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  January comet data
Posted by: obrazell - 2019-01-03, 08:23 AM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - Replies (4)

Is the January comet (Current) data published? I was interested in this new discovery in the morning sky.

Owen

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Sad External Guider setup - bug
Posted by: Rodolgo - 2019-01-02, 05:04 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (7)

Hi
Not possible to enter the distance between the guider and the OTA in other units than arc min.
Help file specifies otherwise:

If you know the separation from other software, simply enter it in arc minutes and select arc min as the units. If starting from scratch it may be best to measure the distance between the center of the guider body and the center of the pick mirror in mm. When you enter this number, select mm as the units. This should get you pretty close. 

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  Feature request : curated list of equipments
Posted by: Rodolgo - 2019-01-02, 09:46 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (3)

Hi
I would have expected to find a curated list of equipments to begin with.
The idea of having users enter and submit their own equipment is nice but error prone.
At least characteristics of the sensors would help a lot to get up to speed quickly.
I look forward to seeing how this product develops over time towards ease of use.
Thanks in advance.
Regards
Rodolphe

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  ZWO Filters
Posted by: russj - 2019-01-02, 03:21 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (15)

Hello Greg,
    I've just purchased ST4 and setting up my equipment, I've been unable to find ZWO filters listed,    in ur tutorial you mentioned you could supply  filter data if required, is this still the case, or am i missing something?   My filters are the "new" ZWO LRGB set.

                                Regards Russ

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  SkyTools .stx file attachments now supported
Posted by: theskyhound - 2018-12-30, 11:46 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Imaging - Replies (4)

I have added support for SkyTools Export format files (.stx) to this forum. Please note that while SkyTools 4 can read most SkyTools 3 stx files, the reverse is not true.

As a test I have attached the Permian observing list consisting of the brighter galaxies with look back times to approximately the Permian period of earth history. 

To read this file into ST4: 

1. Save the attachment to your computer

2. Start SkyTools 4 and select the Target Selection tool

3. Press "Get Target Lists" and select "Read from SkyTools .stx file"

4. Browse to the folder where you saved Permian.stx and select the file

5. Click Import

Open the list in the Target Selection tool by selecting the Permian list



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.stx   Permian.stx (Size: 333 bytes / Downloads: 3)
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  SkyTools .stx file attachments now supported
Posted by: theskyhound - 2018-12-30, 11:32 PM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - No Replies

I have added support for SkyTools export format files (.stx) to this forum. Please note that while SkyTools 4 can read most SkyTools 3 stx files, the reverse is not true.

As a test I have attached the Permian observing list consisting of the brighter galaxies with look back times to approximately the Permian period of earth history. 

To read this file into ST3:

1. Save the attachment to your computer

2. Start SkyTools 3 and open the Data Manager via the button on the planner tool bar

3. Select the Import Shared Data Tab

4. Select Browse Local/Network Files

5. Browse to the folder where you saved Permian.stx and select the file

6. Select the Observing List Group to put the list in to

7. Click Import

Open the list in the Nightly Planner by selecting the Permian list in the group that you placed it in.



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.stx   Permian.stx (Size: 333 bytes / Downloads: 3)
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  General Constraints
Posted by: Nemesis@3319 - 2018-12-30, 07:56 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (8)

Does a single value represent the FOV of an imaging system?

Nemesis

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  Image size Issues
Posted by: Nemesis@3319 - 2018-12-30, 04:28 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (1)

New to ST4.

In General Constraints is 1 tiles = imaging system FOV?

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  Overflow issues
Posted by: AstroGabe - 2018-12-28, 04:04 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (4)

I'm new to SkyTools, and am excited about using the features in it to help select objects and craft plans for them.  I am getting some overflow errors though at times.  It's repeatable when starting a new imaging project.  See the attached screenshot.  After dismissing the dialog box, the program becomes unresponsive and I have to restart it, losing all my progress.

Any advice would be appreciated.  

Gabe

   

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  Added Object and Project by RA/Dec - Project Not Listed
Posted by: Rowland - 2018-12-27, 11:17 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (3)

Hi Greg,

I couldn't find HH 222 in any of the existing catalogs so I added it to a list by entering its coordinates in the Add Object dialog.  (It's Herschel Herbig 222 - the "Waterfall Nebula").

I also clicked "Create Imaging Project" and made a project named HH 222 Waterfall Nebula.

This project doesn't show up in the Tools -> Project Manager, nor is it showing in the object list to which I added it.

Best,
Rowland

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