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Using note/rating group
Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion
Last Post: obrazell
2019-05-18, 08:58 PM
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M102 "Unable to Schedule"
Forum: SkyTools 4 Support
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-15, 01:25 PM
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Calculating times for tim...
Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging
Last Post: david.odriscoll
2019-05-14, 10:05 AM
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Current Supernovae Proble...
Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion
Last Post: obrazell
2019-05-11, 07:56 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 1,032
DB Power Search and Const...
Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-07, 06:46 PM
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Log Files Wanted
Forum: iTelescope Users Forum
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-07, 04:40 PM
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ST3 Pro on a 4K monitor
Forum: SkyTools 3 General Support
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-07, 04:38 PM
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Supernovae Problems
Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-07, 02:49 PM
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Current list issues with ...
Forum: SkyTools 3 General Support
Last Post: obrazell
2019-05-07, 07:33 AM
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Problem with IQ Filter
Forum: SkyTools 4 Support
Last Post: theskyhound
2019-05-06, 05:03 PM
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  Using note/rating group
Posted by: astronut80920 - 2019-05-17, 01:04 AM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - Replies (1)

I have never used the note/rating group feature, but have decided to do so now to get ready for ST4 upgrade.  I have created a group for Messier objects I have observed and want to put those objects into that group and am not quite sure how to accomplish that.  It would be nice to check all those entries and then be able to move all of them at once into the new group. Anyhow, what is the best way to accomplish my goal?

Thanks,
Jim L

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  DB Power Search and Constellation Filter
Posted by: wadeh - 2019-05-07, 03:29 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (2)

It appears that the constellation filter is not working in a database power search.

I've attached a screen shot where I tried to get a list of all spiral galaxies with magnitude <= 12.0 in Andromeda.  It always gives me a list of all objects that meet my criteria in any constellation, even if I've selected the specific constellations in which I'm interested.

Thanks,
-Wade

   


Oh, and I forgot to mention that I am using 4.0d.

Thanks,
-Wade

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  Current Supernovae Problems
Posted by: theskyhound - 2019-05-07, 02:50 PM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hello,

The source of the SkyTools Current Supernovae list (http://www.physics.purdue.edu/brightsupernovae/) has not been updated since April 22. This has caused problems with the current list, as one might expect. So far there is no explanation for why the updates have stopped. I am monitoring the situation.

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  Supernovae Problems
Posted by: theskyhound - 2019-05-07, 02:49 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - No Replies

Hello,

The source of the SkyTools Current Supernovae lists (http://www.physics.purdue.edu/brightsupernovae/) has not been updated since April 22. This has caused problems with the current lists, as one might expect. So far there is no explanation for why the updated have stopped. I am monitoring the situation.

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Question Calculating times for time-series photometry
Posted by: david.odriscoll - 2019-05-07, 10:05 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (4)

Hi Greg and all
 
I have been using ST for some time now, largely to plan a double star programme I have been involved in.  The capabilities it provides are unique in comparison to other planning software I have used.
 
However I am now turning my attention to my real passion, eclipsing binaries.
 
It has taken me a while to understand the complexities of the exposure planning and scheduling process, but I think I have it all sorted now.  However I wonder if I am misunderstanding the process, or if I have discovered an "opportunity for improvement".   Smile
 
Say that that the EB has a time of minima of 2:30am.  I want to do a time-series set of as many images as I can at 60 second per exposure for a duration of 4 hours (which gives me 2 hours either side of the eclipse to capture the shoulders of the light curve).
 
However when planning the project, if I specify 4 hours of total imaging time, I actually get an imaging run for much longer than that, given read times etc.  That makes perfect sense, but plays havoc when I am trying to do the scheduling if I have expected to start and finish at a particular time.  It tends to result in an iterative process to work out how much "total exposure time" can be achieved during the nominated time window.
 
Is there some feature of the planning process that I am missing that would assist with this?
 
Alternatively, it would be good to provide a third option on the exposure planning window - total exposure duration, which would calculate the number of exposures based on the available imaging window.
 
I am open to all ideas.
 
Regards
David

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  Problem with IQ Filter
Posted by: waynehixson - 2019-05-06, 03:23 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (4)

When I turn on Night Filters and select IQ >= C it shows ONLY C, no A or B, same with any selection. If I select IQ>=any, it shows only F. I'm sure I probably have some setting wrong but I can't find it.

Thanks, Wayne

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  Current list issues with ST3
Posted by: obrazell - 2019-05-04, 10:52 AM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Support - Replies (6)

There seem to be some issues with the current lists and ST3. I am not sure if this is because all the effort is  now only on ST4I but the Current nova and supernova list in ST3 only shows one object whereas in ST 4 it shows about 50. The current comet list in ST3 only shows 5 whereas ST 4 current comets shows 9. 

This is from the number of objects in the list not what the filters are set too. Unfortunately these were some of the most useful features in ST3 and if they are being deprecated in the chase for ST4 it makes if very difficult for us non imagers.

Owen

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  Ascom & Sky Tools
Posted by: willw - 2019-05-03, 08:51 PM - Forum: Beginners Forum - Replies (2)

Hello, Has anyone had a problem using Ascom to connect  sky tools to their telescope? I have a Meade LX-90 mount  and sky tools . I got sky tools to connect to my mount two times, but when sky tools sends a slew command nothing happens. Now when i try to connect the mount and S/W the ascom S/W freezes up.I have posted my problem on the Ascom group but have not received a answer yet. will w

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  M102 "Unable to Schedule"
Posted by: Rowland - 2019-04-30, 07:43 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (3)

Hi Greg,

UPDATE:  I found the problem.  The Progress status in the Scheduler page shows 80%, but the Progress in the Project dialog shows 100% on all filters.
So the issue appears to be that the % completion being used by the Scheduler was not updated when the Project completion status was updated ??
I did close and restart ST4 but no changes in % completion in the Scheduler tab.

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Here's another head scratcher (I know you look forward to these :-) ).

M102, tonight.  Night bar in the Scheduler shows great imaging for M102 almost all night, bright green bar.

"Unable to schedule" message showing in the bottom "filters" window.

Other oddity - the blue imaging quality line extends at a high value well into daylight - but if you hover the mouse over the nightbar, it says completely dark to 4:47AM so some aspect of ST4 knows what time night 

M63, right above M102 in the list, shows a similar night bar but it can be scheduled.

   

Let me know if I can provide any other info to help you figure this out.  

Hopefully not a dumb mistake on my part but I've stared at this a while and I can't see anything.

Thanks,
Rowland

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  ST4i v4.0d Missing DLL Message on Startup
Posted by: andrewb - 2019-04-30, 03:14 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (4)

When I launch ST4i, I get the following message: "The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

After accepting this message, the program does startup and appears to function properly. 

About a month ago, I reinstalled the application. No change. After installing the ST 4.0d update, I still have this issue but I get two of these pop-ups before I can use the application. 

I am running Window 7 Home Premium.

Is there any way to resolve this startup issue?

Regards,

Andrew

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