
Attila

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  Logging observations w/o computer
Posted by: gandoe - Yesterday, 12:35 AM - Forum: Beginners Forum - Replies (1)

All -

While I have seen the spate of recent announcements regarding ST4 Imaging, and am therefore anxiously anticipating the release of ST4 Visual Observing, I decided to become better acquainted with my copy of ST3.

In order to incorporate ST3 more seamlessly into my observing, and because I do NOT take my computer out when observing (since my old scopes are manually powered!), I wonder:
- is there a capability to use an Android tablet/phone, or possibly some other mobile device on the same network, to view observing maps and/or to take log notes
- have people found some other efficient way to print out observing sheets with star hop guides (ala Visual Sky Simulations) to more seamless gain the benefits of ST without using a Windows computer?


TIA
Ed

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  Export observing lists
Posted by: ultradianguy - 2018-09-16, 05:46 PM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hi - I think this question has to have been asked before, but after 20 min of searching, I couldn't find it, so sorry if I missed previous threads. 
Been a very long time ST user and still love it on my PC, but I don't always have my PC when I'm observing and am starting to use Sky Safari on phone or iPad, including to control the scope, for times when I don't want to go to the trouble of setting up a place to put the PC, not to mention having sufficient power to keep it going. 

I've seen mentions on the web that Sky Tools can export observing lists in a format Sky Safari can recognize, but I cannot find any where in the software (or in the Help) to do this.  I saw the discussion where Greg said he doesn't plan to support the open astronomy log, which is disappointing.  But regardless, my primary interest is being able to export a list of objects for viewing and import into skysafari.

So can this be done?  The post I saw seemed very clear that there was a way to do this. 

As ST remains my central DB, it would also be really great to be able to log things in field in Sky Safari and bring those logs back into ST - but right now Observing lists are higher priority. 

Two-way sync of everything of course would be wonderful - but second choice would be lists from ST to SS, and then logs back from SS to ST. 

Thanks,
Michael

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  Optolong Filters
Posted by: AJ132 - 2018-09-16, 12:15 AM - Forum: Deep Sky Astrophotography - No Replies

I just upgraded to SkyTools 4 and in the process of setting up my equipment. I noticed that Optolong filters have not been included and it is asking for a data file to create new filters. Can someone advise how I can get the data files for Optolong LRGB, Ha, OIII and SII filters? If data files do not already exist how do you create them? All I have to go off of is the wavelength graph on the Optolong web site. Given the scale of the graph I would think it would be fairly difficult to create accurate files manually. Is there a better way?

Thanks for the info.

Andrew J

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  Does this plan make sense?
Posted by: waynehixson - 2018-09-14, 03:29 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (5)

I created a Ha-O3 plan for the Crescent Nebula. I set a SNR for O3 to 30 and Ha for 60. The plan created 6 x 9 minute subs for the O3 and 167 x 20 second subs for the Ha. This seems strange but maybe not? This is with an f/6.7 refractor and the ASI1600 camera. Maybe I shouldn't set different SNRs per filter?

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  Object Information - Hanging Screen
Posted by: lewis - 2018-09-13, 05:02 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (1)

Hi,
If I click in the Object info to the YearBar then the computing is running but no graphics appears.
With a little stretching of the active window the graphics is displayed. There is some sort of "hanging".
I run Windows 10 on a desktop and a Lenovo t470, on both machine the same effect.
The year bar is absolutely great for computing the best times for narrowband Imaging togehter with the moon!
Ed

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  Object Information - Hanging Screen
Posted by: lewis - 2018-09-13, 04:50 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - No Replies

Hi,
If I click in the Object info to the YearBar then the computing is running but no graphics appears.
With a little stretching of the active window the graphics is displayed. There is some sort of "hanging".
I run Windows 10 on a desktop and a Lenovo t470, on both machine the same effect.
The year bar is absolutely great for computing the best times for narrowband Imaging togehter with the moon!
Ed

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  font size
Posted by: rchbrave - 2018-09-13, 07:24 AM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Support - Replies (5)

I use red gel over my screen, and find that the font size is too small too read. I use the Windows Magnifier, but it's very clumsy. Is there a way to increase the size of the font in the observing list display? I'd happily see fewer rows and columns if I could read what's displayed there! Thanks - R

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  Sky Tools 4 Visual - Planner Feature Additions
Posted by: Stargazer - 2018-09-10, 02:56 AM - Forum: Visual Deep Sky Observing - Replies (1)

Greg,

Since you are still working on the visual version of Sky Tools 4, I would like to see if you have incorporated some additional observing list object selection options. I just started playing with the planner options in Sky Safari 6. Do you by any chance have it? If so, could those planner options be included in Sky Tools 4 visual? And I think a couple more would be helpful.

If you don't have it, let me know and I will send the planner options in Sky Safari 6. To me they would be very useful, particularly for public star party planning.

Thanks,

Roger

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  SkyTools 4 Imaging High DPI Support?
Posted by: jdupton - 2018-09-10, 01:43 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (1)

All,

   Have there been changes to the display system for SkyTools 4 Imaging compared to SkyTools 3 Pro? I am particularly interested in the use on 4K displays.

   I have never been able to run SkyTools 3 Pro on my Windows 10 Pro laptop with 4K (3840 x 2160) display without usability problems. The main program runs fine but I have not found any combination of settings that allow the Interactive Atlas to work properly. I have tried all of the various combination of display scaling and compatibility mode DPI support options. In some modes, hte main program displays fine but the Interactive Atlas display is messed up. I other modes, the Interactive Atlas works perfectly but the main display has overlapping text as the font is too large to fits the lines of the display grid. The only option that seems to work properly for me is the reduce the Display to FHD (1920 x 1080) mode which negates the reasons I use the QHD (3840 x 2160) display.

   Has SkyTools 4 Imaging beefed up support for High DPI / 4K monitors? That alone would be enough reason to upgrade. Either direct support or making font preferences available would be welcomed.


John

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