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  Spurious Asteroids
Posted by: Joe Stieber - 2017-11-14, 09:15 PM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Support - Replies (3)

I'm using SkyTools Version 3.2i Pro on a Windows 7 laptop.

When I display an Interactive Atlas for an asteroid and set it to the Supplemental database, a number of odd asteroids appear.
For example, looking at (4) Vesta at 5:45 am EST on 15-November-2017, there are four other asteroids nearby that are in the 3.7 to 3.8 magnitude range. The object information indicates they are all 1900 to 5900 km diameter and 1.5 to 1.6 au from the sun. I've attached a screen clip of the area near Vesta with them. There are a few other similar objects scattered on a current 30° wide x 15° Vesta chart, and similar objects (always 2010 something) appear whenever I look at asteroids on a wider field chart and the Supplemental box is checked.

They are clearly spurious, but they're annoying on-screen and confusing on a finder chart printout. I presume they're a database fault rather than a SkyTools fault. Regardless, is there a way to get rid of them?

Joe Stieber

P.S. -- I hope this is the correct section for posting this thread -- just learning the ropes here!

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  Need help with problem updating current lists
Posted by: theskyhound - 2017-11-14, 07:33 PM - Forum: SkyTools 3 General Discussion - Replies (12)

Hello everyone,

A user is reporting that he is no longer able to update his current lists from the web. I did make some changes to my website recently, switching over to https, and I am concerned that this may have caused his problem. Please run the following test and report your results:

1. Open SkyTools
2. Select the "Update 'current' Lists from web" from the Observing List menu on the Nightly Planner

Does the popup dialog say that the lists were updated properly? Or does it say "Unable to update?"

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Posted by: blakesphere - 2017-11-13, 08:35 PM - Forum: Beginners Forum - Replies (15)


Glad to be aboard.


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  Sony A99ii Use
Posted by: Twah_Pisto - 2017-11-13, 08:04 PM - Forum: Equipment - Replies (2)

Does anyone have any camera settings information for a Sony A99ii?    Anyone using a Sony A99ii on their scope?

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