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SkyTools .stx file attachments now supported
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

Attached Files
.stx   Permian.stx (Size: 333 bytes / Downloads: 3)
Clear skies,

SkyTools Developer
Hi Greg,

I was able to successfully download & import the permian.stx file. It opened with no problems as a Target List. What is the effect of several hundred million years in the life of a galaxy? Are the galaxies supposed to look different or brighter? Would they exhibit some proper motion in that time? I tried to place a Skymark to see if I could detect a position shift, but didn't see one for NGC 682.

Anyway the .stx file test was successful, thanks.

Have a Happy New Year!

Phil S.

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