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  Logging observations w/o computer
Posted by: gandoe - 2018-09-19, 12:35 AM - Forum: Beginners Forum - Replies (3)

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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  iTelescope T20 Filter Config Wrong
Posted by: waynehixson - 2018-09-15, 02:14 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (5)

When I load the T20 data it shows 2 Lum filters and an Astrodon V filter instead of an SII. Not sure we can edit that here or not

Wayne

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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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  Skytools 4 installation failure
Posted by: Menardre - 2018-09-11, 11:14 PM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (13)

I have been using Skytools 3 for years. I paid for any tried to install Skytools 4 today. When I try to run Skytools 4 I keep getting "Log: SING Error" and the program terminates.

Roger

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  BackUp Settings and Plans
Posted by: CsMisi - 2018-09-11, 08:16 AM - Forum: SkyTools 4 Support - Replies (2)

Hi Greg

A question: how can I backup my settings and transfer it to another PC?
What I'm doing: I have a main PC for processing and planning and than I have a laptop which I use for capturing and using outside at night.
What I really need is a way to transfer everything to my laptop I have planned it on my PC. This was super easy with the BackUp function of SkyTools 3 as I have saved everything on my Google Drive and transferred it to my laptop. How can I do it now with SkyTools 4 Imaging?

Thank you

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